Today, – the UK’s no. 1 job website – has revealed that Google is ranked as the best company for work-life balance as rated by employees on the jobsite. As new employment laws came into play yesterday giving all workers with at least 26 weeks of service the right to make a request for flexible working, Indeed’s data shows that technology and charity organisations are leading the way when it comes to work-life balance, with the likes of SAP, Sony Electronics, British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross and Oxfam all making it into the top ten companies for best work-life balance.

The top ten highest rated companies for work-life balance in the UK on are:

  1. Google
  2. SAP
  3. British Heart Foundation
  4. Vale
  5. Johnson & Johnson
  6. British Red Cross
  7. Oxfam
  8. Volvo
  9. Roche
  10. Sony Electronics

David Rudick, Vice President International Markets at commented on the findings: “Yesterday was a landmark for employees across the UK and the new flexible working legislation will no doubt appeal to a number of workers. It is becoming increasingly clear to employers that job seekers are looking beyond financial benefits to find the one job that truly provides the right fit for them. It’s great to see that the companies on our list are already making moves to support these needs and hopefully the new legislation will encourage other employers to follow suit. Jobs are no longer just about the 9-5; they play an essential role in people’s lives, so it’s crucial that they are right for an individual across a broad range of criteria. Beyond work-life balance and flexible working, job culture, security and the team are all essential factors that people take into account when looking for a place to work.”