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Top Rated Jobs For Work-Life Balance

Earning a living is at the centre of why we all set our alarms in the morning for work – but it’s not salary alone that motivates us – according to a recent survey.

Nine out of ten people don’t regard money as the most important factor of a job search, attaching far more importance on elements like work-life balance.

Work/Life Balance and EVP

At Public Practice Recruitment Ltd, we recently explained why having an Employee Value Proposition (EVP) is essential to attract the best candidates to apply for a vacancy, and why it’s equally as important to look at a company’s EVP if you’re applying for a new job.

Indeed’s research is based on the feedback employees have given about their employers, which has formed the top-rated UK workplaces: best work-life balance list below:

  1. Transport for London
  2. University of Leeds
  3. Apple
  4. Unilever
  5. Kumon
  6. University of Greenwich
  7. John Lewis
  8. Jobcentre Plus
  9. GlaxoSmithKline
  10. American Express
  11. Thomson Reuters
  12. University of Southampton
  13. Lloyds Banking Group
  14. BAE Systems
  15. Rolls-Royce


We were too. It’s not unusual to see some movers and shakers on this list, but TfL coming in above big brands like Apple is excellent news.

What we’d love to see is some accountancy practice firms on this list – but as experts in the area, we know that the industry is very demanding on time. In fact, the ICAEW recently published that 36% of their members are currently unhappy with their work-life balance.

Accountancy practice might not be as advanced when it comes to EVPs, but at Public Practice Recruitment Ltd, we hear great feedback on the businesses our candidates work with. We’re currently working with some great accountancy practices that offer an excellent work culture.

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Happiness means different things to different people

Although flexibility for families is important to some, for others, like one employee at Apple, it’s working with people who simply love the projects they’re working on – job satisfaction.

At Unilever, it could be the general work culture that nurturing and motivating staff with events and activities; or the flexibility that becoming a tutor with Kumon gives you.

Looking for a new job?

At Public Practice Recruitment Ltd we work hard to get to know you and your drivers. If you are looking for a role with more flexibility, part-time, interim or simply a better work culture – we’ll help you. We have excellent relationships with the accountancy practices that are recruiting and can tell you much more about the company that you could find anywhere else – ensuring you’re a good fit for the role, and they’re a good fit for you too.

Public Practice Recruitment Ltd is an established and experienced business that specialises in finding the most suitable candidates within the accountancy field. For more information, you can visit our website, call us on 0333 5777 787 or email


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