soundLINCS are delighted to have been shortlisted alongside four other organisations nationwide for the chance to win the Best Family-Friendly Workplace Initiative as part of the Fantastic For Families Awards 2018.
The Award, to be presented at a ceremony in Leeds on 1st March, recognises ‘fantastic organisations who have displayed innovative good practice in considering the caring responsibilities and general needs of their staff.’
For soundLINCS, the nomination is in recognition of the decision to move to extended office hours from Monday to Thursday, fitting employees’ full-time working week into four days and providing a three day weekend in which they could meet their personal responsibilities, whilst also creating the systems to maintain the important delivery of the Company seven days a week.
Nikki-Kate Heyes MBE, soundLINCS CEO, said: “We were delighted that the move to a four day week was met with 100% approval by all of our staff and partners, and the benefits we have seen in the last 12 months have been fantastic both for the Company and individuals. To be recognised with this award nomination is a brilliant honour and can hopefully help spread awareness of the positive effects the change can have!”
soundLINCS works across the East Midlands providing music-making opportunities for all ages, abilities and communities. To find out more please visit www.soundlincs.org.