Lloyds is 'one of the best places to work' in the UK

Russell Galley, managing director of the Halifax
Russell Galley, managing director of the Halifax

LLoyds Banking group has been named as one of the best places to work in the UK

It has been ranked in 13th place according to the world’s largest job site indeed, who analysed thousands of staff reviews to reveal the top 15 employers that provide the best work/life

balance.

READ MORE: Jump in profits at Lloyds Bank
Russell Galley, managing director of the Halifax, which owns Lloyds Banking group, said: “It’s wonderful news that our colleagues have rated us so highly when it comes to work/ life balance.

"Getting this right helps us to improve the return and retention rates of our people and helps ensure we remain a great place to work.

"We know that work/ life balance means different things to different people and we work hard to have a truly inclusive culture to support all colleagues, whether they are juggling life with caring responsibilities, or want to work more flexibly in terms of their hours and location.”

Lloyds Banking group employs more than 6,000 staff in Calderdale including hundreds at the former HBos corporate sites in Trinity Road, Halifax, and the Copley data Centre at

Wakefeld Road.

READ MORE: Halifax sales to boost first quarter profits for Lloyds

Transport for London was ranked top in the survey, ahead of second-placed University of Leeds and third-placed apple.

Indeed said a good work/life balance includes good holiday allocation, sympathetic working hours and the ability to leave work at the office.

The jobs site said this reinforces recent data from decipher/FocusVision that revealed that almost 90 per cent of British people do not regard salary as the most important factor in their job.

Bill Richards, UK ​m​anaging ​d​irector at Indeed, ​said: “There is much to be gained both for employers and employees from encouraging a healthy work/life balance so all companies in this list should be applauded for already offering more to their staff than just a salary.

“Millennials in particular are aware that they are likely to have to work for longer than previous generations, so they appreciate the need to enjoy what they are doing as well as where and with whom they are doing it.​"

He said t​here ​wa​s a healthy mixture of employers from a wide variety of industries and both public and private sectors​,​ which demonstrates that offering a good work/life balance is by no means exclusively the domain of trendy tech startups, but is in fact something all smart employers should be doing.

“People remain the most important asset in business, so attracting good staff and allowing them to perform at their best should be deemed a priority, not an afterthought, and ensuring you promote a good work/life balance is central to this​,​”​ he added.​