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Power 50: what it’s all about

The Timewise Power 50 awards are our annual celebration of the people and places who make a success of flexible working. Nominations for the 2020 awards are now closed and the winners will be announced here in February.

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Flexible working is becoming more widely accepted, but the pace of change is still too slow to match the massive demand. So we’re keeping up the momentum, and showcasing the positive impact of flexible working, by highlighting the people and places who do it best.

We’ve asked people to nominate friends and colleagues who are stand-out flexible stars, and inspirational employers with an innovative approach to making flexibility work. The nominations are now in, and our panel of judges will choose the best of the best to create the Power 50 2020.

Individual entries

Individual entries are being judged under the following categories. There isn’t a fixed quota for each category; we’ll simply select the best 50 individuals or pairs, regardless of their role.

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Power Part-Timers

Senior leaders who work four days or fewer a week.

Power Climbers

Middle managers who are tipped for success, and work four days or fewer a week.

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Power Job Sharers

Pairs of senior individuals who work together in a job share or job split.

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Power Returners

Professional people who have returned from a career break of two years or more into a senior role on a part-time or flexible basis.

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Power Founders

Small business founders who have used their start-up status to give themselves the chance to work flexibly. Must have been trading for a minimum of two years (no sole traders) and have an annual turnover above £300,000.

Employer entries

Employer entries are being judged under the following categories.

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Innovation in Flexible Job Design

Organisations with a strong track record of designing jobs with flexibility built in, which deliver for their employees as well as their business.

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Innovation in Flexible Hiring

Organisations who consistently offer flexibility at the point of hire, and aren’t afraid to shout about it.

We’re looking forward to revealing the winners in February 2020

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