An IT company in Marlow has been named as one of the best places for a work-life balance by Glassdoor.

Softcat PLC has ranked second in Glassdoor’s research which looks at the companies that offer a good work-life balance to their employees.

The company based in Globe Park offers flexible start and finish times and job-share opportunities as employer reviews put the tech company runners up on the list behind the  Office for National Statistics.

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Rebecca Monk, HR Director at Softcat, says of the award: “At Softcat we recognise that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work is different for everyone too.

“We are absolutely delighted that feedback from our very own people, alongside former employees, has helped us gain this recognition.

“We have a unique and inclusive culture and helping our Softcatters maintain their work-life balance is a big part of that.”

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Glassdoor research has found that there is no clear consensus among employees about what makes a good work-life balance and the current "one size fits all" solution is not meeting the complex needs to the modern workplace.

Lauren Thomas, economist at Glassdoor said: “Employee reviews on Glassdoor indicate that the companies that top the work-life balance rankings offer a range of options to help workers harmonize their home and professional lives”

“Whether it is the autonomy to set one's schedule, hybrid working policies or simply trust shown by management that work will be delivered without being tied to an office, it is clear that a healthy balance is best achieved when employees can individualise their approach to work.”

According to Glassdoor data, both now and pre-COVID, tech has ranked the best industry for work-life balance.

Four of the 10 top companies this year are from this sector (Softcat, Sky Betting & Gambling, Dell Technologies, and SAP) and offer flat, non-hierarchical management structures and the ability to complete most work with little need for in-office equipment.