Newsweek have announced their first annual rankings for the UK’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces® list, and CTS was ranked #34. The 2022 UK’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces® are the result of a collaboration with the Best Practice Institute (BPI), a leadership development and benchmark research company.
They captured the results after surveying more than 1.4 million employees from businesses with workforces varying in size from 50 to more than 10,000. The list recognises companies that put respect, caring, and appreciation for their employees at the centre of their business model and, in doing so, have earned the loyalty and respect of the people who work for them.
Charlotte Batters, Head of People at CTS reflects, “There’s so much we have done at CTS over the past few years to make sure it’s a great place to work. Our DEI, Environmental and Culture boards are more than just a tick box exercise and drive real, tangible change throughout the business, making sure policies are reflective of employee needs – and that we actually get things done. It’s really hard to pick one focus, so it’s great to be recognised for the overall approach we aim to take when it comes to making CTS the best it can be for our employees, customers, partners and wider community.”
How positive workers feel about their future at the company, career achievement, how much employer values align with employee values, respect at all levels, and the level of collaboration at the firm were the five critical areas measured to gauge employee sentiment. In addition, areas such as inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging, and company response and adaptability to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as return-to-office rules, were identified and analysed in relation to the five critical areas measured.
Newsweek’s Global Editor in Chief, Nancy Cooper says, “As a result of ‘The Great Resignation,’ more companies recognize the importance of focusing on employee satisfaction to not only attract but retain top talent,” said Nancy Cooper, Global Editor in Chief, Newsweek. “The businesses on this year’s list clearly demonstrated that commitment.”
To identify the U.K.’s top 100 companies for the Newsweek ranking, companies were evaluated and scored as follows: 35 percent of the initial score was based on employee survey responses; 25 percent was derived from analysis of external public ratings from sites such as Comparably, Careerbliss, Glassdoor, Indeed and Google; and 40 percent came from direct interviews with and written responses from company officials. Newsweek then conducted additional research into every company on the list, as well as the top runners up, to determine the final list of 100 companies and their ranking. (The list includes both UK firms and companies with a strong UK presence that are based overseas.)
BPI and Most Loved Workplace Founder and CEO Louis Carter says, “The companies on this list represent the best at placing love at the centre of their employee’s experience,” said Louis Carter, CEO, Best Practice Institute. “The number of applications this year and analysis of survey data reinforces our original findings that love is the strongest predictor of the strength of a company’s culture, employee engagement, and satisfaction.”
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About Best Practice Institute
Best Practice Institute is an award-winning leadership and organisation development centre, benchmark research company, think tank, and solutions provider. BPI is the certifying body for Most Loved Workplace® and conducted the original research to create the model and criteria for becoming a Most Loved Workplace®. BPI’s research proves that Most Loved Workplaces® produce 3-4 times better customer service, employee performance, and retention than companies not loved by their employees.
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