Work plays a big role in our lives. According to research, British workers spend an average of 3,515 full days at work over the course of their lifetime. Due to the pandemic and during lockdown, working hours for some people even increased.
Looking at these numbers is not surprising that we want to be happy at work. Higher wages, supportive managers and the ability to maintain a good work-life balance are some of the key factors that make a workplace a good one.
But employees’ happiness doesn’t only benefit your staff. It’s good for the organisation too as happy employees are 12 % more productive.
We considered a few of the key components that make a good workplace, and pulled together a list of some of the ‘best’ companies to work for.
The pandemic proved to be one of the most challenging times for the hospitality industry. Hilton, one of the leading global hospitality companies responded to the employees’ needs by developing impactful programs such as Courageous Conversations and global virtual learning series dedicated to diversity, equality and inclusion. Thanks to these efforts, the company has been recognised for its exceptional and resilient work culture and has been awarded the Best Place to Work in 2021 and it ranked number 3 in the Best Place to Work for Women.
Cisco is a technology company that ranked number 2 in both UK’s Best Places to Work 2021 and Uk’s Best Workplaces in Tech 2021. The company has created a culture of authenticity and belonging where everyone can be who they are, improve their skills and grow.
Salesforce is a global leader in Customer Relationship Management that has ranked number 1 in UK’s Best Place to Work for Women, and number 3 in UK Best Places to Work awards for 2021.
The opportunities for growth and the supportive environment are some of the things employees appreciate the most in the company.
DHL is a leading global transportation company that has ranked number 4 in the UK’s Best Places to Work in 2021, and it’s been certified a Great Place to Work for 2022.
One of the main things employees seem to value the most is the motivational culture the company successfully built. DHL also continuously puts people’s safety and wellbeing first and listens to their concerns, so it’s not a surprise that their people are happy to be part of the organisation.
Admiral Group is part of the Financial Services and Insurance. They are number 5 in the UK’s Best Places to Work publication, and it ranks number 2 in UK’s Best Places to Work for Women. The company philosophy is based on creating an inclusive and supportive culture where everyone can thrive at what they do, improve their skill set and grow.
These are just a few of the ‘best places to work’, according to this list. Though they are in different industries, what they have in common is that they really put their people first.
By creating an inclusive environment, working on promoting wellbeing, career progression and equality, these organisations seem to understand the importance of employee value proposition. And last but not least – they prove that listening is the best strategy to understand what your teams need, and what could be improved in the workplace.
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