Gifts Today magazine

Calling all British companies

Are you the best? Chance to take part in survey to acknowledge top British companies to work for

If you want your company to be acknowledged as one of the best to work for in Britain, registration is now open to take part in the 2017 survey used to compile the list.

Every year employment engagement specialists Best Companies measure and recognise engagement levels through four esteemed Sunday Times Lists – the Best 25 Big Companies, the Best 100 Mid Companies, the Best 100 Small Companies, and the Best 100 Not-For-Profit Organisations.

To measure performance, companies complete the survey and the responses are averaged across the eight factors of engagement – My Manager, Leadership, My Company, Personal Growth, My Team, Giving Something Back, Fair Deal, and Wellbeing – to produce an overall score used to compile the lists.

The list score is then used to calculate a BCI score for each organisation which determines whether they are rated highly enough to receive Best Companies accreditation of Ones To Watch, or one, two or three star status.

Jonathan Austin, founder and Chief Executive of Best Companies, said: “Competition for talent is more intense than ever right now. Being identified as one of the very best organisations to work for is what will set you apart from the rest. More importantly, it demonstrates that your business is one that cares about and values its employees.

“While several organisations do work with us with the ultimate goal of achieving a place on the List, their real motivation behind taking part is to identify how they can make their organisation a better place to work.”

Registration for next year’s list is now open, giving businesses the chance to find out exactly how their employees feel about where they work and see how they compare with other businesses in their sector.

After registering, your employees will each be sent a BCI Survey to complete, which contains carefully-constructed questions that aim to uncover how they really feel about where they work. From there, Best Companies will analyse the data and identify areas for improvement.

The organisers’ research has shown a clear correlation between employee engagement and the bottom line with the share returns of organisations that achieve accreditation being higher than those of FTSE100 businesses.

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