The Adecco Group UK and Ireland’s brands rank on the UK’s Best Workplaces™ list

The awards recognise strong leadership and innovative HR policies as contributing to a high-trust, engaged workplace culture

4 May 2017, London, UK – The Adecco Group UK&I’s brands: Adecco UK, Roevin, Spring Technology, Office Angels, and Badenoch & Clark were all named by Great Place to Work® on their annual ranking of the UK’s Best Workplaces™. The companies featured in their relevant Small (20-49 employees), Medium (50-499 employees) or Large (500+ employees) organisation categories, as announced at a gala dinner on 3 May.

The rankings for The Adecco Group UK&I brands are:

  • Adecco UK – 7th (Large)
  • Roevin – 14th (Small)
  • Spring Technology – 21st (Medium)
  • Office Angels – 23rd (Medium)
  • Badenoch & Clark – 54th (Medium).

These rankings recognise high-trust, engaged workplace cultures across all the brands, a driving force behind their ability to attract and retain talent, helping to drive business success. Adecco UK and Office Angels have also been awarded 2017 Laureates in acknowledgement of five consecutive years each on the UK’s Best Workplaces™ list.

The methodology behind rankings uniquely comprises both an employee survey and an audit into each organisation’s management and HR practices. The awards recognise the strength of leadership and the range of innovative, creative and effective HR policies that contribute to a successful workplace culture.

Graham Jones, Chief Human Resources Officer, The Adecco Group UK and Ireland said:

“We are thrilled to achieve these rankings, particularly as they are based on having a trust-based workplace culture. It is a great recognition of the hard work that we put into establishing a unique and supportive environment for our employees – one that is built around mutual trust, empowerment, and of course, fun! We’ll build on our Best Workplace™ foundation by ensuring we continue to value our employees and their opinions, a cornerstone of what makes The Adecco Group UK&I such a great place to work.”

Tom O’Byrne, Great Place to Work® CEO said:

“We are delighted to see The Adecco Group UK&I’s brands on our Best Workplaces™ list this year. It is a validation of the strength of their leadership and their commitment to creating the kind of culture that attracts and retains the best talent and where people have pride in what they do and want to do their best. The hallmark of a great workplace like The Adecco Group UK&I is that their policies and practices are designed around the employee; this employee focus helps attract and retain the talent essential for driving and sustaining competitive performance. It is no coincidence that high trust organisations like The Adecco Group UK&I also tend to perform better than their peers.”

About Great Place to Work®:

Great Place to Work® UK is a consultancy specialising in workplace culture, helping organisations to create exceptional, high performing workplaces where employees feel trusted and valued. We help employers improve recruitment, retention and productivity by putting employees at the heart of the organisation, analysing what they think and feel and identifying the real issues that need to be addressed. Part of a global organisation, we apply data and insights from over 7,000 organisations across the world to benchmark individual performance and advise employers on how to continuously improve employee engagement and wellbeing and so help build and sustain business performance. We run the Best Workplaces™ awards to enable the organisations we work with celebrate their achievements, build their employer brand and inspire others to take action.

We share our learnings through our research and publications at national, regional and global level, as well as through conferences and events.

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