The 'best places to work' in the UK revealed

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By Andrew Harbison, CA Today

28 April 2016

The best places to work in the UK have been announced, according to a new report.

The Great Place to Work Institute UK publishes an annual report detailing the best workplaces in the UK and why their employees enjoy working there.

This year’s report found that a “deep sense of purpose, a clear mission and vision and strong organisational values” were some of the main attributes that distinguished the top companies on the list from others.

The report stated: “Employees and employers alike benefit from a workplace culture which is based on trust, a key driver of sustainable engagement.  Best Workplaces outperform their peers because of their high levels of trust – 85% compared to just 55% at the average UK organisation.”

The top ranked large organisations

RankOrganisationEmployees
1Softcat plc862
2 McDonald's Restaurants Ltd31,250
3Salesforce UK600
4Cisco UK3,236
5Capital One (Europe) Plc977
6Hyatt Hotels Corporation 830
7Pets at Home7,503
8Volkswagen Financial Services (UK) Ltd863
9Rackspace1,134
10Adobe Systems Europe Ltd557

Source: Great Place to Work

Software company Softcat topped this year’s list of the best large workplace (500 + employees) with one worker saying of the company: “There is a genuine sense of people caring for each other, and those who have been here a long time really want to help newer staff succeed.”

The company also picked up the award for Most Trusted Leadership.

McDonald’s Restaurants achieved Master status this year by being recognised as a Best Workplace 10 years running.

Source: Great Place to Work

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