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What do employees want? Best company cultures in the UK revealed

What do employees want? Best company cultures in the UK revealed

There aren’t too many business leaders who would argue against the notion that company culture impacts performance and bottom line. But not all of them will have managed to create a culture that their people love.

It’s easy to identify a culture you would like to have, but it’s another thing to practice and implement it daily.

Jobs and recruitment site Glassdoor have identified 20 organisations who really are getting their company culture right, having released their top places to work in the UK.

Straight away you might think a big tech company like Google is sure to have grabbed top spot – but the internet giant has taken a tumble down from first place this time last year to 13th in this year’s round-up.

So, where’s the best place to work?

Based on Glassdoor’s anonymous employee reviews, Anglian Water, with its headquarters in Huntingdon, offers its staff a better working environment than anybody else.

Employees praised the utility company’s support, training and opportunities that it offers to staff, which is backed up by a good rate of pay and valuable benefits.

In second place is Bain & Company, where a caring culture is noted, followed by supply chain specialists XPO Logistics, which is revered for its relaxed atmosphere.

Putting our e-Resolve hat on, insurance company Hiscox, in seventh, stands out for its flexible working solution. One employee remarks about how “technology is available to allow a fantastic work/home balance”. In fact, flexible working is something that gets several mentions in the top 20.

A place below Hiscox is SAP. The ERP software providers are big on self-development and career opportunities, as are Taylor Wimpey and Royal London in ninth and tenth respectively.

Finally, a mention for AppDynamics, who round out the top 20, where employees state that they feel “all members of the team across all departments are in sync, and are working towards a common goal”. That’s no mean feat and requires the technology to be in place to enable that collaborative, cohesive culture.

Does your organisation have a culture that promotes collaboration and flexible working? They are two big things for employees, so if you don’t, now’s the time to change that. Drop us a message about how you can make it happen.

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