Cifas

We’re a not-for-profit fraud prevention membership organisation managing the largest database of instances of fraudulent conduct in the country.
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Best Company to work for in the UK
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Fraud prevention service, Cifas, sent staff a series of treats to celebrate national events and get the team together for virtual socials including ingredients to make a meal together during Black History Month, a wine and cheese basket for an online tasting and a kit to build a gingerbread house. A thank you for your perseverance hamper was delivered in August and another one arrived in December with goodies for Christmas.

The small not-for-profit fraud prevention membership organisation manages the largest database of instances of fraudulent conduct in the country with organisations from the public, private and voluntary sector sharing their data to reduce instances of fraud and financial crime. Cifas' experts and services help protect individuals and organisations from the growing and increasingly sophisticated threat of fraud and financial crime.

Cifas, which has helped its members and customers protect themselves from billions of pounds worth of fraud losses since 1988, has worked hard to ensure staff had access to all the information and support they needed during the pandemic.

A monthly staff forum and weekly emails and responses to feedback from chief executive, Mike Haley, have kept the team informed and they can also put their own questions directly to him at “Ask Mike” sessions.

Cifas held regular “temperature” check surveys throughout the first lockdown and ran an additional one in November. There are recognition awards for those going above and beyond and staff get involved in volunteering and fundraising events.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Manager

94% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

Support offered to line managers during the pandemic included one on one coaching and a management development programme designed to enhance their people manager skills. This included topics such as boundaries for creating balance between work and home to help staff with the challenges of remote working.

My Team

91% of staff agreed

People in my team go out of their way to help me

Weekly informal check-ins or "huddles" have helped staff feel connected to their teammates despite working from home, while initiatives from cross-team networking meetings to team building events, including virtual escape rooms and cultural engagement initiatives, have boosted team spirit and engagement.

Wellbeing

75% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

The Cifas Fitness Challenge which began on January 4 and ran until the end of March involved staff doing 30 minutes of physical exercise every day of the week except Sundays with the firm donating money to its charity of the year for everyone taking part.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1988
Total number of employees
1
Number of UK locations
42
Employee average age
43% : 57%
Male : Female employee ratio
86%
Employees earning £35k+
5%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Holidays

Companies offering a minimum of 26 days annual leave to all employees.

Private Healthcare

Companies offering private health insurance to all employees.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

List Positions

National Ranking
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Best Small Companies to work for in the UK
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Best Mid-Sized Companies to work for in the UK
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74
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74
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74
Best Big Companies to work for in the UK
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74
Best NFP Organisations to work for in the UK
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27
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Quote from the top...

"Our employee experience is integral to our success as an organisation and I am delighted that Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, has been recognised as having ‘very good’ levels of engagement. We aim to be amongst the best workplaces in the UK and the recognition we have received from Best companies demonstrates we are going in the right direction."

Mike Haley, CEO - Cifas

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