The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals

We’re the Chartered Institute for payroll, pensions and reward professionals dedicated to raising the profile of payroll in businesses.
http://www.cipp.org.uk

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Best Company to work for in the UK
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Motivational quotes, riddles and jokes were included in daily videos and messages from bosses at The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) to add a bit of levity amid the pandemic gloom and encourage a bit of competition among teams. The Senior Leadership Team also spontaneously called employees to see how they were doing.

The Solihull-based not-for-profit organisation provides support, training and education services including professional certificates and qualifications to more than 9,500 members. It also champions the personal growth of its own staff through its four level Academy training programme which focusses on developing soft skills. To promote more internal development and progression, the CIPP has developed a “succession tool” which assesses factors including motivation and learning agility to identify potential talent within the organisation.

The small organisation has re-launched it charity committee and has invited staff to get involved and come up with innovative ways of supporting good causes throughout the pandemic. A virtual fundraising bingo game was held to raise money for the CIPP's two charities and staff are encouraged to support good causes through Payroll Giving.

The CIPP has continued to promote the Employee of the Month award throughout lockdown and the pandemic with the winner being rewarded with a high street voucher or an hour off work. Employee of the Year gets an engraved trophy and their birthday off.

In response to staff requests to be more involved in developing the business, strategy sessions have been introduced across all departments.

Featured Workplace Factors

Personal Growth

91% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

Employees are encouraged to pursue any of the many qualifications which the CIPP provides to its members from an MSc in strategic management to a BA (Hons) in business management and foundation degrees in payroll administration or pensions administration and management.

My Team

98% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

In addition to daily team catch-ups, a virtual social group was set up called The Locked Inn and on Friday afternoons employees were invited to get together to socialise informally which was also a great way to introduce new starters to the wider team in a more relaxed environment.

Wellbeing

83% of staff agreed

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

A Mental Health Hub was set up and more staff were trained as mental health first aiders to help identify signs of mental health or signs of stress earlier. An online wellness event including Yoga and Pilates sessions was held to promote positive mental wellbeing.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1980
Total number of employees
1
Number of UK locations
38
Employee average age
23% : 77%
Male : Female employee ratio
36%
Employees earning £35k+
7%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Long Service

Companies where at least 40% of the staff have worked there for more than five years.

Pensions

Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%.

Private Healthcare

Companies offering private health insurance to all employees.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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Quote from the top...
“The CIPP takes pride in being listed as a ‘Best Company’ to work for and we are absolutely delighted to have been included in this list thanks to excellent levels of engagement from the team. It is important to us to ensure that we have an engaged and motivated team, and to ensure that they are valued and motivated by the work that they do. 2020 was a challenging year for all employees with having to shift office based employees to remote workers very quickly and providing flexibility around other home commitments such as home schooling. The CIPP has always prided ourselves in supporting our employees and we continued to do this through the pandemic. We ensured high levels of communication and collaboration through online platforms and tools, and encouraged social activities as well as work meetings to ensure the same level of engagement and interaction online as there would be in the physical office. We are thrilled with the level of engagement and response from the team as a result of this."

Ken Pullar, CEO - Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals

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