The UK’s Best Companies to Work For in 2023 have been unveiled during a spectacular event that firmly put the spotlight on employee engagement and organisational health. The leading workplaces were praised for demonstrating they truly care for their people, particularly in challenging times.Read article
Take a look into our insight session on The power of investing in your people. Focusing on the factors of Personal Growth and Fair Deal - this discussion covers the importance of providing development opportunities as well as offering fair pay and benefits to employees. Our Red Chair panellists shared the practices their organisations have implemented to ensure their employees are effectively invested in.
We believe that strong team spirit is essential for any successful organisation. In this session, valued members of our community discussed the cultures their managers and teams had instilled to ensure team spirit is high. We hope these insights will inspire you to create a workplace where employees feel like they're part of something bigger than themselves.
From Covid-19 to ongoing economic challenges, living with uncertainty has become a way of life. But that doesn't mean that we're all comfortable with it. Workplace stress can rise, and team morale take a knock. How are companies overcoming workplace stress brought on by uncertainty, and how are they keeping up team morale during challenging times?
Take a deep-dive into how the leaders of your organisation can effectively lead with purpose from our Best Companies Live event for Q3. Valued members of our community took to the famous red chairs and discussed the initiatives their companies have implemented to improve their employee engagement against the workplace factors of Leadership and Giving Something Back.
Communication is everything to an organisation. Our data and MC³ model shows that managers who can not only effectively inform their employees, but listen to them too will build greater relationships and improve their engagement scores. We know management is one of the most important aspects of a company, that's why our Best Companies Live event for Q2 was dedicated to effective people management. See what insights were shared from valued members of our community who took to the coveted red chairs.
Close working between team members is not an issue in itself; it can hone specialisms and skills. A problem arises when collaboration between teams is rare rather than routine. Has the hybrid working explosion further cemented silo mentalities, or has a post-pandemic change in attitude and workplace norms – including greater use of tech – boosted team communication?
It's a tough time for business. The economic downturn and the rising cost of living are proving just as challenging for organisations as they are for their employees. In times like these, it's easy for businesses to hunker down, but companies need to play the long game, recognising that prioritising employee engagement and continuing to invest in their workforce can strengthen resilience during tough times and help them bounce back faster.
Guest article from Andrew Avanessian, CEO at AppLearn. In February I appeared on Best Companies Live alongside a panel of other business leaders to discuss how we break down silos within our organisations. I think it often goes overlooked, but a business that can break down silos and encourage better collaboration can be stronger and more resilient in an ever-changing landscape.
Organisations prioritising their employees' personal and professional development – their capabilities, skills and competencies – reap the awards in many ways. They can attract new staff. A global survey of Millennials and Gen Zs found learning and development opportunities to be the second most important reason for joining their current organisation. More than a quarter (29%) see it as a priority.
What is corporate social responsibility (CSR)? It's a phrase commonly heard across workplaces. For some businesses, it may be choosing a charity to donate to. For others, it may be doing something to support the community in which they're based.
The best in employee engagement has been celebrated in a three-day event (2nd-4th November) at Evolution London, bringing together 'Best Companies Live Q4' and 'The Best Companies Awards 2022'. All aspects of the event were live-streamed and free to access. This included daytime reveals of the Q4 winners, topical panel discussions on the iconic red chairs and the annual awards showcase, attended by thousands.
Since early 2020, organisations have faced challenges unlike any in recent memory. However, despite such adversity, some organisations have led and managed their people in such a way that they have seen an improvement in their Best Companies accreditation status. During August’s Best Companies Live, we spoke to a selection of the best improvers, across all size categories, to find out how they’ve gone about listening to their people and implementing positive change to help create an even better workplace.