Pertemps People Development Group (PPDG) once again proved we have the ideal company model, rising to the number two position in the annual Top 100 Best Companies to Work For listings and maintaining our position as the leading business in the employment and training sector.
We’ve been hailed for our ‘extraordinary employee engagement’, having consistently achieved national recognition for our work after first taking part in the Best Companies list just four years ago.
Best Companies celebrates the best of business by canvassing the views of employees on a number of factors to determine workplace satisfaction. This year the opinions of over 246,000 employees from a total of 828 companies were surveyed.
PPDG Executive Director, Ben Birchall accepted the award on behalf of the company at the recent event at Battersea Evolution in London.
Commenting on the company’s success Mr Birchall said: “Out of 1000 participating companies to secure second spot in such prestigious company is quite simply an outstanding achievement. Employees are your most important asset who should derive job satisfaction whilst maintaining a healthy work-life equilibrium, so this award demonstrates we have got the balance exactly right.”
Employee engagement experts Best Companies independently seeks feedback from employees in eight core areas around workplace satisfaction and placed the organisation highly in most categories including the best in the UK for fair pay.
Employee benefits include: long-service awards, discretionary bonuses, an award-winning payroll giving scheme, flexible working, volunteering opportunities, charitable match funding, personal training and development schedules, health scheme and secondment opportunities.
Around 80% of the senior management team has been promoted internally and almost one third of all employees were formerly long-term unemployed.
PPDG is recognised as one of the UK’s leaders in addressing unemployment and social exclusion having helped more than 100,000 long-term unemployed people into sustained jobs or self-employment. Over 130,000 people have received vocational skills training and more than 175,000 people have benefitted from a range of professional information, advice and guidance services.