Global leading environmental recruiters receive a ‘One Star’ by the Best Companies Accreditation for 2009.
Allen & York, leaders in their market, specialising in the Built and Natural Environments, Energy, Health & Safety and Waste worldwide, have been acknowledged as ‘First Class’ for great work practices and employee care.
Best Companies Accreditation has been established to acknowledge excellence in the workplace recognizing organisations by Star Status by focusing on workplace engagement in the UK.
2008 saw 653 companies applying for ‘Star Status’ with only 307 achieving success by being awarded a ‘One, Two or Three Star’ Award.
For a Company to take part, there are necessary elements for eligibility that an organisation must have; been in existence for a minimum of 3 years, at least 50 full time employees and any mergers or acquisitions to have been completed by 31st August 2008.
If a Company is suitable, an employee survey and company questionnaire is carried out to identify workplace performance and best practice according to eight factors; leadership, management, career progression, employee work-life balance, team work, Corporate Social Responsibility, commitment employees have to their Company and employee benefits offered.
Having been rewarded with a ‘One Star’, Allen & York are now one of the few elite organisations that drive sustainable business performance through ‘Workplace Engagement’.
“By being accredited annually, we can identify tendencies and developments within our organisation that we can measure our performance against. It also gives employees the opportunity to let us honestly know how they feel towards us as their employer.” Mark Allen, Managing Director at Allen & York.
The Sunday Times ‘Best Companies to Work For’ is a list of the top 100 Companies in the UK celebrating the best small, mid-size and large workplaces alongside Best Companies. The list is compiled annually by Best Companies and published in The Sunday Times which continues to build in prestige.
“A One Star accreditation, the Best Companies signal of a ‘First Class Company’, in 2009 has been a great achievement. With great competition and as the status of the Sunday Times list grows, we just missed out on being one of the top 100 Companies this year.” Mark Allen continued by saying, “As staffing partner to many of the high profile names on the list, going forward we are naturally aiming to be one of the Top 100 next year as it remains our belief that the most valuable asset is our people.”