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2020 UK & Ireland Top Employers Revealed

Phil Sproston, Country Manager UK & Ireland - Top Employers Institute

Over 600 business and people leaders gathered at London’s Hilton on Park Lane, on the 30th January 2020, as the Top Employers Institute, recognising excellence in employee conditions, revealed its list of Certified UK and Ireland Top Employers for 2020*.

The host, award-winning comedian Ed Gamble, congratulated the 92 Certified Top Employers for 2020 for providing world-class employee conditions (82 Top Employers UK 2020 and 10 Top Employers Ireland 2020).

There were ten newly-certified organisations including Reckitt Benckiser, a British multinational consumer goods company, clothing and retail brand Puma, and Charles Hurst, the largest new and used car, van and motorcycle dealer in Northern Ireland.

Phil Sproston, Country Manager UK & Ireland at Top Employers Institute, says: “This year our UK & Ireland Top Employers have once again demonstrated their commitment to putting people at the heart of what they do.

“Our 2020 Top Employers are moving rapidly along the road of transformation. In the process, they are managing to create more “fluid” organisations: less reliant on old structures and hierarchies; and more invested in placing values, diversity and wellbeing at the centre of driving change forward.

The humane and soulful workplaces now emerging from these changes are underpinned – not undermined – by significant investment in new HR technologies, AI and automation.”

Now in its 29th year, the Top Employers Institute Certification recognises leading organisations around the world for their commitment to their employees and fantastic people practices.

The first step in the certification process is participation in the HR Best Practices Survey: a comprehensive analysis of the organisation’s Human Resources environment. The Top Employers Institute then validates the answers and documents provided to ensure they accurately reflect the organisation’s employee conditions.

After the validation of participants’ surveys, a third-party audit is conducted to ensure the integrity of the Top Employers Institute’s procedures, processes, systems and data. All participants must attain the international rating standard required for certification.

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