Top Employers UK 2015 Announced Friday 27 February 2015 PDF Print • Top Employers Institute certifies 73 UK Companies for 2015 • One UK University is certified for the first time • Three companies have now achieved certification over ten times • Seven new companies achieve certification for the first time Last night, The Top Employers Institute, a global certifier recognising excellence in employee conditions, officially certified 73 organisations as Top Employers UK 2015 at an exclusive ceremony at London’s Old Billingsgate. The Top Employers certification is only awarded to organisations that achieve the highest standards of excellence in employee conditions. Amongst the 2015 list of recipients, Rider Levett Bucknall, J D Wetherspoon, and Saffery Champness celebrated being certified over ten times, seven new companies received the certification, and Manchester Metropolitan University were welcomed as the first UK University to ever receive the Top Employers certification. See full list of all 73 certified companies below or visit www.top-employers.com The annual research, undertaken by the Top Employers Institute, recognises leading employers around the world by assessing employee offerings across nine topics; Talent Strategy, Workforce Planning, On-boarding, Learning & Development, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession Management, Compensation & Benefits and Culture. Following validation and an external audit, performance scores are rated against an International standard. Only employers that achieve the required level qualify for the exclusive certification. Eleanor Nickerson, Director of UK Operations for the Top Employers Institute, says: “We’re especially excited to certify these 73 companies this year, because we toughened the application process significantly. It’s great to welcome back long-term participating companies - we have had 66 companies gain certification more than once, with a whopping 18 of these achieving it more than 5 times. It’s a real joy to see these companies grow, but it’s also a validation of the benefit of participating” -END- For more information visit www.top-employers.com Alternatively, contact Sam Wight on 01727 575 451 or Samantha.Wight@top-employers.com. The Top Employers Institute globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people. Optimal employee conditions ensure that people develop themselves personally and professionally. This in turn enables companies to grow and develop, always. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company has recognised Top Employers around the world since 1991. Certified Top Employers UK 2015 AB InBev UK Ltd Abbott Laboratories Limited AkzoNobel Alphabet (GB) Ltd ARM ASDA Avanade UK LTD Barchester Healthcare Bentley Motors British American Tobacco UK Bureau Veritas UK CGI UK Chiesi Cognizant The Co-operative Group DFS DHL Express UK Dimension Data East Coast Main Line Eni International Resources Ltd ERIKS UK Estée Lauder Companies UK FedEx Express Fidessa Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK Harrods HCL Technologies HEINEKEN UK Homes for Haringey IG InterContinental Hotels Group Corporate J D Wetherspoon John Lewis Partnership JTI KFC LeasePlan UK Lloyd's of London Manchester Metropolitan University McDonald's UK Molson Coors Brewing Co (UK) Ltd Nice-Pak International Novartis Pharmaceuticals Olympus KeyMed Orange Business Services PepsiCo UK & Ireland Philip Morris International Phoenix Group Quest Diagnostics QVC Rentokil Initial plc Rider Levett Bucknall UK RM Roche Products RWE npower SABIC UK Petrochemicals Ltd Sacker & Partners LLP Saffery Champness Saint-Gobain Santander SAP UKI Ltd STANLEY Security Tata Consultancy Services Technip UK Tesco Travis Perkins UniCredit Bank Valeo UK Vauxhall Motors Virtusa UK Volkswagen Group UK Ltd VSG Weightmans LLP Whitbread This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Top Employers Institute in the following categories: Business & Finance, Education & Human Resources, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.