Appliance manufacturer Electrolux has been recognised as a top UK employer.
The company received the official certification as a Top Employer, United Kingdom 2017, from the Top Employers Institute. The body has been recognising excellence for 25 years, using one methodology across 116 countries with 1,239 certified organisations.
The award, said Electrolux, is considered a “true mark of excellence” in employee conditions, nurturing and developing talent at all levels and continually striving to improve employment practices.
The institute assessed Electrolux UK on the following criteria:
- Talent strategy;
- Workforce planning;
- Learning and development;
- Performance management;
- Leadership development;
- Career and succession management;
- Compensation and benefits;
Peter Spencer, general manager UK and Ireland for Electrolux major appliances, said: “For many years, we have used the TNS Employee Engagement Survey to understand how engaged our employees feel, and this has helped us focus our efforts. However, we felt the time was right to benchmark ourselves externally as a UK employer, hence why we put ourselves forward to be audited by the Top Employers Institute.
“The Institute is a highly regarded, long-established global organisation. The journey to gaining certification is a lengthy, thorough and rigorous process. For us to have achieved Top Employer certification, across all Electrolux UK entities, on our first submission, is a great honour.”
On its website, The Top Employers Institute commented: “Our comprehensive, independent research revealed that Electrolux UK provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation and has demonstrated its leadership status in the HR environment, always striving to optimise its employment practices and to develop its employees.”
- Electrolux HR country manager Elizabeth Hawkes (centre) receives the award on behalf of Electrolux