Our customers probably already know that we love working for Tusker, but now it is official – Tusker is an ‘Outstanding’ place to work. Not only that, but this official title, bestowed by The Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For league table, was based on feedback from 98% of our employees.
During November 2016, we undertook a company-wide internal survey from ‘Best Companies’ to achieve the ‘Outstanding’ rating – which we are told is unusual for a first-time participant to achieve.
Having supplied extensive information about a number of the company’s business practices, covering recruitment, training and development, employee engagement, environmental and working policies, as well as pay and benefits and employee satisfaction levels, Tusker received the excellent ‘two stars out of three’ rating, usually only achieved by returning companies.
Commenting on the success the organisation has had, David Hosking, CEO, said “We know Tusker is a great place to work, but to have it confirmed by such a prestigious organisation on the basis of not only the information we have provided, but also by our employees following their surveys, really confirms it. We’re thrilled with the result.”
During November, each employee was sent an online questionnaire which covered every aspect of their working lives at Tusker, from how motivated they found their line manager and how good communications are, to how valuable they feel to the organisation and whether they believe they get a fair deal in terms of pay and benefits. With an average response rate of 50%, it was testament to the commitment of our staff that 98% responded, and this ensured that the results were really very representative of our organisation.
Hosking continues, “The employee engagement survey was primarily to benchmark the organisation against others of a similar size and structure, and to highlight what we’re doing well and where we can improve. We’re delighted with the result.”
“Being placed in the top 150 organisations in the UK as part of the Sunday Times Top Places to Work is an amazing achievement for us as an organisation and is testament to the ethos of our organisation” Hosking continues “We’re all focussed on the future and we’ll certainly be striving for top-100 next time!”