National construction recruitment specialist Thorn Baker Group is pleased to announce that it has been included in the annual Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For, for the third time!
Recognition for the recruitment specialists comes on the back of receiving the highest possible, three-star accreditation by Best Companies, for extraordinary levels of employee engagement.
Wellbeing and workplace engagement
The accolade is judged on eight factors of workplace engagement. These include how employees feel about the organisation’s leadership, their direct line management, the level of engagement with their job and team, personal development opportunities, wellbeing levels and work-life balance. It also looks at whether staff feel they are getting a fair deal with pay and benefits, plus the extent to which they feel the organisation gives something positive back to the communities in which it operates.
Paul Jackman, CEO of Thorn Baker Group comments: “The wellbeing and development of our employees is of paramount importance to us. It is something we all take seriously across the business, so to be recognised again in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies is testament to the investment we have made in our team. It is fantastic that over 90% of our employees feel proud to work for Thorn Baker and consider it to be such a great place to work.”
Best Companies to Work for Founder and CEO, Jonathan Austin, added: “I would like to congratulate Thorn Baker Group on its achievement of being named as one of the UK’s Best Companies to Work for. Best Companies have been producing the Accreditation standard since 2006 to acknowledge excellence in the workplace. We are proud that organisations like Thorn Baker focus on their employees and have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tell us that they’re a best company to work for.”
Striving for success
To prepare for its next phase of growth in 2019, Thorn Baker has recently restructured the business into three distinct brands; Thorn Baker Construction, Thorn Baker Industrial Recruitment and Thorn Baker Estates, Facilities and Maintenance. Each brand is solely focused on a particular sector therefore providing a more specialist service to the clients and candidates within its market, as well providing opportunities for employees to develop their career along a specific route.
Paul Jackman adds: “Our new structure is having a positive impact on the wellbeing of our staff, as well as our clients and candidates. Enabling our staff to specialise and tailoring their training and development opportunities to their specific career goals, combined with flexible working hours, has increased engagement within the company and is a major contributing factor in achieving the recognition in the Sunday Times 100.”
Thorn Baker Group now manages the recruitment needs of companies across the UK, placing over 30,000 candidates in jobs each year.