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BPS World has been awarded 3-Star accreditation by Best Companies and named the 76th 'Best Small Company to Work For' by The Sunday Times. People & Culture Director, Rachael Allen, shares her reflections on the company's employee engagement journey.

I'm thrilled to let you all know that BPS World has been placed 76th in the 2019 Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work For!

Our founding belief is ‘people can be more’. Since our early days, we've always been passionate about our people and have adopted a ‘people first’ culture.

Engagement became one of our strategic priorities from 2017 onwards, focusing on employee engagement and customer satisfaction.  

We were already delighted to receive 1-star accreditation from Best Companies in 2018, as this was our first year of entering.

So we were even more thrilled when it was announced we'd jumped to 3-star accreditation this year, awarded for 'extraordinary levels of employee engagement'. 

Being named in the Sunday Times Top 100 list has capped off a fantastic journey. 

Our approach to employee engagement over the past two years has been that our people should be actively involved in, and help to drive, initiatives.

We've introduced a quarterly engagement survey and a monthly happiness survey.

Both surveys can be completed anonymously and feedback is always encouraged. We're completely transparent with the results and publish all our scores and comments.

Workgroups are formed with volunteers to drive initiatives related to the scores that we want to improve or areas that we’re strong in and want to keep a focus on.

The ideas and projects generated are presented to the leadership team to gain sign-off for implementation.

This approach has helped to ensure that employee engagement is owned by everyone in our business and means that we can all make a difference. It also contributes to our ‘people first’ culture in that our people really can make a difference.

So, it's a huge thank you from me to everyone at BPS World. This is a company owned award!

Our colleagues celebrate

Employees across our Maidenhead and Warrington offices have been busy celebrating #BestCompaniesDay2019.

The morning began in Maidenhead with a 'Best Companies Big Breakfast'...

 ...And then cakes in the afternoon! Following a #BCphotobomb.

Meanwhile, here was the calm before the storm in Warrington...

Warrington - Best Companies

 ...Unfortunately, Curly the Caterpillar didn't last much longer. 

Once again, thanks to everyone involved. 

We’re all looking forward to building further on this approach in 2019 and beyond.

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