BIIA member Creditsafe has once again secured a top placing in the “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Creditsafe’s position as the most forward thinking employer in the credit industry saw the company ranked 36th in the list, as one of the UK’s leading medium-sized employers, its third consecutive Top 100 ranking.
The dynamic and innovative business environment fostered by senior management at Creditsafe drives significant employment engagement, with a working culture that supports development while delivering real bottom line returns. Continued expansion in the UK market and organic international growth has helped the company increase client numbers to 70,000 in the last financial year, helping to make Creditsafe the world’s most-used provider of company credit reports.
Cato Syversen, CEO of Creditsafe, said: “Employees passively consuming a ‘mission statement’ or ‘company narrative’ just isn’t enough if you want real engagement. We encourage mass participation in company events and task employees to challenge senior management to ensure they are involved with shaping the direction of our business. A successful corporate culture doesn’t see improving the bottom line as mutually exclusive to investing in employee welfare. Our continued success highlights the real returns for both the balance sheet and employees that results from ensuring behaviours and values are aligned.”
Creditsafe recognises that workplace engagement goes beyond bland company PowerPoint presentations or generic intranet updates. Employees who believe they make a valuable contribution to the firm’s success (85%), love working for the business and think the experience they gain there will be of great future value to them (81%). Employees surveyed applauded Creditsafe’s support of charitable activities (89%) and are happy with the balance of their work and home life (71%).
With 70% of Creditsafe’s senior managers promoted internally, the firm is committed to developing employees. The firm provides opportunities including a management development training programme, internal and external coaching and financial support for work-related qualifications. The firm ranked in the top 15% for companies where employees felt their job was good for their own personal growth.
The Best Companies Top 100 ranking is based on a number of factors, including leadership, management, personal growth, wellbeing, team dynamic, employer contribution, company engagement and benefits. Creditsafe’s recognition and reward for programme for employees, which helps motivate its highly skilled workforce was particularly highlighted. Best Companies have been producing and publishing the ‘Best Companies to Work For’ lists since 2001 to measure and acknowledge excellence in workplace engagement.
Source: The Sunday Times