Great Place to Work UK has just unveiled its 2021 list of Best Workplaces for Women
The UK branch of Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, has just unveiled its 2021 list of Best Workplaces for Women. Through an incredibly challenging year, a total of 114 UK-based organisations from a range of industries including housing, financial services, tech, and pharmaceuticals, have earned official recognition for driving an impactful and equitable workplace culture for women.
Top achievers Salesforce, The Sovini Group, Foundation SP and Signify Technology each took first place in the super large, large, medium and small size categories respectively. To determine the Best Workplaces for Women list, Great Place to Work UK administered their research-backed Trust Index employee survey and analysed the responses of UK-based female employees.
The UK institute found that the organisations where women reported a highly positive workplace experience, had programmes in place that looked to tackle the specific challenges facing women during the pandemic, while addressing the gaps in equal pay and career progression.
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To coincide with the Best Workplaces for Women list, Great Place to Work UK has also launched their annual Women at Work publication. Key insights from this year’s publication includes quality of life and work, with an an average of 78% of female employees at Best Workplaces reporting that their organisation was a ‘psychologically and emotionally healthy place to work.’
Furthermore, 87% of female employees felt that their ‘management trusts them to do a good job’ and women make up 38% of the senior leadership team in our recognised organisations, versus the proportion of women in FTSE 350 leadership teams only reached 29.4% in 2020.
“We’re delighted to recognise so many great organisations in this fourth year of the UK’s Best Workplaces for Women’s list”, commented Benedict Gautrey, Managing Director of Great Place to Work UK. “The issues affecting women in the workplace, particularly what we’ve witnessed in the face of the pandemic including parity of pay and advancement opportunities, continue to be important topics.
“What our 2021 UK’s Best Workplaces for Women clearly show is the positive impact their practices have on business. As a result, they are better able to attract and retain women of talent, encouraging them to develop professionally and personally.”
A full list of the 141 recipients can be viewed here.
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