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The UK’s Best Companies to Work for 2009 (2009)

Sponsor: The Sunday Times

“Our original list of Britain's top employers, now in its ninth year, caters for firms with between 250 and 4,999 employees. There are so many businesses seeking the Best Companies accolade that since 2001 we have created two further lists alongside the original. The 100 Best Small Companies to Work For was published last week, while the 20 Best Big Companies to Work For, lists businesses with more than 5,000 employees. Taken together, these three lists have become the definitive measure of workplace engagement. This year the opinions of more than 200,000 employees fed into the results and just under 1,000 companies sought a place on the three lists.”

“The Sunday Times list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For 2009 is derived from the views of employees and the policies and processes of employers. Using a methodology designed exclusively for the British workplace, it identifies best practice and ranks companies chiefly according to their performance in eight key indicators of staff engagement. Organisations at least five years old were eligible. These include public and private companies, partnerships, government agencies, not-for-profit organisations and co-operatives. Those with 250-4,999 employees entered the 100 Best Companies to Work For list; those small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with between 50 and 249 staff qualified for the 100 Best Small Companies to Work For guide, published on March 1, 2009. Those with more than 5,000 staff entered the 20 Best Big Companies to Work For contest.”


Last Updated:
August 2009