Family Friendly Employers

Category: Global

UK’s The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies (2010)

Sponsor: The Sunday Times

“This year we are celebrating 10 years of our Best Companies contests — a decade during which we have identified hundreds of organisations that can take huge pride in the dynamic, effective and highly engaged workplaces they have created…This year's survey is the most comprehensive yet with more than 230,000 employees — 30,000 more than last year — contributing their opinions across no fewer than 70 aspects of their workplaces. This is now widely recognised as the UK's definitive survey of working satisfaction.”

“The Sunday Times list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For 2010 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 February 28, 2010. Those with more than 5,000 staff entered the 25 Best Big Companies to Work For contest…This research clearly demonstrates that a person's experience of their workplace is a result of their perceptions in the following areas: Leadership (the heads and senior managers of the company); My Manager (the local management on a day-to-day basis); Personal Growth (opportunities to use skills and advance); Wellbeing (balancing work-life issues); My Team (immediate colleagues); Giving Something Back (giving back to society and to the community); My Company (the company and the way it treats staff); and Fair Deal (pay and benefits). These elements were used to determine the final company rankings.”


Last Updated:
April 2010