Ogilvie Fleet has achieved a two-star accreditation in the annual Best Companies to Work For survey that measures and acknowledges excellence in workplace engagement.
The company, which has more than 13,000 leased cars and vans on its books and a further 1,600 on fleet management and is targeting significant growth over the coming three to five years, has built on its one-star rating recorded in 2015, the first time Ogilvie Fleet had taken part in the survey.
Best Companies has been producing and publishing the ‘Best Companies to Work For’ lists since 2001. The lists are published by The Sunday Times.
Each year hundreds of organisations from a wide range of industries use the organisation’s employee survey to measure the engagement of their employees.
The responses are collated and combined to produce an overall engagement score for each organisation.
Employees are asked to rate their employers’ engagement across eight key factors: leadership, my company, giving something back, my manager, fair deal, personal growth, my team and well-being.
The results then enable companies taking part in the survey to build their employee engagement strategy on real-world data.
Ogilvie Fleet employees particularly praised the company for its leadership with senior management adopting an ‘open door’ policy and treating them as equals and with respect; their well-being with a flexible approach to working hours to meet individual lifestyle requirements; and with a fair deal notably through a profit-related bonus scheme.
Multiple awards in recent years have recognised Ogilvie Fleet’s industry-leading customer service excellence and managing director Gordon Stephen, managing director of Ogilvie Fleet, said: “It is critical in delivering a high level of customer service across the business that we employ motivated staff. The two go hand-in-hand.”
Already accredited with Investors in People silver standard, Stephen said: “We are aiming to achieve the gold standard and next year we have ambitions to receive three stars in the ‘Best Companies to Work For’ programme."
Ogilvie Fleet currently employs 82 people having increased its workforce by 12% in the past 12 months.