Zenith has achieved the Best Companies 2 Star accreditation and has been rated as an ‘outstanding’ place to work in the 2013 work place engagement survey, after seeing engagement rise by 10% in just one year.
The results build on Zenith’s ‘One to Watch’ status achieved in both 2011 and 2012.
As a high service driven company, Zenith has a strong focus on its people and invests heavily in the training, development and wellbeing of employees.
The Zenith Academy, established nearly two years ago, has seen over 80% of employees further develop their skills and qualifications.
Zenith recently expanded and renovated an area of its head office to create a large new staff recreation area as part of its ongoing development and employee engagement programme.
The new floor includes an innovation room to support Zenith’s culture of continuous improvement and development.
The company also has a full programme of charity, community and environmental projects, including links with local schools.
In addition to the Best Companies survey Zenith carries out its own confidential bi-annual surveys to assess engagement and implement improvement programmes throughout the year.
The Best Companies survey rates employers by independently and confidentially surveying employees on eight key areas: leadership; managers; personal growth; wellbeing; working in teams; giving something back to society; engagement with their job and organization; and how happy the employees are about their pay and benefits.
The Best Companies methodology has been specifically developed to help employers better understand today's complex and ever changing array of workplace issues and how they relate directly to their own organisation.
Tim Buchan, chief executive efficer for Zenith, said: “We have embarked on an ongoing programme of employee engagement and are committed to ensuring that Zenith is an excellent place to work.
“Employee happiness, motivation, knowledge and skills are crucial to our business; for delivering a great service and for fostering a culture of innovation.
“Providing exceptional service is one of our key differentiators and so we focus on recruiting, retaining and motivating the best people to deliver that service.
“This is a wonderful start to 2013 and we remain focused on working closely with everyone to ensure we listen, engage and respond.
“We will continue to listen to and survey all teams regularly and will work towards further improving engagement over the next twelve months.”