Zenith has been listed as one of ‘The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For 2014’ following an independent survey of its own employees.
This is the first time Zenith has entered the list, ranking at number 80 in the highly regarded table. The Sunday Times Top 100 list is compiled from the organisations that score the highest through independent and confidential surveys into employee engagement run by Best Companies, across 250,000 employees from 897 organisations.
This year’s result follows continuous improvements in engagement since Zenith first took part in the Best Companies survey in 2011. The company has an engagement programme which includes a training ‘Academy’, wellbeing awareness, community work, comprehensive benefits and an employee share scheme. The company also runs its own confidential bi-annual employee surveys.
The Best Companies methodology assesses areas of engagement related to the organisation’s leadership, engagement with the company, personal growth, managers, working in teams, giving something back, fair deal and wellbeing. Zenith’s highest score was for giving something back, where it ranked in the top 15. This relates to the extent to which employees feel their organisation has a positive impact on society.
Marisa Jerrison, head of human resources and development at Zenith, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have made ‘The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For 2014’ list. The results are testament to all the hard work of our leaders, managers and employees, in ensuring Zenith continues to be a great place to work. We will keep striving to improve on our place in the Best Companies and Sunday Times rankings and have already achieved a very solid foundation to build upon in the future.”