Bunzl, Ocado and Rolls Royce among top UK firms for retention

Bunzl Ocado Rolls RoyceDistribution and outsourcing firm Bunzl, grocery business Ocado Group and vehicle manufacturer Rolls Royce have been named as some of the top UK firms for employee retention.

Resume builder Resume.io analysed LinkedIn data to identify the large organisations where employees stay for the longest and shortest times in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. It ranked each employer based on its average tenure to find the ones that are best at retaining staff, and compared them to see which have the highest average.

Bunzl holds onto its employees the longest, at 10.2 years, while InterContinental Hotels Group retains them for the shortest amount of time, at 1.6 years. Tesco achieves 4.4 years, while Natwest Group, WPP, SSE and JD retain employees for two, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.5 years, respectively.

Meanwhile, the US employer with the longest average tenure is ConocoPhillips, at 10.6 years, while Apple has the shortest, at 1.7 years. In Canada, Great-West Lifeco employees stay the longest (10.8 years), while Telus International is the shortest (1.5 years), and in Australia, BlueScope Steel employees stay the longest (9.7 years) and Liontown Resources the shortest (0.6 years).

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The top 10 major UK firms employees do not want to leave are:

  1. Bunzl
  2. Noble
  3. IMI
  4. Relx
  5. Homeserve
  6. Pearson
  7. Ocado Group
  8. Bae Systems
  9. Rolls Royce
  10. United Utilities

Lotte van Rijswijk, content team lead at Resume.io, said: “Employees want fair pay. Security. Reassurances against disruptive developments in the economy or in technology. In short, humanity. Bunzl maintains a family feel across the 22,500 employees of its international operation by keeping its branches in regular contact with each other. It offers incentives on a personal level through a range of educational funds, financial solutions and economic opportunities, such as spending accounts and reduced-price stocks.”