Capital One and McDonald’s named Best Workplaces UK

Capital One

Capital One, Cisco UK, Goodman Masson and McDonald’s Restaurants are among the organisations that have been named as 2016 UK Best Workplaces by the Great Place to Work Institute.

The Best Workplaces list is based on an employee engagement survey and an independent workplace culture audit, which looks at HR and management policies.

A number of organisations entered the UK Best Workpklaces list for the first time this year, including Mars UK, Adobe Systems Europe, Wellcome Trust and RHP Group.

The organisations were recognised at an awards ceremony on 27 April. Awards were also presented to employers that excelled in leadership, wellbeing, corporate social responsibility and employee voice. Baringa Partners, Ketchum and McDonalds were given master status for achieving a placing on the Best Workplaces list for 10 years in a row.

The top five organisations on the Best Workplaces list, in large, medium and small categories, are listed below:

Best Workplaces, large

  1. Softcat.
  2. McDonald’s Restaurants.
  3. Salesforce UK.
  4. Cisco UK.
  5. Capital One (Europe).

Best Workplaces, medium

  1. RHP Group.
  2. Cosatto.
  3. Goodman Masson.
  4. R. Twining and Company.
  5. UKFast.

Best Workplaces, small

  1. Foundation SP.
  2. DMW.
  3. Futureheads Recruitment.
  4. Resurgo.
  5. New Chapter Consulting.

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Chris Newkirk, chief executive officer at Capital One UK, said: “We have built an amazing workplace and we live our values and culture not to win awards, but in pursuit of supporting each other and our customers.

“That said, winning kudos from the prestigious Great Place to Work Institute and standing out in a competitive field is great validation that we’re doing something right… not to mention having a ton of fun.”