Metro Bank and Virgin Atlantic named among most loved workplaces for 2022

Most Loved Workplaces UK 2022Financial institution Metro Bank, airline Virgin Atlantic and HR system provider Ciphr have been named on the Most loved workplaces UK 2022 list, with the bank and airline ranking in the top 10.

The list was created by Newsweek, Best Practice Institute (BPI) and its benchmark research, assessment and culture change organisation Most Loved Workplace.

In order to identify the top 100 businesses for the list, organisations were evaluated and scored based on responses to BPI’s proprietary Love of Workplace index, analysis of external public ratings from Comparably, Careerbliss, Glassdoor, Indeed and Google, and direct interviews with and written responses from their officials. Newsweek then conducted additional research into every firm and the top runners-up to determine the final list.

The Love of Workplace Index measured five areas to determine how employees feel about where they work: the level of collaboration, how positive staff are about their future there, how much employer values aligned with employee values, respect at all levels, and career achievement.

The top 10 Most loved workplaces for 2022 were:

  1. Virgin Atlantic
  2. ManyPets
  3. Zopa
  4. Alfa Financial Software
  5. Grayling
  6. Lewis Silkin
  7. Metro Bank
  8. PerkinElmer
  9. Auticon
  10. Selfridges

Carol Frost, chief people officer at Metro Bank, said: “We are famous for our culture and the focus we bring on recruiting the right people for our business, irrespective of their previous experience or qualifications. Staff are always telling us what they really love about us is their colleagues and we work hard to build on this, creating an inclusive culture where everyone feels valued.”

Claire Williams, chief people officer at Ciphr, added: “Ciphr has a strong and inclusive company culture, based on trust, authenticity, accountability, and the drive to succeed. Our people are at the heart of what we do, and we are committed to making sure that they are happy and providing them with the best employee experience and work-life balance that we can, so it’s wonderful to be recognised as a workplace that is loved by its employees.”

Louis Carter, founder and CEO of BPI, said: “The most mentioned significant words by the [organisations in our surveys] were ‘value’ and ‘culture’, with 45% of the [businesses] making mention of at least one of those words. The [employers] begin the execution of their culture and value-based systems during the recruitment process.”