Banking organisation Standard Chartered has been accredited as a Great Place to Work organisation in the UK.
Great Place to Work recognises employers which have created an outstanding employee experience. In order to decide who receives certification, the organisation gathers employee feedback using its data-driven methodology, known as For All.
Organisations also survey their employees and complete a questionnaire about their history and demographics. If they meet Great Place to Work’s 65% benchmark, they will receive certification.
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A large majority of employees Standard Chartered report that they have a consistently positive experience, with 72% saying it is a great place to work and 97% finding it a physically safe place to work. Furthermore, 91% are treated fairly regardless of their sexual orientation, 86% are treated fairly regardless of their race, 81% are treated fairly regardless of their sex, and 86% are able to take time off from work when they think it is necessary.
Saif Malik, UK chief executive officer and regional head of client coverage for UK and Europe at Standard Chartered, said: “We are thrilled to be Great Place to Work certified. It means a lot that our employees have reported a consistently positive experience with their colleagues, their leaders and their jobs. This is important to us because we know that when our people have a high-trust experience every day, they are more productive, drive better business results and make a difference to our customers.”
Benedict Gautrey, managing director of Great Place to Work UK, added: “We congratulate Standard Chartered on achieving [its] certification. Organisations which put the employee experience at the heart of their business gain their employees’ trust and, in turn, are truly able to build a great workplace culture that delivers outstanding business results.”
Earlier this year, Standard Chartered in Poland was also certified a Great Place to Work, for the third consecutive year.