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Robert Walters named as one of the best places to work in the UK

Robert Walters has been named as one of the best places to work in the UK for the third year running.

Ranking 21st in the UK’s best workplace 2020 in the Large category (251 – 1,000 employees) – Robert Walters shares the accolade with the likes of Adobe, Mercedes, SC Johnson and L’Occitane.

The external survey found that 82% of employees at Robert Walters stated that the organisation was a ‘great place to work’ and gave the company an overall trust index score of 79%.

Sarah Horridge, Head of HR at Robert Walters, stated:

“The reason that this award means more to us than any other because it is our people that essentially ‘voted for us.’ Great Place to Work allows for anonymous in-depth data to be obtained from our employees, allowing for a benchmark for us to improve from.

“The fact that we have achieved the ranking from Great Place to Work for three years now shows our commitment to creating the best possible environment for our people to succeed.”

Robert Walters employees stated:

  • 83% - organisation actively promotes mental and physical health among its employees
  • 93% - this is a friendly place to work
  • 84% - there is a "family" or "team" feeling here.
  • 90% - when you join the organisation, you are made to feel welcome.
  • 88% - people celebrate special events around here.
  • 87% - I'm proud to tell others I work here.

The company also received an overall employee engagement score of 80%. The biggest improvements, according to employees, made by Robert Walters in the last year have been:

  • This is a friendly place to work: 93% agree, increasing by +2% from the previous year
  • We have special & unique benefits here: 70% agree, increasing by +4% from the previous year
  • You can count on people to cooperate: 78% agree, increasing by +2% from the previous year.  

Areas where Robert Walters performs better than external benchmark and industry average for a Great Place to Work include:

  • I am developing professionally working here: 81% positive, 3% more than the industry benchmark
  • I want to work here for a long time: 78% positive, 2% more than the industry benchmark
  • This is a fun place to work: 81% positive, 2% more than the industry average
  • Management shows a sincere interest in me as a person, not just an employee: 81% positive, 3% more than the industry benchmark
  • Promotions go to those who best deserve them: 73% positive, 2% more than the industry benchmark
  • People celebrate special events around here: 88% positive, 2% more than the industry benchmark.

Best Workplace™ is the largest survey of its kind globally that assess workplace cultures and people practices across 57 countries, and is widely considered the most authentic indicator of good employment practices.


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