The Sunday Times Best Companies To Work For 2014
If you are looking for a career that ticks all the boxes it seems that insurance is definitely the way to go. In the latest Sunday Times survey it has been revealed that no less than 4 insurance companies feature in the top 25 of the 100 best big companies to work for in 2014, with the Admiral Group ranking a very respectable 2
place out of the 897 companies that participated. In its 14th year of the annual ratings list of the ‘cream of Britain's motivated workforces’ this survey proves that Insurance is more than an attractive option for any job seeker.
The survey itself is now a highly anticipated event in the business calendar and is widely acknowledged as the most searching and extensive research into employee engagement carried out in this country, credible because the opinions are those of the employees themselves and not those of the employers with the potential to be steeped in bias.
The survey poses some interesting questions including things like ‘how employees feel about the head of the company and its senior managers’ and ‘how staff feel about stress, pressure and the balance between their work and home duties’; issues some employers would probably rather avoid, but for the really forward-thinking firms it’s essential information if you want to retain good staff.
Other key elements of the survey included
Many insurers have been facing limited organic growth opportunities with increased insurance risk and capital management challenges of late, not to mention further regulation; all factors that may persist for some time to come. In addition, certain insurance megatrends, including the rise of social media and the growth of big data, will pose continued hurdles for the industry. Rather tellingly, it is those companies that have come out on top in the survey that currently enjoy solid growth and attract the star players in the game.
Congratulations to all the organisations in this year's lists. From a wide range of sectors, what they all have in common is enlightened and forward-looking leadership prepared to invest in the wellbeing and motivation of their most valuable assets: their employees.