Top 20 Companies for Management and Culture
- The top 20 UK companies with the best workplace leadership and culture have been named in research by CMI and Glassdoor
- Global Management Consultancy, Bain & Company named top company for leadership and culture
- Companies scored through analysis of reviews posted on Glassdoor website
The 20 UK companies with the best workplace culture and leadership - as chosen by employees - have been announced in new research by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the professional body for management and leadership, and job website, Glassdoor.
This year’s highest-ranked company in the 'Leadership and Culture at Work: the CMI/Glassdoor Top 20' is global management consultancy Bain & Company. The consultancy, which serves some of the world's leading corporates, scored highly across all measures, including a 99 per cent 'recommend to a friend' rating. The consultancy has a rigorous recruitment process, with Barney Hamilton, Chief Talent Officer at Bain & Company, estimating that up to 80 per cent of the organisation will be involved in the evaluation and assessment process to ensure they find 'exciting recruits with a passion for making an impact'.
Second was recruitment agency, Investigo, which trusts employees to manage their own time rather than setting core hours.
The third highest-rated company was energy consultant, Northern Gas & Power. The company also featured in last year's ranking. The Gateshead-based company fosters an "innovative" culture, where team members can finish work for the year one they’ve hit their annual financial target.
The 'Leadership and Culture at Work: the CMI/Glassdoor Top 20' ranking was based on analysis of the reviews posted on the Glassdoor website by current and former employees of more than 700,000 companies.
The CMI/Glassdoor Top 20 showcases companies with the best management and working cultures in the UK. At a time when trust in business is at an all-time low, good management and leadership is more important than ever to build inclusive and inspiring cultures which enhance productivity and promote employee engagement and wellbeing.
The 20 companies listed here are fantastic examples of the different ways culture can be nurtured, whether that’s through letting employees determine their own hours, lunchtime yoga classes or investing in staff through high quality leadership programmes.
Also featured in CMI and Glassdoor’s top 20 companies for culture and leadership were Facebook at number nine, Anglian Water at 13th and Salesforce in 19th place.
The business benefits of putting employees first are now proven – investing in culture and leadership is mission-critical for all companies. The CMI/Glassdoor Top 20 is setting a high bar for other leadership teams to emulate.
What is really interesting is the huge diversity in companies we see as pioneers when it comes to leadership style. Some of these employers are huge multinationals; others are far smaller, national firms; and in industry terms, the CMI/Glassdoor Top 20 features everything from tech and energy, to consulting and social enterprise.
||What they do
||Management and culture ethos
||Bain & Company
||Passion, energy, humility and extraordinary teams
||Define your values, and then let your people set their own schedules
||Northern Gas & Power
||Energy management consultants
||Hit your targets and get the rest of the year off. Innovation rules!
||The Good Care Group
||If your people set your values, they’ll truly live them
||Instil your values deeply; that why they’ll last
||Finance and technology recruiter
||Recognise your people’s achievements. That way, they’ll stay
||Keep communication direct and meaningful
||Authentic content underpins a much-admired digital business
||Social media platform
||Seven behaviours matter at the technology and social media giant
||Continuously improve, deploy the best talent and promote from within
||Social enterprise providing affordable housing & specialist housing services
||Add a bit of you in everything you do
||Visible leadership unifies dispersed teams
||Water and water-recycling company
||Keep people focused on your long-term purpose
||Find people with passion, and then upskill them
||Home assistance provider
||Openness is everything
||Software sales firm
||Constantly align people to the company’s DNA
||You can have an entrepreneurial culture in a large insurer
||Set a positive culture, and then communicate
||Cloud computing company
||It all comes down to ohana
||Professional home care
||Have a family spirit and do the right thing
The full Leadership and Culture at Work: the CMI/Glassdoor Top 20 report is featured in the autumn issue of CMI’s Professional Manager magazine and can be found at: CMI/Report
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