Robert Walters and Walters People UK has been recognised as one of the best firms in the UK for women to work for in 2020 by Great Place To Work.
Robert Walters and Walters People ranked 18th place in the large organisations category – sharing the accolade with the likes of Adobe, SC Johnson and L’Occitane.
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.
The external survey found that 91% of Robert Walters and Walters People UK employees believe that ‘people are treated fairly regardless of their gender.’
In the past year, our UK business has launched a female mentoring programme and a 'Women in the Workplace' events programme; leading reports in Gender Diversity and job advert tools to help remove gender bias; and an enhanced industry leading maternity package for its staff.
Sarah Horridge, Head of HR at Robert Walters, commented:
“Creating an inclusive and diverse environment where people from all backgrounds and sexual orientation feel that they are treated fairly and have equal opportunities is something we have and continue to take seriously.
“Being voted as a Great Place to Work for Women is testament to the dedication and hard work we have put into listening to our people and making strides in the right places.
“The reason that this award means more to us than any other because it is our people that essentially ‘voted for us.”
The external audit found that Robert Walters and Walters People ranked higher than the external benchmark on categories including; Diversity, Empowerment & Accountability, Employee Engagement, Our Culture, Trust Outcome, and Values & Ethics.
Both companies have been particularly praised for the role management plays in helping Robert Walters and Walters People be a great place to work for women. In fact, employees stated:
- 86% - management is approachable and easy to talk with
- 88% - I get empathy and support from my manager when needed
- 81% - management shows a sincere interest in me as a person, not just an employee
- 82% - management is honest & ethical in business practices
- 78% - our senior leaders fully embody the best characteristics of our organisation
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