Mitie has been recognised as a Top Employer UK 2019 becoming the only UK facilities management company to be recognised by the Top Employers Institute in 2019.
The certificate is awarded to organisations that have worked hard to create, implement and progress their people strategies.
As an independent HR certification company, the Top Employers Institute assesses participants through its global HR Best Practices Survey which covers topics from Talent Acquisition to Leadership Development. In order to be certified, organisations must successfully achieve the required standard as set out by the Top Employers Institute.
The certificate comes as Mitie continues its cultural transformation programme. Mitie has listened to its 54,000 staff and responded directly to their needs by launching it’s ‘You Said, We Did’ campaign. Activity has included launching new company wide vision and values, developing policies which support the workforce’s needs, such as an enhanced maternity package, and launching new technology to unite its diverse workforce.
Phil Sproston, UK Country Manager at the Top Employers Institute, commented: “This year’s Top Employers are really leading the way when it comes to creating progressive ‘people-first’ HR practices. We’ve seen outstanding best practice across every aspect of the employee lifecycle; leading-edge people strategies that are truly delivering a better world of work.
“The Certification Dinner gave our Top Employers the opportunity to pause and recognise the individuals and teams who are really driving this change and creating fantastic places to work.”
David Plink, CEO of Top Employers Institute said: “We believe that the 2019 Certified organisations demonstrate exceptional employee conditions and encourage the development of these practices by putting their people first. These companies help enrich the world of work with their outstanding dedication to HR excellence and because of this, they are recognised as an employer of choice.”
Jo Davis, Group HR Director, added: “We are honoured to announce that Mitie has been certified as a 2019 Top Employer. Our promise to our people is to create a place where they can thrive and be their best every day. We are on a journey to make Mitie a fantastic place to work and this shows that we are absolutely moving in the right direction, creating a place where our people can both be, and deliver, the exceptional, every day.”
The certificate was presented at a ceremony at London Hilton Park Lane on 31 January.