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Rentokil Initial named best company to work for

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UK-based pest control and hygiene firm, Rentokil Initial is the best company to work for in the UK, according to data released by job site, Indeed, pushing 2018’s winner, the global tech giant Apple, down into second place.

The company, which serves customers ranging from multinational companies to homeowners, came top of a ranking of Britain’s best employers, based on tens of thousands of reviews written by the people who know them best – their staff.

Rentokil came top for its job security and advancement, with staff praising how it promotes from within, the good work-life balance and the company’s positive culture. In reviews, staff described having high job satisfaction and doing fulfilling work.

Andy Ransom, CEO of Rentokil Initial plc, commented: “Our approach is to ensure that we have a culture in place where everyone can develop their career through industry-leading training and be recognised for doing so. In particular, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment for all employees by striving to be an organisation that values everyone’s talents and abilities.”

The list of the top 25 private sector employers features some of the UK’s best known high street brands and financial institutions, alongside global tech companies. British firms dominate the table, and account for four of the top five on the list, and six of the top 10.

Table: Britain’s best tech sector employers 

 

Ranking

Employer

Sector

Origin

1

Rentokil Initial Business services British

2

Apple Tech American

3

The Agincare Group Care British

4

Wren Kitchens Retail British

5

Lush Cosmetics Retail British

6

E (Gas and Electricity) Energy British

7

Barclays Financial Services British

8

Nando’s Restaurants South African

9

Kumon Education Japanese

10

JPMorgan Chase Financial services American

11

Siemens AG Tech German

12

PwC Business services British

13

Rolls-Royce Automotive German

14

EY Financial services British

15

Marks and Spencer Retail British

16

IKEA Retail Swedish

17

Bakkavor Food manufacturing Icelandic

18

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals British

19

John Lewis & Partners Retail British

20

Waitrose & Partners Retail British

21

RBS Financial services British

22

Clarks Retail British

23

BAE Systems Defence contractor British

24

Lloyds Bank Financial services British

25

Arnold Clark Automotive British

 

Bill Richards, UK Managing Director at Indeed, commented: “Britain’s job creation boom may be easing off, but it’s still very much a jobseeker’s market – in which companies have to fight hard to attract the staff they need to grow.

“With private sector employers facing stiff competition for the best talent, many companies realise they need to offer more than just an attractive salary. Other factors can be just as important when it comes to wooing good people.

“Reviews posted this year on Indeed’s website by tens of thousands of employees demonstrate just how much value they put on a good work-life balance and a positive work culture – and how likely they are to research and consider these factors before deciding to apply.

“The companies in our top 25 scored consistently highly across all categories, and reviews from their staff show what a decisive difference these factors make in how they are regarded as employers.”

 

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