PKF Francis Clark has been recognised as one of the top employers in the country by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture.
The accountancy firm, whose Poole office is one of nine across the South of England, was ranked 33rd out of 87 large employers on this year’s prestigious list of the UK’s Best Workplaces™. Colleagues from across the firm, including unsung heroes nominated by their peers, attended a black tie awards ceremony held at London’s Tobacco Dock, where this year’s rankings were revealed.
It’s the first time PKF Francis Clark has featured in the list, after achieving Great Place to Work certification in September 2022. Earlier this year, the firm was also named as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces for Wellbeing.
Regular wellbeing campaigns, social events and volunteering days are just some of the things colleagues like about working at PKF Francis Clark.
Amy Taylor, chief people officer, said: “It’s fantastic to be recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces, especially as confidential feedback from our colleagues is central to the assessment process. To be eligible for this list, companies first have to be certified as a Great Place to Work, so we know we’re in good company.
“We’re proud of our friendly, collaborative culture and are always striving to support colleagues to be healthy and flourish in their careers. Just recently we have enhanced our employee benefits package and rolled out new learning and development programmes to develop our next generation of leaders.”
Great Place to Work® performed rigorous evaluations of hundreds of employee survey responses alongside Culture Audit™ submissions from leaders at each company to create the 2023 UK’s Best Workplaces™ list. They then used these data insights to benchmark the effectiveness of companies’ employee value propositions against the culture their employees experience. Those businesses who achieve the highest scores after evaluation receive Best Workplaces™ status.
Benedict Gautrey, managing director of Great Place to Work® UK, said: “As the global authority on workplace culture, our mission at Great Place to Work® has always been to build a better world by helping organisations become a great place to work for all. We strongly believe in the notion of ‘better for business, better for people, better for the world’.
“Best Workplaces™ consistently put people first – not just in terms of looking out for their own employees but also by caring for and supporting their surrounding community and environment. We’re incredibly proud to recognise the very best ‘For All’ organisations committed to equity and unfaltering in ensuring that all employees are empowered to deliver the right strategic solutions to ever-changing business opportunities and challenges.”
According to Great Place to Work, at its core a great workplace is about the level of trust employees feel in their leaders, the pride they have in their jobs and the camaraderie they experience with their colleagues.