The Employees’ Choice Awards
programme, now in its 11th year, is based solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies on Glassdoor
, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites.
Commenting on the award, Mark Cowlard, UK CEO, said:
“Our people sit at the very heart of our business, and we’re proud to have fostered a culture and ethos that supports our employees to be their best. We want Arcadis to be a unique place to work, where our people have the flexibility to own and develop their careers in a way that works for them. From the opportunity to work on industry defining projects to collaborating with smart people that bring new perspectives, we aim to create a flexible and agile working environment that meets the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s workforce. Attracting, engaging and retaining the best talent in the business is a huge priority for us, and it’s fantastic to have received such a resounding endorsement from our people.”
Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor Chief Economist, added:
“In today’s tight labour market, job seekers are in the driver’s seat when it comes to deciding where to work and they want to know the inner workings of a company before accepting a new job. To help people find the best jobs and the best companies, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards recognise employers at the top of their game. For employers, we know that a satisfied and engaged workforce helps drive financial performance. Glassdoor Best Places to Work winners are strategically investing in company culture, career growth opportunities and more, which also serves as a major recruiting advantage.”
On Glassdoor, current and former employees voluntarily and anonymously share insights and opinions about their work environments by sharing a company review, designed to capture a genuine and authentic inside look at what a specific job may be like at a particular company. When sharing a company review on Glassdoor, employees are asked to rate their satisfaction with the company overall, and key workplace factors like career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management and work/life balance. In addition, employees are asked to describe the best reasons to work at their companies as well as any downsides.
Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work were determined using company reviews shared by UK-based employees between 23rd October 2017 and 21st October 2018. To be considered for the UK list, a company must have at least 1,000 or more employees and have received at least 30 ratings across each of the eight workplace attributes from UK-based employees during the period of eligibility. The final list is compiled using Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, led by its Economic Research Team, and takes into account quantity, quality and consistency of reviews.