Conference, training and leisure venue Wyboston Lakes has achieved 43rd position in this year’s The Sunday Times ‘Best Companies to work for’ List. This is the third consecutive year that Wyboston Lakes has ranked in the top 100.
“We are truly delighted to be recognised for the third consecutive year, it brings an enormous sense of pride, throughout the organisation, to be ranked within the top 100” said Mark Jones, managing director of Wyboston Lakes: “ Our employees are the best and most valuable asset we have, so it is vitally important to us to know that we have a happy and engaged team.”
As part of the process, employee feedback is rated according to a Best Companies Index (BCI) score on a scale of 1 to 1000. Michelin-style star ratings are then determined from that score, with one star acknowledged as ‘very good’, two stars as ‘outstanding’ and three stars as ‘extraordinary’. In the results of this survey it was also revealed that 85% of employees believe the organisation is run on strong values and principles, with 79% being excited about where the organisation is going and 84% stating they feel proud to work for Wyboston Lakes.
On the basis of this employee feedback Wyboston Lakes were also awarded the two-star accreditation status, this means that the venue is considered an ‘Outstanding’ employer in terms of the way it engages with its staff.
Chelsey Hutchinson, People and Culture Director said, “We are delighted about the score this year, we scored exactly as we did last year and just 2.2 points away from being in the top category of ‘Extraordinary’, which is incredibly encouraging for a small privately owned business. The feedback has also been very rewarding, telling us that 82% of our employees love working for us – it makes me feel much fulfilled to work with such a great team.”
This year marks the 16th year for the Best Companies ranking. Best Companies have been producing the Accreditation standard since 2006 to acknowledge excellence in the workplace. Accreditation is a focus on Workplace Engagement as an integral component of an organisation's success and growth. This accreditation is regarded as among the UK’s most reliable and thorough processes for assessing the merits of organisations from all sectors in terms of the way they encourage, motivate and generally engage with their employees.
Wyboston Lakes are looking for continual improvement and they will continue to offer a fantastic place to work for all of their employees.