Revealed: The UK’s Top Employers for 2022

Top Employers Institute has announced the UK’s Top Employers for 2022 – certified for their outstanding HR policies and people practices

Among the 2022 UK Top Employers, 11 have been certified for the first time, including McLaren Racing, pladis UK and the supermarket chain Lidl. And several businesses have performed with enduring excellence, with the likes of AkzoNobel, Harrods, PepsiCo UK and Travis Perkins having achieved Top Employer Certification annually for over a decade.

The certification process

To achieve Top Employer Certification, participating organisations are assessed by Top Employers Institute via a rigorous analysis of their HR practices. The HR Best Practices Survey, completed by the HR team, covers six HR domains consisting of 20 topics across the business and employee lifecycle, including People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Well-being and Diversity & Inclusion. The information is then audited independently to ensure the integrity of the processes and data.

Phil Sproston, Region Manager (UK and Ireland) at Top Employers Institute, says: “Being certified as a Top Employer showcases an organisation’s dedication to a better world of work for their employees, exhibited through excellent HR policies and people practices. The latest data from our benchmarking shows how Top Employers in the UK have continued to develop their people practices and are still innovating as the pandemic evolves. In particular, the last twelve months have seen the introduction of new policies in the areas that matter most to employees, particularly in wellbeing and in equity, diversity & inclusion."

Become a Top Employer

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