The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies 2018

The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies 2018 survey launches on 2 October 2017.

2018

"For the last two years, we have been placed in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For List.

"We have again registered to be considered for the 2018 list, which allows us to benchmark against other top, leading organisations.

"Completion of the survey is optional, however it is important to us that we receive feedback from you on the range of questions involved in the survey. This will enable us to continue to strive to create a workplace where colleagues can succeed, become leaders in their fields and make a real impact in the world.

"The previous lists were compiled from feedback from an independent survey which was sent to one third of colleagues across the University.

"Best Companies Limited will again randomly select 30 per cent of colleagues to complete the anonymous and confidential survey this October.”

Professor Gill Valentine, Interim Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Andrew Dodman, Chief Operating Officer.

What should I look out for?

  • If you are one of the 30 per cent chosen at random, an email will come from survey@b.co.uk with the subject The Best Companies 'b' heard survey is here!
  • If you have inbox tabs set up, you may want to check your promotions tab.
Who will get the survey and what will it ask?
  • 30 per cent of us will be randomly selected to complete a survey this October.
  • Most people will receive the survey by email. Some colleagues may receive a paper copy or login details by post.
  • The survey contains questions on eight key indicators of staff engagement: My Manager, Leadership, My Company, Personal Growth, My Team, Giving Something Back, Fair Deal, Wellbeing.
Is the survey confidential?
  • Yes. The survey responses are managed by Best Companies Limited and are confidential and anonymous.
When does the survey close?
  • Best Companies will send two reminder emails – on 9 and 16 October.
  • The normal timescale for return is two weeks from receiving the first survey invite.
What if I have a question about the survey?
  • If you have any questions about the survey, please email concerns@b.co.uk. A confidential helpline is also available at 01978 857181.
How are the best 100 chosen?

The data-gathering and analysis used across all sectors are extensive. The views of 270,429 employees have determined the rankings in all our lists. So it’s the staff themselves, the people whose hard work builds the success of these organisations - whether they’re lawyers, mechanics or shop assistants - who are giving opinions about their employers and their working environments.

And once a company is on one of The Times’ Best 100 lists, they have to work hard to stay there. In all, 857 organisations registered to take part in this year’s survey and there are 82 new entries on our final line-up of 330, displacing many from previous years who failed to make the grade this time.

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