Assael Architecture has been selected for the Sunday Times newspaper’s exclusive Best Small Companies to Work For 2014 accreditation scheme, securing 47th place.
This is the first year since 2008 that Assael has qualified to enter the national award with almost 60 staff. It is a notable jump back in to the Top 100 Best Small Companies league table with impressive figures including 90% of staff saying they have fun together and 77% feeling happy with pay and benefits.
The accreditation scheme for businesses with between 50 to 250 staff, is a key benchmark for staff satisfaction and rewards businesses that value their staff, look after their clients and work in partnership with the communities in which they operate. Based on staff feedback, organisations receive a Best Companies index score which determines their star rating compared to a fixed standard.
Chairman, John Assael, said:
“We are thrilled to be judged as one of the top 47 companies to work for again after not qualifying on size since 2008. Our staff are the foundation of our company, we invest in them and support them in their career progression and most importantly we work together as one team.”
Best Companies, the entity that compiles the list for the Sunday Times, has developed an academically rigorous methodology to measure levels of “workplace engagement” based on its experience of responses from nearly 740,000 employees in thousands of organisations. The Best Companies accreditation scheme then recognises those organisations that have achieved high levels in this area.
Best Companies’ stated goal is to “help make the world a better workplace”.