Security solutions specialist Securitas has been ranked among the UK’s Top 400 employers following an independent survey carried out on behalf of Bloomberg, the global business and financial information news leader.
The detailed survey was conducted last October by Statista for Bloomberg’s content and research arm. Over 15,000 workers in more than 1,600 UK-based businesses employing at least 500 workers took part in the online survey.
Respondents were asked a series of questions about job satisfaction, with one of the most important focusing on whether or not they would recommend their current employer – or a competitor – to a potential employee.
Notably, Securitas is the only security company to appear in Bloomberg’s Top 400 list.
Speaking about the survey results, Securitas’ Human Resources director Karen Morris-Lanz told Risk UK: “I’m delighted that Securitas has been recognised as a Best UK Employer in 2016. Securitas’ employee journey in the UK over the last few years has witnessed some significant changes. This has involved challenging the stereotypical views that people hold about the security business sector and promoting the varied careers that we can support both nationally and internationally. As one of the UK’s largest employers, we’re pleased to be recognised for the quality of our people and continue to strive to improve and promote sustainability and rewarding careers within the local communities we serve.”
Securitas’ Country President Brian Riis Nielsen added: “Managing and engaging with people at work so that they can deliver the best service for our customers is what we do. Our company values are immensely important to us. We work globally with a toolbox developed internally to ensure that our values run through everything we do. Values drive our behaviour. We’re a people business, and I’m extremely proud that the UK team has been recognised for the skills being promoted internally on a continual basis.”
Evaluation criteria and calculation
The willingness to recommend one’s own employer was considered the most important aspect of Bloomberg’s assessment. This metric is based on the theory of the Net Promoter Score. A question was asked requiring an answer on a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 means the individual wouldn’t recommend their employer under any circumstances and 10 suggests that they definitely would recommend their present employer.
A second aspect of the assessment involved asking employees to mention good or bad employers in sectors/industries outside of their own.
A statistically significant score could be calculated for upwards of 800 employers. More than 400 employers of those have been duly awarded. The number of awarded employers per industry is limited to 25.
The complete list of 400 business ranked in the survey can be found at the Bloomberg Best Employers UK 2016 website. Securitas appears in the list alongside a host of other blue chip names including Microsoft, the Rolls-Royce Group, Google, The John Lewis Partnership, Sainsbury’s and Nike.