Robert Walters Group UK named one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women by Great Place to Work®

Recruiter Robert Walters and staffing business Walters People have been named as one of the best places to work in the UK for women.

91% of employees surveyed stated that ‘people are treated fairly regardless of their gender.’

Ranking 18th in the UK’s best workplace 2020 in the Large category – Robert Walters and Walters People shares the accolade with the likes of Adobe, SC Johnson and L’Occitane.

The external survey found that 82% of employees at Robert Walters stated that the organisation was a ‘great place to work’ and gave the company an overall trust index score of 79%.

In the past year, the business has launched a Female Mentoring Programme, a Women in the Workplace events programme, leading reports in Gender Diversity, job advert tools to help screen out gender bias, as well as enhancing its own maternity package to be industry leading.

Sarah Horridge, Head of HR at Robert Walters, stated:

“Creating an inclusive and diverse environment where people from all backgrounds and sexual orientation feel that they are treated fairly and have equal opportunities is something we have and continue to take seriously.

“Being voted as a Great Place to Work for Women is testament to the dedication and hard work we have put into listening to our people and making strides in the right places.

“The reason that this award means more to us than any other because it is our people that essentially ‘voted for us.”

The external audit found that Robert Walters and Walters People ranked higher than the external benchmark on categories including; Diversity, Empowerment & Accountability, Employee Engagement, Our Culture, Trust Outcome, and Values & Ethics.

Both companies’ have been particularly praised for the role management plays in helping Robert Walters and Walters People be a great place to work for women. In fact, employees stated:

  •  86% - management is approachable and easy to talk with
  • 88% - I get empathy and support from my manager when needed
  • 81% - management shows a sincere interest in me as a person, not just an employee
  • 82% - management is honest & ethical in business practices
  • 78% - our senior leaders fully embody the best characteristics of our organisation

Best Workplace™ is the largest survey of its kind globally that assess workplace cultures and people practices across 57 countries, and is widely considered the most authentic indicator of good employment practices.

In the Diversity category, Robert Walters employees stated:

  • People here are treated fairly regardless of their age 87%
  • People here are treated fairly regardless of the race or ethnic origin 94%
  • People here are treated fairly here regardless of their sexual orientation 96%
  • People here are treated fairly regardless of their disability 94%
  • I am treated as a full member here regardless of my position 87%
  • People here are treated fairly regardless of their gender 91%

About Great Place To Work

Great Place to Work® UK is a consultancy specialising in workplace culture, helping organisations to create exceptional, high performing workplaces where employees feel trusted and valued. We help employers improve recruitment, retention and productivity by putting employees at the heart of the organisation, analysing what they think and feel and identifying the real issues that need to be addressed. Part of a global organisation, we apply data and insights from approximately 10,000 organisations across the world to benchmark individual performance and advise employers on how to continuously improve employee engagement and well-being to help build and sustain business performance. We run the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women awards to enable the organisations we work with to celebrate their achievements, build their employer brand and inspire others to take action.

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