Softcat has been honoured with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognising the Best Places to Work in 2021. The Employees’ Choice Awards programme, now in its sixth year in the UK, is based solely on the input of current and former employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies on Glassdoor, the worldwide leader on insights about jobs and companies. Softcat has ranked fifth on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work UK list, with an overall company rating of 4.4.
Rebecca Monk, Softcat’s HR Director, says of the accolade “I’m delighted that our people have rated Softcat as one of the best places to work and I’m proud that we have a culture in which our employees can grow and thrive. As a company, we have all pulled together during the challenges of the last 12 months without furloughing anyone. In fact, quite the opposite, we are still growing and hiring new people every day and have grown headcount by over 100 people since the start of our new fiscal year in August 2020.
This award is a testament to our people who drive and embody our culture every day and to our leadership team who lead with transparency, warmth, clear communication and put our people at the core of everything we do. Thank you to all our employees who helped us secure this award.”
On Glassdoor, current and former employees voluntarily and anonymously share insights and opinions about their work environments by sharing a company review, designed to capture a genuine and authentic inside look at what a specific job may be like at a particular company. When sharing a company review on Glassdoor, employees are asked to rate their satisfaction with the company overall, and key workplace factors like career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management and work/life balance. In addition, employees are asked to describe the best reasons to work at their companies as well as any downsides.
“COVID-19 is in the driver’s seat and every employer has been impacted. This year’s winning employers have proven, according to employees, that even during extraordinary times, they’ll rise to the challenge to support their people,” said Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor chief executive officer. “A mission-driven culture, transparent leadership and career opportunities are always hallmarks of Best Places to Work winners. This year, we also see exceptional employers who have prioritised the health, safety and well-being of their employees. My congratulations go to all of this year’s outstanding Employees’ Choice Award winners.”
Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work were determined using company reviews shared by UK-based employees between 22 October 2019 and 19 October 2020. To be considered for the UK award, a company must have had at least 1,000 or more employees and have received at least 30 ratings across each of the eight workplace attributes from UK-based employees during the period of eligibility. The final list is compiled using Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, led by its Economic Research Team, and takes into account quantity, quality and consistency of reviews.