Softcat has once again been named by Great Place to Work® as one of the UK's Best Workplaces. The UK's leading IT infrastructure provider ranked 5th in the large category (organisations with 500+ employees).
Great Place to Work presented the award to Softcat at its annual Best Workplaces awards gala last night at the Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster.
Last year, Softcat scooped the top prize and was named as a Laureate, recognising the company's consistent ranking as a Best Workplace over the last six consecutive years.
The methodology behind the Best Workplaces awards is rigorous and unique. First, staff are required to take place in a Trust Index employee survey and then Great Place to Work conducts a thorough audit of the company's HR and management policies.
With the rankings being showcased in national newspapers, there are proven benefits to these awards. On average, companies that rank highly in Best Workplaces attract 2.5 times more job applications than their peers, have exceptionally high engagement levels with staff and are statistically more profitable.
"For many of our employees, Softcat is not just a job, but a way of life," said Martin Hellawell, Softcat chief executive. "Our culture is built from the ground up and there is a sense of community which we feel is unique to our business. This is the sixth year in a row we have been voted one of the Best Large Workplaces in the UK, and it really is a testament to that sense of community."
"Ever since our inception, our business model has always been to recruit intelligent, hardworking and driven individuals and to then train and mentor them to be successful within Softcat. This simple formula has been the magic sauce in our success. In our last financial year, we saw revenue grow by 17%, a turnover figure of £672 million. Every single penny of that was thanks to the extraordinary women and men that make up Softcat. Every accolade and award we have ever received belongs to them."
Earlier this year, the reseller won the coveted Apprenticeship Programme of the Year award at the 2017 Learning Awards and was highly commended in the National Apprentice Employer of the Year awards.
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