Bayer moves up the UK’s Best Workplaces ranking for the third year running
Coming in at 16th place amongst organisations with 500 or more employees, this award underlines Bayer’s belief that its employees really do enjoy working there and are very proud of the company.
Attending the awards, Lars Bruening, Bayer UK & Ireland CEO, said: “We’ve had some really big changes over the past few years as Bayer has focused on becoming a pure life science company and, in the UK, a major office move to our new HQ in Reading. All these extra pressures have meant our team has adapted and work really hard yet, despite all of this, our results and the resilience of our people shines through.
“At Bayer, we really are passionate about our people and take great pride in our work place. This award reflects the hard work and fantastic culture we have. It highlights the high trust and high engagement we focus on and, most importantly, all these results are based on employee feedback, so the fact that our people have given us their support and confirmed that they like working here is extremely encouraging.
Rebecca Harrison, Head of Talent Management, said: “The UK Best Workplace process provides a great insight into how our people view us as an employer and helps us to further evolve and enhance our culture here at Bayer. Every year, we set ourselves ambitious goals and strive to be the best we can. We work hard to identify areas that need focus, and representatives from across the whole business work together as a team to put solutions in place. Receiving this award means all the hard work was worth it, but more importantly it means people enjoy working here, and that’s what it’s all about.”
The UK Best Workplace rankings are published annually by the Great Place to Work Institute to celebrate the creation of great workplaces in the UK. These best workplaces tend to outperform the average organisation, with employees saying they look forward to coming to work, that they have trust in their leadership and find their company a fun place to work.
The rankings are defined by the Best Workplace survey, the world’s largest survey of workplace cultures and people practices. Assessment involves both the employee experience (through a Trust Index employee survey) and the HR and leadership practices that create the workplace culture that employees experience, through a Culture Audit.
Bayer’s 2018 results reveal high employee engagement of 85%, a strong sense of diversity and a jump in satisfaction with work environment and flexible working processes. Wellbeing also polled high, as did levels of trust between employees, their managers, leaders and colleagues.
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