Kindred Named “Best Workplace in Tech” For 2021
Great Place to Work U.K. has recently released its 2021 list of the best workplaces in tech within the United Kingdom. Kindred Group was recognized along with 22 other excellent large corporations.
Kindred’s employees cite an inclusive workplace environment and excellent work-life balance as reasons why they love to come to work.
This is the third consecutive year that Kindred Group has made it onto this Best Workplaces in Tech list. Great Places to Work U.K. has officially named Kindred Best Workplace in Tech for this year. This is a fantastic and exciting achievement for Kindred.
Additionally, inclusion on this list is even more meaningful because employee engagement surveys drive the results. The survey used measures how consistently employees report a positive workplace environment.
In a statement to the press, Kindred’s chief HR Officer Gavin Hayward said:
“We are extremely proud to receive this recognition for the third year running. The pandemic has tested us, and we’ve had to manage big changes in personal and professional lives. At Kindred, we have invested in training for our employees on how to manage remote working, their own mental health and avoid burnout. We have also trained managers to support the mental health of their teams.”
Survey Says Kindred Group Has What Employees Need
There are prerequisites to being considered for Great Place to Work U.K.’s Best Workplace in Tech list.
Employees are given a Trust Index survey that asks for honest responses to a series of questions about their workplace. Companies are scored and ranked by these engagement surveys. In addition, this is a coveted award, so there are many companies in the running.
At Kindred, 89 percent of employees felt they were warmly welcomed when they first joined. Additionally, 93 percent said Kindred was a friendly place to work. The overwhelming majority of workers also said they were proud to tell others where they work. Finally, 95 percent of workers said that they felt supported in maintaining a work-life balance.
The survey conducted for this report also measures other factors that contribute to a positive workplace. It accounts for fairness, trust in leadership, camaraderie, physical health and mental well-being.
Benedict Gautrey, Great Place to Work U.K.’s managing director, commented, “Technology has enabled the world of work to evolve with pace during the pandemic – and it’s what will continue to push even more leaders to embrace new ways of working, no matter their organization size, location or industry.”
He went on to say, “Those within the U.K.’s tech space who have actively prioritized building a positive employee experience and supported their people’s personal well-being are the ones we’re proud to celebrate today.”
Kindred Group Takes Employee Satisfaction Seriously
In order to be included on this list, Kindred had to demonstrate a real commitment to its employees. Kindred Group has shown that it listens to and cares about its workforce. When asked, 95 percent of Kindred employees said they are treated fairly, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
In addition, 86 percent of workers believe that Kindred’s facilities contribute to a good working environment. An impressive 88 percent of people said they would happily recommend working at Kindred to others. Kindred makes it clear that the organization’s success is built on trust, empowerment and integrity.
Kindred is passionate about helping employees express their skills and develop their full potential. Since the company’s inception, they have maintained this passion for excellence in all aspects of their brand. Kindred understands that success hinges on nurturing the best and brightest individuals in the industry.
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Kindred has managed to foster an inclusive, balanced, inspiring and warm working environment. This extends to transforming their hybrid work environment into a better, healthier workspace.
Gavin Hayward noted, “We have recently introduced our approach to hybrid working. This policy is based on employee feedback and allows our people to organize their time for optimum performance and focus on their goals and responsibilities, whether at home or in the office.”
About Kindred Group
Kindred Group is an umbrella corporation that encompasses a number of well-known and successful brands. They have major offices in London, Gibraltar, Stockholm and the United States. Additionally, the company is publicly listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.