Bobst UK & Ireland deemed a ‘Great Place to Work’

Bobst UK & Ireland is celebrating after being ranked as one of the UK’s best workplaces, following a survey of employees during one of the company’s most challenging years.

Redditch-based BOBST was ranked 63rd in the UK medium-sized business (51-250 employees) category by Great Place to Work, a global institute that supports organisations who create exceptional, high-performing workplaces with a focus on employee wellbeing and engagement. Based on all responses to the survey, 82% of employees felt that Bobst UK & Ireland was a ‘Great Place to Work’.

Bobst UK & Ireland human resources director Wendy Knight said: “Feedback from Great Place to Work was that this was a very positive first result. We clearly have a strong organisation with engaged people! Considering we have endured one of the most challenging times that we have ever faced, due to the impact of Covid-19, we still received excellent feedback.

“The effect of lockdowns and increased working from home has meant that people have generally been more stressed; they cannot relax at home and have not been able to enjoy holidays. All this adds pressure to the working environment but despite this, we were still able to make the Great Place to Work list 2021. It is a great accolade and will support us in recruitment, employee retention and of course, promotion of BOBST as a company to do business with.”

Bobst UK & Ireland is the first business within the Bobst Group to be recognised by Great Place to Work.

The survey asks employees to score their employer in 20 focus areas, including caring, communication, integrity, team, competence, support, collaboration, equity and impartiality. Bobst UK & Ireland scored highest in caring and communication and was able to identify equity and impartiality as areas for improvement

Ms Knight added: “It is very pleasing to see that we scored highly in communications and caring. Our duty of care has never been tested as it has been over the past 12 months and we have implemented many different initiatives to find new ways to communicate and offer support to our team during the pandemic.

“For those areas where we did not score as highly, we will be exploring these further and developing action plans to improve for the future.  We now have a benchmark which we can use to compare ourselves against organisations of similar size as well as monitor our employee feedback year on year”.