Bristol-based recruitment agency Heat Recruitment has achieved a three-star rating for workplace engagement and the way the business values its employees. This is the highest accolade possible from Best Companies. Heat was measured on eight factors of workplace engagement including leadership, management and wellbeing, and was taken by all company employees. They were then benchmarked against those of Google, Innocent and Ben and Jerry’s, with career-based, practical and personal perks available.
Heat team members enjoy a healthy holiday allowance, starting with 25 days as standard and increases to an impressive 30 days with years served. Top earning employees are treated to lunches at Michelin Star restaurants, a full month’s sabbatical is offered at five and 10-years’ service and there is an annual top performers holiday.
Lifestyle perks are covered too with summer and winter team and family events, a free-to-use company gym, bike lock-ups, on-site showers, and break out zones including table tennis and gaming. Plus, ad-hoc competitions, prizes, charity engagement, wellbeing events, annual golf days and the all-important duvet days.
From a career perspective, perks include a structured career plan, uncapped monthly commission, quarterly bonuses, training and development, target-related salary increases, pension contributions, annual staff awards and professional networking support.
Following on from the survey, each year the companies with the highest score will have the opportunity to appear in the Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For list, due to be published in February 2019.
In 2017, Bristol topped the list of the ‘best places to live in Britain.’ In achieving this status, Heat Recruitment is working hard to ensure the city continues to attract the best talent to work with them from across the country.
“This is a remarkable achievement for all of us at Heat,” said Steve Preston, managing director. “In 2018, we placed a strong focus on nurturing our talent and improving our reputation as an employer of choice, receiving three-star status from our employees is testament to this.
“Our staffing has increased by 56 per cent over the last 12 months and shows no sign of slowing,” he added. “We are setting ambitious targets for 2019 and understand that fostering our company culture and supporting our team internally is what’s helping to propel us to the forefront of our industry. Look after your staff and they will look after you.
“Additional recognition in the 2019 Best Companies to Work For list would be a true honour and would hopefully attract even more great talent to work with Heat at our head office, here in the creative and innovative city of Bristol.”
Best Companies accreditations help to attract and retain the best talent available, offering companies a fantastic opportunity to showcase the engagement health of their organisation.