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28 November 2019

BPCA member Rentokil tops popular employers list

BPCA member Rentokil Initial has knocked global tech giant Apple off the top spot in a league table of UK's most popular employers.

386 rentokil top employer indeed 

Rentokil was reviewed by its staff as the best company to work for in the UK, according to data released by the world’s biggest job site, Indeed.

Rentokil came top for its job security and advancement, with staff praising how it promotes from within, the good work-life balance and the company’s positive culture.

In reviews, staff described having high job satisfaction and doing fulfilling work. Rentokil’s success has pushed 2018’s winner, the global tech giant Apple, down into second place.

The list of the top 25 private sector employers features some of the UK’s best known high street brands and financial institutions, alongside global tech companies.

British firms dominate the table, and account for four of the top five on the list, and six of the top 10.

Ranking Employer Sector Origin
1 Rentokil Initial Business Services British
2 Apple Tech American
3 The Agincare Group Care British
4 Wren Kitchens Retail British
5 Lush Cosmetics Retail British
6 E (Gas and Electricity) Energy British
7 Barclays Financial Services British
8 Nando's  Restaurants South African
9 Kumon Education Japanese
10 JPMorgan Chase Financial Services American
11 Siemens AG Tech German
12 PwC Business Services British
13 Rolls-Royce Automotive German
14 EY Financial Services British
15 Marks and Spencer Retail British
16 IKEA Retail Swedish
17 Bakkavor Food manufacturing Icelandic
18 GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals British
19 John Lewis & Partners Retail British
20 Waitrose & Partners Retail British
21 RBS Financial Services British
22 Clarks Retail British
23 BAE Systems Defence contractor British
24 Lloyds Bank Financial Services British
25 Arnold Clark Automotive British

Bill Richards, UK managing director at global job site Indeed, comments: “Britain’s job creation boom may be easing off, but it’s still very much a jobseeker’s market - in which companies have to fight hard to attract the staff they need to grow.

“With private sector employers facing stiff competition for the best talent, many companies realise they need to offer more than just an attractive salary. Other factors can be just as important when it comes to wooing good people.

“Reviews posted this year on Indeed’s website by tens of thousands of employees demonstrate just how much value they put on a good work-life balance and a positive work culture - and how likely they are to research and consider these factors before deciding to apply.

“The companies in our top 25 scored consistently highly across all categories, and reviews from their staff show what a decisive difference these factors make in how they are regarded as employers.”

Andy Ransom, CEO of Rentokil Initial plc, comments:

“Being Indeed’s top-rated workplace for the private sector is a tribute to the hard work and commitment of our colleagues. We focus on getting it right for our people and in turn they provide a great service to our customers.

"We'd be the last to claim that we always get it right but we're committed to the long term investment in our people and their progression and development.

“Our approach is to ensure that we have a culture in place where everyone can develop their career through industry-leading training and be recognised for doing so.

"In particular, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment for all employees by striving to be an organisation that values everyone’s talents and abilities.”

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Source: Rentokil press release

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