Who are we, what do we do?

A little history

Great Place to Work® began with an unexpected discovery. In 1981 a New York editor asked two business journalists — Robert Levering and Milton Moskowitz — to write a book called The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America. Though the pair were sceptical they could find 100 companies that would qualify, they agreed, starting a journey that would lead to more than 30 years of researching, recognising, and building great workplaces.

What was the core insight uncovered by the pair’s extensive research? It was that the key to creating a great workplace wasn't a prescriptive set of employee benefits, programmes and practices, but the building of high-quality relationships in the workplace, relationships based on trust.

These insights led to the founding of Great Place to Work Institute. Business leaders around the world adopted the Institute’s models and methodology as a valuable way to measure and create great workplaces. Today it operates in over 50 countries. Great Place to Work came to the UK in 2000.

Today

We help organisations create exceptional, high performing workplaces where employees feel trusted and valued. We help employers improve recruitment, retention and productivity by putting employees at the heart of the organisation, analysing what they think and feel and identifying the real issues that need to be addressed. Part of a global organisation, we apply data and insights from approximately 10,000 organisations across the world to benchmark individual performance and advise employers on how to continuously improve employee engagement and wellbeing and so help build and sustain business performance.

We run the Best Workplaces™ awards to enable the organisations we work with celebrate their achievements, build their employer brand and inspire others to take action.

By improving people's lives at work and the communities businesses serve, we want to help create a better world for everyone.

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