Now in its fifth year, our 2022 list showcases the largest collection of Best Workplaces™ for Women that the UK has ever recognised. These organisations work hard to ensure people aren’t discriminated against, create fair access and advancement for all, and foster a sense of value and empowerment in employees.
Download the report find out how the UK's Best Workplaces™️ for women are putting these principles into practice.
Globally, our Best Workplace™ survey is the largest survey of workplace cultures and people practices. The methodology that creates our various Best Workplaces™ rankings is one of the most rigorous and highly sought after – and regarded as the ‘gold standard’ of employer awards. Employees responded to over 60 survey questions describing the extent to which their organisation creates a Great Place to Work For All™. Eighty-five percent of the ranking is based on what women themselves report about their workplace, and how fairly those experiences compare to men’s reports of the same workplaces. The survey measures the extent to which women report their organisations create a Great Place to Work For All™ -- for example, whether people trust each other and employees are able to reach their full human potential, no matter who they are or what they do. We analyse whether different identities women hold change their experience of the workplace. We analyse these patterns relative to each organisation’s size and workforce make up. We also consider women’s daily experiences of innovation, the company’s values, and the effectiveness of their leaders, to ensure they’re consistently experienced, as well. Fifteen percent of the remaining rank is based on how well represented women are in the workforce and throughout management.
The following criteria must be met for consideration as a UK’s Best Workplace™ for Women:
✓ Organisation employs at least 10 women
✓ Organisation has a minimum of 25% women in the workforce
✓ Organisation has a minimum of 20% women in non-executive management roles (front-line + mid-level)
✓ Organisation has a minimum of 1+ women on the board of directors or executive/c-level (excluding small companies)
✓ Confidence level of 95% (+/-5%) for data from entire workforce