(The Hosting News) – PEER 1 Hosting, the global online web hosting provider, has been named one of the top 25 ‘Best Workplaces, small business category’ by the Great Place to Work® Institute. A rigorous employee and management assessment of the company saw it ranked 16th on the UK small business list. Every year the Institute surveys some 5,500 organisations across the world, representing around 10 million employees, with only the best receiving a ranking.
PEER 1, known for its innovative recruitment methods and commitment to outstanding customer service has established itself as a leading employer on the South Coast. Growth of the company in the last 12 months has seen it open a £10 million custom-built datacentre in Portsmouth.
“Our staff focus on providing the service excellence which our customers expect, so we work hard to create a passionate and inspiring work environment for our staff, it’s a two way process,” said Dominic Monkhouse, EMEA MD at PEER 1 Hosting. “Winning this ranking doesn’t mean our task is over, we’ll continue to enhance the PEER 1 workplace, to become the best place to work in the industry.”
The Best Workplaces Programme is the largest of its kind and surveys both employees and management to get a holistic view of the organisation’s HR policies and practices and how these are perceived by employees. The programme focuses on employee’s trust of their management, pride in their work and their level of enjoyment working with colleagues through a culture audit. Employees working for organisations named by Great Place to Work® are 87% less likely to leave the organisation, according to the MacLeod Government Review.
Tom O’Byrne, Chief Executive, Great Place to Work® said: “This has been a particularly good year for the Best Workplaces list. Not only has the number of successful organisations increased from 70 to 75 but the standard of entry has been particularly high so getting a place on the list is a significant achievement for our winners.”
The Great Place to Work Institute UK specialises in workplace assessment and enhancement. The company assess what makes an organisation’s employees tick and how leaders can improve their business performance by understanding and improving their workplace culture. Confidential surveys and questionnaires are completed by employees and managers to enable the most accurate result.
A copy of the full UK list can be found here http://www.greatplacetowork.co.uk/best-workplaces/best-workplaces-in-the-uk/624-2012