The 17th annual survey conducted by The Sunday Times celebrates the very best of Britain’s employers, and Kainos, the digital solutions provider, has been awarded a place for the fifth year in a row. The staff themselves fill in the survey, making this a review for employees, by employees, and a true honour for those recognised. The glittering awards ceremony took place last night at Battersea Evolution in London, where the team celebrated being placed 44th in the Top 100.
This achievement is testimony to the company’s continued focus on the wellbeing, motivation and development of its employees. In 2016, the emotional wellbeing of employees and recognition of achievement were prioritised, and both areas showed significant improvement in this year’s survey.
Kainos strives for an environment that is conducive to workplace happiness and employee fulfilment, and employee wellbeing goes hand-in-hand with this. The company’s manager toolkits, career coaching programme and cycle to work schemes all contribute to the personal, mental and physical health of the growing team. The Inspire Workplaces initiative takes this a step further by highlighting the importance of the positive mental and emotional wellbeing of all staff.
Kainos has also this year put in place a new Reward and Recognition scheme to reward staff for their achievements. This allows employees to thank colleagues for a job well done, with gifts awarded to those who go above and beyond their day job, ranging from a box of chocolates to a £250 voucher. The celebration of success doesn’t stop there: individuals can now propose themselves for promotions when they feel ready for the next step, empowering them to take greater ownership of their career progression.
Colette Kidd, Head of People and Talent Development at Kainos commented: “The care and development of our employees is vital to the performance of our business and company’s ethos. We are delighted to have been shortlisted once again for The Sunday Times Top 100, especially as it is a result of feedback from our employees. As the company grows, our focus on nurturing a happy, inspiring and employee-centric workplace will be stronger than ever.”