Horwich Farrelly retains Best Companies accreditation
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March, 3, 2017
Horwich Farrelly has been accredited by Best Companies as “One to Watch” for the second consecutive year. The award is a special status given to organisations where workplace engagement shows promising signs for the future.
The accreditation comes after the firm’s 730 employees were asked to complete a confidential questionnaire covering a broad range of questions such as personal growth, leadership, well being in the workplace and how they view their manager.
All the responses were then mapped against the Best Companies Index (BCI) with organisations assigned a score from 1 to 1,000. The top performers are awarded a star rating with those companies narrowly missing out on Star Status, listed as Ones to Watch.
As a result, Horwich Farrelly joins almost 200 UK organisations accredited as ‘Ones to Watch’ in 2017 alongside the likes of Heathrow Airport, Itsu, Lush, Odeon, Trainline and Warburtons.
Today’s announcement coincides with the UK’s second National Best Companies Day.
Liz Partington, Director of HR
Liz Partington, Director of HR, said “Over the last year the number of employees working for the practice has increased by 10% to 730, however, managing the balance between sustainable business growth and engaged employees can be challenging.
“By retaining the One to Watch accreditation for the second consecutive year, and with the overall survey results showing a marked increase in how our people perceive leadership and personal growth, we’re really pleased that what we have done to engage and retain our employees is proving effective.”
Jonathan Austin, CEO & Founder of Best Companies commented “I’d like to congratulate Horwich Farrelly on their terrific achievement. Earning the ‘One to Watch’ accreditation shows a continued commitment to improving engagement and making their firm a happier, more productive place to work. We’re looking forward to seeing what great things they can achieve in the future.”