Best Places to Work 2019

Introducing London’s best workplaces: 14 employers with high-trust, high-performance cultures—and very happy employees

MEET LONDON’S BEST Places to Work for 2019. This inaugural annual ranking, produced by London Inc. and Carswell Partners, shines the spotlight on 14 local ­companies whose employees rate them as exceptional.

What makes the Best Places to Work award so ­distinguished is that each company’s employees exclusively determined the winners. Employees were asked to complete an assessment that measures their company on such values as trust in leadership, personal engagement, collaborative culture and ­satisfaction of individuals needs.

Our research affiliate, Carswell Partners, administered, processed and reviewed the assessments, generating scores for each organization (participants were required to have a minimum of 10 employees and at least 50 per cent of employees must have completed the survey for an organization to be considered). The scores are numeric based on the assessment results, and in addition to an Overall Engagement score, include rankings for Dedication, Effort, Interest and Net Promoter (refer to the following page for more detailed explanations about methodology and reporting).

We break out the companies in three different employer size categories: Small Business (10 to 19 employees); Medium Business (20 to 80 employees); and Large Business (greater than 80 employees).

This year’s winners came out on top of nomination pool of more than 90 applicants, and combined, 984 employees work for these 14 standout companies.

Topping our three categories are real estate development firm Sifton Properties Limited, with 221 employees; hair styling business Salon Entrenous, with 37; and branding, signage and design firm Signature Graphics, with 10 employees.

The 2019 Best Places to Work roster mirrors the city’s diverse economic landscape. Firms hail from a range of industries, including financial services, law, technology, marketing, healthcare and social enterprise. But all the organizations are tied together by a common value: They create supportive, collegial and empowering workplaces.

Read About: The methodology built by Carswell Partners to select London’s Best Places to Work is one of a kind, and measures the three main components of employee engagement

The Best Places to Work organizations are scored in five key areas. Here’s what the individual scores mean:

Overall Engagement
An all-encompassing ranking of how employees assess the organization as a positive and fulfilling place to work over the long-term. Reported as a percentage.

Dedication
How strongly employees believe their work engages their skills and efforts, and the resulting sense of meaning, enthusiasm, inspiration, pride and challenge. Out of five possible points.

Effort
A gauge of employees’ willingness to dedicate a high level of energy and effort to their work, even in the face of difficult challenges. Out of five possible points.

Interest
A reflection of how focused and happy employees are while on the job, characterized by time passing quickly and difficulty separating oneself from work. Out of five possible points. 

Net Promoter
The likelihood that employees would recommend their organization as a great place to work. Reported as a percentage.

Read About: Best Places to Work 2019 Small Business

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