HomeServe has been named as one of the UK’s best companies for supporting its employees’ work-life balance. The UK home assistance company came third in a study by independent jobs and recruiting marketplace company Glassdoor, which rates companies based on the feedback from their employees. Only financial recruiters Goodman Masson (1st) and telecommunications company Cisco Systems rated higher.
According to data from Glassdoor*, the average work-life balance rating across all companies for full year 2013, 2014 and 2015 remained at 3.2 in 2016. HomeServe came third with a score of 4.2, only 0.1 behind table-topping Goodman Mason.
HomeServe’s score of 4.2 puts them above American Express, BP, Unilever, Telefónica, Rolls Royce, John Lewis and Apple for helping staff achieve the best work-life balance.
Greg Reed, Chief Marketing Officer at HomeServe said: “We believe if you take care of your People, they will take care of your Customers and the rest will take care of itself. This means creating a culture where People genuinely enjoy coming to work every day because they feel engaged and feel what they do really makes a difference in our Customers’ lives.
“Work is such a big part of our lives so, how we feel when we are at work and what we feel about work when we are at home really matters. Our daily working life should have a real purpose and be enjoyable, which means fun should be a seamless part of it. All of this drives our ambition to be one of the best places to work in the UK.”
Creating a fun, happy, collaborative culture is something HomeServe has worked hard to achieve. Flexible working and events such as Halloween fun fairs for employees and their families and regular fundraising and volunteering are just a few examples of the activities that have helped HomeServe achieve the accolade. HomeServe’s commitment to its People is underpinned by a unique set of People Promises in which everyone has an equal voice and the opportunity to get involved.
Earlier this year, HomeServe’s chief executive officer Martin Bennett was named joint winner of the coveted ‘Most People-Focused CEO” award at HR Magazine’s Excellence Awards. Martin also achieved a CEO approval rating of 95% on Glassdoor earlier this year, putting him in the top 20 of Glassdoor’s annual “highest rated CEO” rankings based on the confidential reviews of employees.
Diarmuid Russell, Glassdoor Head of International added: “Maintaining a healthy work-life balance can be tough in today’s environment, with ever-increasing demands on our time. However, as millions of UK employees head back to work after enjoying the August Bank Holiday, our report shows there are companies, like HomeServe, that offer a good balance between their home and work life.”