We’ve been named by Great Place to Work® as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ in the medium business category for 2017, – and I couldn’t be prouder of our team!
This is the first time we’ve submitted an entry to Great Place to Work® and to have achieved a place in the Medium Business Category an honour, and reflects the great team we have in place at Tecman!
We originally entered this year as a benchmarking exercise, to see how we ranked against other like-sized companies and to better understand how our staff felt about working with us. I was thrilled with the positivity of our survey replies, but have also taken the feedback practically and since the results we have implemented three major changes:
- purchasing a second car park so our staff no longer have to park on the road
- a modified career development plan and skills matrix to reflect the many different internal departments
- now offering soft skills training for those who are more technically orientated
The award, to us, recognises the strength of our leadership and the range of innovative and effective HR strategies we have in place, which has created our successful culture that our team thrives in.
We have always believed that the best way to ensure staff understand the values and ethics we live by is through the way we expect all staff, and especially management, to act. No politics and prima donnas welcome: we are one team and we all do what it takes to succeed on our client projects. Anyone will help anyone.
Employee recognition is high on our company list of priorities; we endeavour to make sure our whole company knows when any employee achieves results above and beyond their expected roles – this goes a long way to our employees feeling valued and safe in our organisation – and most importantly this keeps productivity high for our customers!
We couldn’t be happier at becoming a ‘great place to work’ and know that we owe this achievement to our dedicated and hardworking team.
Onwards and upwards!