How We Did It
NEWSWEEK’S RANKING of the 2022 U.K.’S Most Loved Workplaces pays tribute to companies that put respect, caring and appreciation for their employees at the center of their business model and, in doing so, have earned the loyalty and respect of the people who work for them.
The list was created in partnership with Best Practice Institute (BPI) and its Most Loved Workplaces® operation, a benchmark research, assessment, and culture change company that studies and identifies the specific management practices that lead to employee motivation and satisfaction and has documented the strong link between worker satisfaction and productivity and performance. Through its Love of Workplace Index™, BPI and Most Loved Workplace® measure five basic areas to determine how employees feel about where they work to create the Most Loved Workplaces list: the level of collaboration at the firm; how positive workers are about their future at the company; how much employer values align with employee values; respect at all levels and career achievement. Working in consultation with Newsweek editors, BPI also considered return-to-office policies, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, and other workplace and talent development initiatives.
More than 450,000 employees were surveyed at businesses ranging in size from 50 employees to well north of 5,000.
To identify the top 100 companies for the Newsweek ranking, companies were evaluated and scored as follows: 35 percent of the initial score was based on responses to BPI’S proprietary Love of Workplace index™. Another 25 percent was derived from analysis of external public ratings from sites such as Comparably, Careerbliss, Glassdoor, Indeed and Google. The final 40 percent came from direct interviews with and written responses from company officials. Newsweek then conducted additional research into every company on the list and the top runners-up to determine the final list of 100 companies and their rankings. (The list includes U.K. firms and companies with a strong U.K. presence based overseas.)
The rankings combine quantitative and qualitative analysis developed by BPI in partnership with The School of International and Public Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh and featured in the book In Great Company (Mcgraw-hill, 2019) by BPI and Most Loved Workplace founder Louis Carter.
Most Loved Workplaces® is a registered trademark of Best Practice Institute, Inc.
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