The annual international research, undertaken by the Top Employee Institute, recognises leading employers around the world – those which provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation and which strive to continuously optimise employment practices.
The Top Employers Institute undertook stringent research into Wetherspoon – and the company had to meet the required standard, in order to achieve the certification, with all answers independently audited.
Wetherspoon was assessed on: talent strategy; workforce-planning; on-boarding; learning and development; performance management; leadership development; career and succession management; compensation and benefits; culture.
The Top Employers Institute’s chief executive officer, David Pink, said: “Our comprehensive research concluded that Wetherspoon provides an outstanding employment environment and offers a wide range of creative initiatives, from secondary benefits and working conditions to performance-management programmes – a range which is well thought out and truly aligned with the culture of the company.”
Wetherspoon’s commercial, legal and personnel director, Su Cacioppo, said: “We are extremely proud to be named as a Top Employer UK 2018.
“The recognition comes from an independent organisation which researches numerous companies; so, it is very pleasing that we are considered to be among the best across the UK.
“Wetherspoon employs more than 37,000 staff across its pubs and head office.
“We are committed to offering each and every one the best opportunity to succeed and grow with the company.
“This is evident in the number of staff who have risen through the ranks at Wetherspoon.”