At this very challenging time for all of us, and especially for those on the front line in services, there seems very little good news about. One piece of good news for Dimensions, however, is that we have been officially recognised as one of the UK’s best workplaces in the ‘super large’ category by the Great Place to Work Institute for the second year in a row – one of very few social care organisations to earn a place.
We are positioned 13th in the UK Best Workplaces list, up from 17th last year. We sit alongside household names such as Hilton, Mars, Britvic and Cisco – and even outperform this peer group in areas including Career & Development and Corporate Social Responsibility.
The accreditation is based on last year’s colleague survey and a comprehensive audit of our organisational culture, including our management policies and practices.
The main factor in our success was the positive results from last year’s colleague survey, which included findings such as that 86% of colleagues feel a sense of pride in what they do, 80% agree that they are offered training or development to further themselves professionally and 75% would recommend working here to others. Our overall ‘trust rating’ (a broad measure of responses to 57 core questions) was 74%, up two percentage points from last year.
Stella Cheetham, Group Director of People and Organisational Development, said, “This is a fantastic achievement and the success belongs to all colleagues who work so hard every day to make this a great place to work. The quality of our workforce is really shining through during these dark days in lockdown as the country battles against coronavirus, so hopefully this accolade will remind everyone that, even in normal times, our team across the country is outstanding. It will certainly help us to continue attracting the very best people to our organisation, which in turn will ensure that the support we provide is the very best it can be.”