The firm, which has more than 32,000 staff across its pubs and as its head office, was recognised for its ‘outstanding HR policies’ and ‘excellent working conditions,’ by The Top Employers Institute.
JD Wetherspoon ranked fourth place overall in the large organisation category, ahead of companies including Tesco, Asda, McDonald’s and Marks & Spencer and was assessed on primary benefits, secondary benefits and working conditions, training and development, career development and company culture.
“We are extremely proud to be named as one of the UK’s top employers,” JD Wetherspoon legal and personnel director Su Cacioppo said.
“In 2009 it was the first pub chain to sign the government’s Skills Pledge. It started smoke-free bars as early as 2006. It has abolished compulsory statutory retirement and has introduced a pay scheme where managers can earn an extra 50 per cent of their salary in bonuses.”
Altogether 78 firms were named in the Top Employer United Kingdom 2014 list, which included Whitbread, Heineken and Molson Coors.