JD Wetherspoon named top employer

By James Wallin, M&C Report

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Wetherspoon's was praised for creating a 'reqrading employment experience' for its staff
Wetherspoon's was praised for creating a 'reqrading employment experience' for its staff

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JD Wetherspoon has been named one of the Top Employers United Kingdom 2015.

It has been awarded the status by The Top Employers Institute for its employee offerings - the 12th​ consecutive year the company has been recognised.

The annual international research undertaken by the Top Employers Institute recognises leading employers around the world; those that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation, and which strive to continuously optimise employment practices.

Wetherspoon's is one of 73 companies across the UK to achieve the certification.

'Rewarding employment experience'

The Top Employers Institute director of UK operations, Eleanor Nickerson, said: “At Top Employers we have worked with Wehterspoon for a long time and have clearly seen the dedication that the company has to creating a rewarding employment experience for its people.

“There is very careful and committed thought that goes into the HR (Human Resources) planning that ensures initiatives are ethical, sustainable and will improve the lives of employees.

“The HR practices at Wetherspoon are of a high quality and there’s lots to shout about.

“The systems and practices created by the HR department affect every single person in the business, but they are so integrated that the majority of employees might not even notice them; they are simply a part of everyday life.

“With the thorough research that we do as part of the Top Employers certification, we see a full range of these practices and the ones at Wetherspoon are high quality; well thought out, easy to understand and well executed.”

'Our staff our vital to success'

Wetherspoon's legal and personnel director, Su Cacioppo, said: “We are extremely proud to be named as one of the UK’s top employers.

“Wetherspoon employs more than 34,500 staff across its pubs and at its head office and has recently announced its intention to create a further 15,000 jobs in the next five years.

“Our staff are vital to the success of Wetherspoon and we are committed to offering each and every one of them the best opportunity to succeed and grow with the company.”

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