Is JD Wetherspoon the best pubco to work for in the UK?

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Leading the way: Wetherspoon has received certification for the past 15 years
Leading the way: Wetherspoon has received certification for the past 15 years

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Along with two major brewing companies, JD Wetherspoon has been certified as a Top Employer in the United Kingdom for 2018 – its 15th consecutive year in a row.

Wetherspoon has been certified by the Top Employers Institute, the independent organisation behind the Top Employers project, for its "exceptional employee offerings".

Heineken UK and Molson Coors Brewing Co (UK) have also been certified as a Top Employer, and have been recognised for "nurturing and developing talent throughout all levels of the organisation".

The annual, international research recognises leading employers around the world. Only 85 companies in the UK have received the certification this year, with the award showcasing "the world's most advanced employers, demonstrating leading-edge employee conditions". 

Stringent research

The Top Employers Institute said it 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, and culture.

Top Employers Institute 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 that are well thought out and truly aligned with the culture of their company.”

Extremely proud

Wetherspoon legal and personnel director Su Cacioppo said: “We are extremely proud to be named as a Top Employer United Kingdom 2018.

“The recognition comes from an independent organisation which research numerous companies, so it is very pleasing that we are considered amongst the best across the UK.

“Wetherspoon employs more than 37,000 staff across its pubs and at its 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.”

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