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Fleet Alliance voted in top five of best UK workplaces

By Kyle Linsay
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 13:43

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CLASS: Fleet Alliance in UK’s top five

Leasing and fleet management specialist Fleet Alliance are officially one of the top five best places to work in the UK, it has been announced.

The Glasgow-based firm finished fifth out of the UK’s top 25 best employers, with 97% of staff voting Fleet Alliance a ‘Great Place to Work’.

They joined the likes of Coca Cola, eBay and McDonalds in the final, with the results announced at a ceremony in London last night.

The accolade came on the back of an employee survey by the independent Great Place to Work Institute, which decided the top 25.

Martin Brown, Managing Director of Fleet Alliance, said: “We are delighted to have been rated one of the Best Companies to Work at in the UK following on from being voted the Best Company to Work at in Scotland.

“The Institute rates a great workplace as one where employees trust the people they work for, have pride in the work they do, and enjoy the people they work with.

“So it is extremely gratifying, based on those criteria, to come in the top 25.

“We have had great results in the last 12 months.

“In 2012, 96% of our orders were delivered successfully, with 100% customer satisfaction.

“This would not happen without a fully motivated, happy and engaged team of people.

The Great Place to Work Institute is part of the world’s largest consultancy specialising in workplace assessment and enhancement.

Every year, the Institute surveys 6,000 organisations around the world – representing around 10million employees – to give insight into what makes an organisation’s employees tick.

It also aims to discover how leaders can improve their business performance by understanding and improving their workplace culture.

In participating in this year’s survey, Fleet Alliance staff took part in confidential and anonymous interviews with researchers from the Great Place to Work Institute.

They answered questions in an employee Trust Index survey about the quality of their workplace, covering areas such as credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

It is based on the Great Place to Work model, which defines a great workplace as one where employees trust their employers, have pride in their work, and enjoy those they work with.

The Fleet Alliance overall Trust Index score was 97%; some 9% better than the 2012 benchmark.

Highlights included 100% of employees claiming Fleet Alliance had special benefits, 100% claiming management sought and responded to suggestions and 94% saying staff were encouraged to balance work and personal life.

Recent winners of the Best Company to Work at In Scotland, Fleet Alliance are also shortlisted for Employer of the Year in the Scottish Business Awards.

The results are being announced on June 21.

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