The Top Employers Institute globally recognises leading employers from around the world, the award recognises those that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation and those that strive to continuously improve and optimise employment practices that benefit people across the business.
Andy Stephenson, Lookers Group People Director said, “The Top Employers United Kingdom 2019 Certification is a great honour. We are delighted to be officially recognised as a leading employer and provide ‘excellence in employee conditions’. Our people from across the business do amazing things every day and this award is recognition of their commitment to being excellent and delivering an outstanding customer retail experience.”
The award recognises Lookers’ comprehensive package of benefits for their people including one full year’s paid maternity leave, two years critical illness cover and enhanced holiday packages from the first year of employment.
Commenting on the award Andy added, “As one of the leading motor retailers we are always looking to attract, recruit, retain and reward talented people from every business sector. The measures and benefits we have introduced have created a meaningful and noticeably different place to work.”
The award certification was independently audited meaning this research and findings have verified Lookers’ outstanding employee conditions and earned them a coveted spot among a select group of certified companies. With such a prestigious award Lookers will undoubtedly continue to grow and reinforce its position as a modern retailer.
James Gooding, UK Country Manager for the Top Employers Institute, said: “Optimal employee conditions ensure that people can develop themselves personally and professionally. Our comprehensive research concluded that Lookers 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.”
Lookers is continuing their investment into people with projects across four key areas including; customer centricity, leadership, engagement and simplicity ensuring it is well placed for future industry recognition.
To learn more about the Top Employers Institute and the Top Employers Certification, please visit: www.top-employers.com