Blue Latitude earns an ‘outstanding’ two-star Best Companies accreditation

Jack Reinsfield|13th December 2018

Blue Latitude Health is proud to announce that we have received a two-star accreditation for 2019 from Best Companies after completing their accreditation survey.

The Best Companies accreditation is the gold standard for workplace engagement. It is presented to organisations that foster a motivated and collaborative culture, which ensures staff feel valued.

The two-star ranking represents the second highest standard of workplace engagement, this is awarded to organisations ‘striving for the top’ and is only made possible via an ‘outstanding’ commitment to workplace engagement.

To become a ‘Best Company’, BLH staff took part in an anonymous survey, which asked employees 70 academically designed questions centred on Best Companies 8 factors of workplace engagement.

This includes analysing how employees feel about:

1. Leadership

2. Communications with direct management

3. Engagement with both the organisation and their own jobs

4. Personal growth

5. Their team

6. Their wellbeing

7. Their pay and benefits

8. Whether they feel the organisation has a positive impact on society.

There are four possible accreditation rankings, which range from ‘Ones to watch’ to a three-star rating.

Best Companies aim to develop a true measure of workplace engagement in order to create happier and healthier workforces. In conjunction with the University of Plymouth, they created a world-class methodology to measure work-place engagement and effectively rate those companies that best strive to have a happy and healthy workforce.

Blue Latitude Health co-founder Martin Brass said: “From the moment Blue Latitude Health was founded in 2003, we have strived to create a collaborative company culture. Part of this stems from our flat-structure, which really allows our employees to innovate, grow and develop.

“We invest significantly in ensuring our staff feel valued within the company, including guaranteeing every member of the team is awarded a development manager and a personal training budget of £1,000, on top of additional BLH development programmes to ensure they are achieving their career goals.

“Now we’re also a ‘Calm company’, signalling our commitment to our employees’ well-being and mental health. It’s fantastic to know our staff feel the benefits of this. We are dedicated to continuously evolving our workplace engagement to achieve a three-star rating and will continue to do so after we achieve this goal.”

Kirsty Wear, Senior HR & Talent Manager at Blue Latitude had this to say: “I am delighted with our 2-star accreditation and the recognition that our team feels engaged, supported and valued. We will continue to partner with organisations to make sure we are evolving with the 2019 work landscape and doing everything we can as a company to provide our people with the very best they should expect from a workplace. Next stop 3-star!”

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