Businesses of all shapes and sizes are being encouraged to submit their entries for the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For List 2016, which closes its registration process in just two weeks time.  

New figures have shown that job candidates in the UK are less money-driven and are increasingly swayed by the reputation of potential employers, which further underlines the importance of having your business included in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For List 2016.

According to a report by LinkedIn, 53% of people would rule out working for a company that has a poor track record when it comes to job security, poor leadership and dysfunctional teams. Meanwhile, more than one in three respondents confirmed they mainly looked for flexible working arrangements from a prospective employer when weighing up their job options.


To date, Best Companies has measured how nearly three million people feel about their employer, and the List remains the most respected and accurate engagement survey in the UK.

The List is based on real, detailed feedback from employee surveys, which have been meticulously honed by academics at Plymouth University. Updated every year to ensure relevancy, the questions are designed to cover all areas of employee happiness and well-being. Today more than ever, the most in-demand people seek out jobs at organisations that have received a 1, 2 or 3 star Best Companies Accreditation rating.

Best Companies founder and chief executive, Jonathan Austin, explained why securing a place on the List is such a big deal. “Employees who work for a highly-engaged organisation get an organisation they feel proud to work for, managers who are more likely to listen and care for them, leaders who listen to them, more opportunities for personal growth and teams that support each other.

“They are likely to perceive the deal they get from their employer as positive and experience lower levels of stress and a better work-life balance.”

The Sunday Times Best Companies Lists – which are entering their 16th year – offer opportunities for all organisations over 50 employees. The categories include The 25 Best Big, 100 Best Mid, 100 Best Small and 100 Best Not-For-Profit organisations. This ensures a wide variety of companies are eligible.

To enter, visit us at or call a Client Engagement Specialist on 01978 856222. Registration closes on Friday 2nd October.