StrategiQ Wins Best Employer Award

5 min read by Kara Thurkettle 10 Oct 2018

Best Employer Award

StrategiQ Wins Best Employer Award

StrategiQ is proud to have been recognised as one of East Anglia’s best employers, picking up two awards at this year’s Best Employer Eastern Region conference.

Sponsored by Pure, ERAS, Birketts and Archant, the Best Employer Eastern Region awards saw nearly 170 employers participate in the survey and application process in order to be awarded either Gold or Platinum Accreditation, as well as a chance to win ‘Best Employer’ in one of these categories:

  • Best Overall Large Company
  • Best Overall Medium Company
  • Best Overall Small Company
  • Best Not-For-Profit
  • Best Professional Services
  • Best Digital and Technology
  • Best Manufacturing
  • Most Improved

Considering over 15,000 employees from various companies large and small responded to the Best Employer Survey, we feel extremely honoured to have been acknowledged at the event for both a Gold Accreditation and The Best Digital & Technology Employer award.

“We are very proud to win the Best Employer Eastern Region’s Digital and Technology award. Our company days, MVP program and commitment to employee development have all contributed to our employee survey results. We really are building a brand people want to be part of.”

Andy Smith, CEO of StrategiQ

The Best Employer Award Process

The application process for the award was comprised of two parts including the Best Employer Eastern Region survey, which we took as part of the Suffolk Business Awards, and our award entry, which was also used to benchmark us against other companies in the region. We were compared to other companies on employee engagement, as well as:

  • Learning & Development
  • Vision, Values & Purpose
  • Reward & Recognition
  • Inclusion
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Attraction & Attrition

This win not only means that we excelled in these areas, but it also positions us as the top employer in East Anglia in our sector currently.

“For us, winning this award is recognition both internally and externally, and says that we have processes in place, which are considered, well thought out and foster a great place to work. We plan to grow our team significantly in 2018/19 and thereafter, and as such, an award such as this will help with our recruitment process and staff retention by increasing company morale and local awareness of our organisation.”

Sarah Smith, Finance Director of StrategiQ

We have worked hard to “build a brand people want to be part of”, and this award is validation of that. We’re also proud to have given people the opportunity to flourish, as well as the support they need to reach their personal and professional goals.

“In my two years at StrategiQ, I’ve never felt that I’m putting in more than I am getting back. The opportunity for growth has been intrinsically linked to how hard I’ve willing to work and the value I’ve demonstrated to the business. When you’re given the open forum to define your goals and the framework to achieve them, it’s incredibly motivating and is reflected in the outstanding attitude that the team demonstrate every single day. It makes for a vibrant, exciting place to work and an environment that is enjoyable, challenging and infectiously positive.”

Nick Woolnough, Head of Marketing Operations

Our goal is to show that there are companies in our industry who genuinely care about the development of people on both a work and personal level. People should enjoy going to work each day and enjoy their role. If they don’t, we do our best to help them find something they love doing rather than letting them be in a role they don’t love, which is what makes our approach to personal development unique and effective.

“StrategiQ clearly takes the development of its people seriously and has a continued focus on personal development. This focus on learning and development is at the heart of the company’s success which is enabling significant successful growth.”

2018 Best Employer Judges

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