Exceptional levels of staff engagement place the company on The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For listing for 201827 February 2018
Exceptional levels of staff engagement at Nedbank Private Wealth and Nedgroup Trust have yet again placed the company on The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For listing for 2018. Following many years of growth in the business, this year the company moved up from the small companies listing to the mid companies listing, and achieved a highly impressive top 25 finish. Coming in at number 24, it was the only private bank included in the 2018 list.
Special recognition was given to Nedbank Private Wealth by Mark Durden-Smith, who was the compère for the evening, in front of the 1,000 plus audience, for the achievement of 12 years in the small companies listing prior to stepping up to the mid companies listing. This listing, and a three-star "extraordinary" accreditation* in this year’s UK Best Companies Guide, results from the UK’s largest ever survey into workplace engagement, involving almost 800 companies and over 400,000 employees.
Greg Horton, Executive Head of Nedbank Private Wealth internationally, said: "We are thrilled to again receive such a positive endorsement from our own employees. This is particularly pleasing to see during the protracted period of strong business growth that we have been experiencing. Our principal aim as a company has always been to serve our clients better than any other financial services organisation and we appreciate that employee engagement is crucial to achieving this.
"We have an amazing team and to maintain our high levels of client service, we continue to make significant investments in recruiting and developing the best people. We have been rewarded by an exceptional level of staff loyalty. Almost 60 per cent of our staff have over five years’ experience with us and 40 per cent have over 10 years’. Most importantly, from a client perspective, this translates into exceptional continuity and quality of service."
The Sunday Times and Best Companies celebrate the very best workplaces in the UK every year. Employees within each organisation are surveyed and businesses are judged based on feedback directly from their staff. The survey explores staff perceptions of eight key aspects of the business: wellbeing; personal growth; fair deal; company leadership; employees’ feelings towards their managers, team and company; and what the company gives back to society.
Nedbank Private Wealth has had an impressive track record over the years, having appeared on the 100 Best Small Companies to Work For listing for 12 out of the past 13 years. In 2014 the company received a special award for the exceptional achievement of appearing on the list for 10 consecutive years. It was one of only three companies across the UK to attain this and the only financial services company to have ever achieved such an unbroken run of awards.
Jonathan Austin, CEO and founder of Best Companies, said: "I would like to congratulate Nedbank Private Wealth and Nedgroup Trust on their achievement. This year it is encouraging to see that more and more organisations are recognising the value of employee engagement and are willing to benchmark themselves against the best to ensure they are offering their employees the best possible experience. Organisations like Nedbank Private Wealth and Nedgroup Trust have continued to focus on their employees and have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tell us that this is a great place to work."
Pictured: Greg Horton, Executive Head of Nedbank Private Wealth International (right) receiving the award from Nick Rodrigues, Deputy Editor, The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies (left).
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