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Revealed: The Sunday Times Best Places to Work

· Octopus Energy, CGI UK, Easyjet Holidays, Dishoom and Dorchester Collection listed among the Best Employers in Britain

· The survey also reveals the Best Places to Work for women, young and older people, LGBTQIA+, ethnic minority and disabled employees

· Office pets, menopause policies and four-day week emerge as popular workplace innovations

· Exclusive research for The Sunday Times reveals Best Places to Work organisations succeed at engaging Gen Z workers while other companies struggle


The Sunday Times, powered by WorkL, has revealed the Best Places to Work in the UK for 2024. This nationwide workplace survey honours and celebrates Britain’s top employers – which number over 500 organisations across industries and sizes – and acknowledges the best workplaces for women, LGBTQIA+ community, disabled employees, ethnic minorities, younger and older workers, and wellbeing.


David Lloyd Clubs, CGI IT UK and Octopus Energy were among the Top Ten best employers in the Very Big organisation category, while Easyjet Holidays and Dishoom were ranked as some of the Top Ten best employers in the Big organisation category. YuLife insurance provider and Iconic Smiles dental group were celebrated in the Medium and Small organisation categories, respectively.


London based outdoor advertising company VIOOH was awarded the Best Places to Work Spotlight Award for women – offering a £5,000 post-baby return-to-work bonus and an annual “life admin” day to staff. Clarion, the Leeds solicitor, earned the Best Places to Work Spotlight Award for employees aged 16 to 34. Manchester-based chain Dakota Hotels won the Best Places to Work Spotlight Award for LGBTQIA+ employees, while Dishoom scooped the Spotlight Award for ethnic minority employees.

how the survey works:

The Sunday Times partnered with employee-experience platform WorkL to deliver fresh insights into what makes a Best Place to Work. The Sunday Times Best Places to Work awards survey uses 26 questions from WorkL’s employee engagement survey, developed by behavioural scientists, data analysts, psychologists, business leaders, academics and other independent parties to most accurately monitor employee engagement, wellbeing and discretionary effort in the workplace. To achieve a high overall engagement score, an organisation must score well across WorkL’s six-step framework:


1. Reward and Recognition

2. Instilling Pride

3. Information Sharing

4. Empowerment

5. Wellbeing

6. Job Satisfaction

workplace trends:

The survey reveals the proliferation of pets in workplaces. At creative agency Household there are 14 office dogs while Evolito, the Bicester firm which develops electric motors for the aviation industry, has an office tortoise – Donna Shello – who staff jointly look after. A fully paid four-day working week has been rolled out by organisations including Happy – a London consultancy. There are innovative health and wellbeing supports such as ADHD and autism diagnosis and treatment offered by Vitality, the health and life insurer. Menopause policies have been adopted by a growing number of companies, among them property portal Rightmove.

age trends:

Exclusive research conducted by WorkL also revealed that the Sunday Times Best Places to Work have found the secret to engaging Gen Z workers: happiness. WorkL’s analysis of its broader database of 70,000 organisations found Gen Z staff to be the least happy of all age groups, with almost three in ten (29 per cent) looking for the exit door, due to feeling disconnected from their colleagues and employers. At these organisations the average employee engagement score among those under 34 was just 69.4 per cent. But at the organisations successfully accredited as Best Places to Work the average engagement score for those under 34 was more than ten per cent higher, at 81.1 percent.


Chris Longcroft, EVP Publisher, The Times and The Sunday Timessaid: “All organisations are only as good as the people they employ and retain. The Sunday Times Best Places to Work awards recognise companies that are innovating to create an engaged and fulfilling working environment for all and in so doing they are creating the best possible platform for business success. To be named on The Sunday Times Best Places to Work list is a true recognition of excellence and I congratulate those organisations who made the grade this year.


Lord Mark Price, Founder of WorkL, said: “I’m absolutely delighted for this year’s winners of the Sunday Times Best Places to Work, powered by WorkL. Many Congratulations to you all. We’ve been absolutely blown away by just how many brilliant companies entered the awards in the hopes of being recognised, so it’s a real achievement to have made the list. WorkL are proud to power these awards and support organisations in retaining and recruiting the very best employees.”


Zoe Thomas, editor of The Sunday Times Best Places to Work, said: It is my pleasure to introduce the Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024. These include a huge range of businesses and not-for-profits, from innovative start-ups with a handful of employees to big multinational corporations staffed by thousands. The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024 span all industry sectors and are located throughout the UK. Uniting them is the commitment to make their organisation a better place to work for everyone, and there is no limit to the creative lengths they go to to engage employees. Why have a job just anywhere when you could be carving out a career at a Sunday Times Best Place to Work?”