More Success For GCS
More Success For GCS
The recent 2013 Sunday Times’ Best Companies awards ceremony proved to be a fantastic night for GCS. In addition to being ranked one of the year’s “Top 100 Best Small Companies To Work For”, the specialist IT and Financial Services recruitment business was singled out to be presented an award for Innovation in Engagement Practice. The award recognises the continued innovation by GCS and, in particular, a 32 page book produced for staff entitled The Story So Far. The book helped the organisation celebrate its 21st birthday in 2012 and featured stories and quotes from employees past and present, as well as a timeline of the organisation’s growth through the years.
“I was thrilled with our Story So Far book” says Chris Bartlett, GCS’ founder and an IoD Director of the Year 2012. “It served multiple purposes, from highlighting milestones in our company development to presenting an aspirational motivator for the newer employees still looking to make their mark. Above all else, it shows that GCS is a company proud of our past, present and future. I’m sure all the longer-term and former employees of GCS enjoyed reminiscing about the many great memories created over the years as much as I did.”
GCS’ involvement with Best Companies has seen them receive the group’s highest accolade, the “extraordinary” 3-Star accreditation, for four consecutive years. The Financial Services and IT Recruitment business has also been ranked as one of the 100 best companies to work for in each of those four years. Based on an anonymous and independently-vetted survey of company employees, the results are testament to GCS’ commitment to engaging its entire team.
“Company-wide employee engagement is one of our primary focuses” commented David Bloxham, GCS’ Managing Director, and President of the Reading Chamber of Commerce. “In my opinion, the key to engagement is ensuring that employees clearly know what is expected of them and what can be achieved through hitting individual and collective goals. When you combine transparent expectations with a fun, vibrant workplace where success is regularly celebrated, you have the ingredients for an exceptionally engaged workforce.”