Pertemps praised for boardroom gender equality by Sunday Times
It has received praise of the highest order from & lsquo;The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For’ which ranked the business as one of the highest scorers for equality in the Boardroom – with 50% of the Pertemps Board made up of women managers.
This is in addition to a workforce that enjoys a male versus female ratio of 33:67!
These were just two of the contributing factors behind Pertemps rocketing twenty places up the prestigious Sunday Times league table to number 46.
Carmen Watson, Chairperson of Pertemps Ltd, said: “We are a business that nurtures and develops talent regardless of age, gender or race and have the support systems in place to ensure all employees have the opportunity to achieve their aspirations. I am testimony to this myself having begun my career with Pertemps in the 1970s as a secretary.”
Watson added, “Our success in this year’s Best Companies table shows once again how valued our employees feel, and how much we value their contribution. It is for this reason that we have so many staff who have spent the majority of their working lives with us over a quarter have worked at Pertemps between five and ten years. The sense of family among staff is as strong today as it was when we formed in 1961 – 80% of employees agreed with this.”
Last year, the Meriden-headquartered business received a Race for Opportunity Gold award, placing it among the top ten of the UK’s private companies for equality.
More than 460,000 employees across 897 companies were surveyed as part of the Best Companies process. Pertemps employees say bosses take an active interest in staff wellbeing (80%, a top-20 score) whilst almost 80% feel positive about the future direction of the company.