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Thorn Baker gains top honours from Best Companies

The accreditation, which is judged solely on confidential employee engagement surveys, is widely recognised as the most academically rigorous measure of workplace fulfilment, motivation and engagement.

The survey results, once collated, are ranked according by their Best Companies Index (BCI) score. Only the companies with the highest levels of overall engagement scores are given the top honours – and qualify for the Best 100 Small Companies list.

The Nottingham-based recruitment consultancy improved their BCI score by more than 50 points, making gains in all eight factors which are measured, including & lsquo;Leadership’, & lsquo;My Team’ and & lsquo;Wellbeing’.

Paul Jackman, director at Thorn Baker, is delighted to have been awarded the & lsquo;Extraordinary’ Three Star status.

He said: “The leadership team have invested financially and emotionally into making Thorn Baker one of the best places in the country to work and we are thrilled that our hard work has resulted in such a vast improvement.

“Most importantly, we are delighted that our staff are happy to work for us and are engaged with the business.  

“We had hoped to achieve the Two Star grade so to exceed our own expectations in the Best Companies score and to make the & lsquo;Best 100 Small Companies’ list is an excellent result all round.”

Thorn Baker’s 70 employees receive many benefits including fully funded qualifications, time off for voluntary work, half a day off on their birthday, Childcare Vouchers, as well as profit sharing for all staff from administrators to directors. Fresh fruit is delivered twice a week.

Headquartered in Nottingham, it has nine regional offices across the country including Mansfield, Chesterfield, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Newcastle and London.

The specialist recruitment firm works across six sectors including construction, industry, estates, facilities and maintenance, office and professional, technical and engineering and sales and marketing. 

Paul added: “In our determination to realise our vision of being & lsquo;the recruitment company of choice for our clients, candidates and our people’ we use this accreditation process as one of several key measures of our progress.

“The combination of ensuring our company is a great place to work with our enhanced staff engagement is of benefit to everyone connected with Thorn Baker. This award endorses the efforts of the management team in making Thorn Baker extraordinary.

“It is instrumental in helping our candidates, clients and competitors in differentiating Thorn Baker from other recruiters.”

The firm has also been named on The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For in 2015 list.

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