Axis Communications has been recognised as one of the UK’s best Workplaces in 2019 at an awards ceremony held at Tobacco Dock, London on 8 May. The company was placed 10th out of 25 in the Small Business category, along with 131 other UK organisations, achieving an employee Trust Index score of 94%. The independent assessment, one of the largest and most rigorous globally and often regarded as the ‘gold standard’ of employer awards, uses a unique methodology to uncover the UK’s most thriving workplaces.
Understanding the perspective of employees is key to building a successful workplace environment. To determine an organisation’s ranking, Great Place to Work administers its Trust Index survey to employees, which represents 2/3rds of the final score. The remaining one third of the score comes from the Culture Audit, a business-driven questionnaire that uncovers and evaluates the organisation’s HR and leadership practices, policies and culture.
Victoria Paine, HR Manager Northern Europe at Axis Communications commented on the award: “We are delighted that Axis UK has been awarded Great Place to Work status. At Axis we believe that our success as a company is a direct result of our culture and core values and we are proud of how our employees reflect this. Being awarded this status is recognition of the hard work, effort and dedication that all of our employees make. Being a great place to work is a team effort, and we have a great team!”
A thriving and healthy working culture is just one of the reasons that employees choose to come to work every day, according to UK’s Best Workplaces. Axis has been recognised not only as an organisation that promotes a healthy workplace culture with 94% of UK employees stating it was a great place to work, but it also prides itself on promoting a high-trust culture that engages employees and drives better business. With a specific focus on business conduct, social and environmental responsibility, Axis seeks to minimise impact, create a healthy working environment, eradicate corruption and ensure respect for human rights. 100% of Axis’ UK employees said that “This organisation manages its impact upon society responsibly.”
Atul Rajput, Regional Director, Northern Europe at Axis Communications commented: “At Axis we believe in ‘Innovation for a smarter, safer world’ with sustainability being an integral part of Axis’ long term strategy. Technology should be an enabler that improves peoples’ lives, however, this cannot be achieved without developing and sustaining a workplace culture that has broader values embedded within it. Looking at the feedback we received from our employees, it is clear Axis strives to support, value and develop employees to maintain a happy and engaged workforce. But it also reflects our wider goal of a purpose beyond profit and is a real statement on our commitment to sustainable business principles.”