County a top employer

WHEN it comes to places to work, SUFFOLK’S biggest employer is one of the best in the country according to a new survey.

Suffolk has been judged the best County Council in Britain to work for in the ‘Best Companies’ Survey. Officials and Councillors were delighted to have achieved 17th place in ‘Best Places to Work in the Public Sector’ Awards for 2010.

Best Companies established the award scheme to acknowledge excellence in the workplace. Based on staff feedback, it looks at employee engagement as part of a company’s success and growth and sets a benchmark for other employers.

Chief Executive Andrea Hill said: “Being recognised as the best County Council in Britain to work for is a fantastic achievement.

“It is a great tribute to our staff’s determination, enthusiasm and energy.”

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She added, “ We won’t let this great achievement breed complacency . We know we need to maintain focus on change and transformation in order to continue to deliver great services and value for money.”

Jonathan Austin, founder and CEO of Best Companies Ltd said, “This year the ‘Best Places to Work in the Public Sector’ list has been derived from entries of 207 organisations.

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“In total we have surveyed over 45,000 employee opinions for all our lists, and carried out an evaluation of each organisation’s key statistics, processes and policies.”

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