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Alphabet (GB) named Top Employer for eighth year running

Diversity and Inclusion strategy in action: Employees marching in London PRIDE, 2019.
Diversity and Inclusion strategy in action: Employees marching in London PRIDE, 2019.

Farnborough, UK: Alphabet (GB) today announced it has been awarded the 2021 UK Top Employer Certification. The company is receiving the award for the eighth consecutive year, recognising its dedication to excellent HR policies and people practices for a better world of work.

The award is presented to leading employers who demonstrate excellence in employee conditions, develop talent at all levels and strive to continuously enhance their employment strategy, through progressive, ‘people-first’ HR practices. The Top Employers Institute assessed Alphabet’s approach in HR strategy and people management and as a result, awarded Alphabet the Top Employer UK 2021 Certification. This earns the company an exclusive place among a select group of certified companies in the UK and globally.

The Top Employers Institute assesses participants through a global HR Best Practices Survey and organisations must successfully achieve required standards in a number of key areas in order to be certified. The survey encompasses over 100 questions which cover 6 HR domains across 20 topics including: People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development, Wellbeing and Diversity and Inclusion. The Top Employers Institute evaluates the implementation of these HR practices and reviews how they are supported through Strategy, Ownership, Practices, Measurement and Technology.

Top Employers Institute CEO, David Plink, says: “Despite the challenging year we have experienced (which has certainly made an impact on organisations around the globe), Alphabet has continued to demonstrate the power of putting their people first in the workplace. We are proud to share this year’s announcement and congratulate the organisations who have been certified in their respective countries through the Top Employers Institute programme.”

Nick Brownrigg, CEO, Alphabet (GB), commented: “We’re delighted to have won the UK’s Top Employer award for the eighth year in a row. This accolade feels even more important this year, as it recognises how Alphabet has evolved to stay one step ahead, during this particularly testing time. The working world has changed as we know it and despite some unique challenges, we’ve worked incredibly hard to support our employees and ensure our people are put first in everything we do. They remain our most important resource and it is due to their incredible commitment and hard work that, even during a global pandemic, we have been able to continue the high level of service our customers have come to expect. This award is a testament to each and every person working across our business and the personal contribution and significant value they add every day.”

For more information about the Top Employers Institute and Certification, please visit: www.top-employers.com.
 

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