Nationwide Building Society has been recognised as the best bank or building society to work for in the UK for the second year running by The Sunday Times.
The news comes as the Society was ranked sixth – up from 11th last year – in the Sunday Times’ list of the Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work For 2015 at an awards celebration held at Battersea Evolution.
Best Companies, the organisation which carries out an extensive employee survey that forms the list, stated: “The financial sector isn’t usually known for its caring reputation but the Nationwide Building Society likes to buck the trend, and it takes the top slot in our survey of big companies for having a strong social conscience, with an 83 percent positive score.”
The Top 25 List is based on a major survey which reports the actual experiences and perceptions of employees as opposed to external assessment or market performance measures.
Nationwide’s strong performance demonstrates the high level of engagement employees experience at the Society. This is echoed by Nationwide’s latest employee survey results which found that 86 percent of the workforce would recommend Nationwide as a place to work.
Nationwide Chief Executive Graham Beale said: “People are our priority at Nationwide and this focus is at the heart of our culture and everything we do. I believe that’s why our employees love working for the Society and why we’re, yet again, named by The Sunday Times as the best bank or building society to work for.
“Whether we’re paying our employees the Living Wage and championing the cause or creating a truly inclusive environment in which everyone – irrespective of their background – has the opportunity to thrive, we are continuing to provide a great and productive place to work so we can attract and retain the very best people who continually deliver market-leading customer service.”