(PRWEB UK) 14 June 2012
Intuit, the makers of QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online financial management software for small business, was last night named as one of Britain’s top employers, achieving first place in the ‘UK’s Best Workplaces’ small business category.
Intuit, which has its UK headquarters in Maidenhead, came top of the list of the country’s best small workplaces – those with between 20–74 employees – confirming the company’s commitment to developing an excellent workplace culture and people management practices.
The award has been given on the basis of responses to The Trust Index Employee© Survey – one of the only employee surveys that specifically determines the quality of the workplace culture from the employee viewpoint.
“We are delighted to have been named as the very best small workplace in the UK”, said Pernille Bruun-Jensen, UK Managing Director, Intuit. “It is a tremendous accolade and one that underscores our commitment to building an inclusive, stimulating and enjoyable working environment for our employees.”
The survey asked for employees' feedback on 59 core statements, categorized into five dimensions. The first three dimensions, Credibility, Respect and Fairness, measure employee trust in management, while the final two, Pride and Camaraderie, assess employees’ feelings about their jobs and their colleagues. Intuit scored highly in all five dimensions of the study:
Building on these findings, 97 per cent of employees would recommend Intuit as a great place to work – surpassing the average of 91 per cent for 2011 UK’s Best Small Workplaces – while nearly 90 per cent want to work at the company for a long time.
“I am delighted to congratulate Intuit on their fantastic achievement and to thank its leadership for continuing to champion the importance of trust in the workplace”, said Tom O’Byrne, Chief Executive, Great Place to Work®. “That such a high percentage of employees would recommend Intuit as a great place to work is testament to the pride they take in their work and the excellent team spirit that exists in the company.”
“This has been a particularly good year for the Best Workplaces list. Not only has the number of successful organisations increased from 70 to 75 but the standard of entry has been particularly high, so just getting a place on the list is a significant achievement – to win is something Intuit should be very proud of.”
The award is further recognition of Intuit’s status as a leader in the field of people management and workplace culture. Earlier this year the company was awarded the Investors in People Gold award for demonstrating a degree of excellence in the way it develops and supports employees, an award achieved by just 2.5 per cent of member organisations.
In 2011 Intuit was a finalist in the Best Employer category of the National Business Awards, while in 2010 it was ranked third in the Best Small Workplaces list.
“At Intuit we are fully committed to delivering outstanding service to our customers”, says Bruun-Jensen. “So while this award confirms our reputation as the UK’s best employer, it also reflects our continued efforts to deliver the best possible products and services to Britain’s small businesses.”
Intuit is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small businesses and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online, simplify small business management and payroll processing. Intuit UK is a subsidiary of Intuit Inc. For more information please visit: http://www.intuit.co.uk.