GLOBAL technology company ABB UK based at Daresbury Park has been recognised as a Top Employer in the UK for continuous improvement of its HR policy and practices.
The company has been recognized as an employer of choice, having been awarded Top Employers certification, by the Top Employers Institute, the global authority recognizing excellence in people practices.
Assessed by an independent certification company, the Top Employers programme certifies organisations based on the participation and results of their HR Policies and Best Practices. This survey covers six key HR areas consisting of 20 topics including People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Wellbeing, Diversity & Inclusion and more.
Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink said: “Despite the challenging year we have experienced, ABB 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.”
Investing in staff in a multitude of ways including people development, career management, implementation of engagement and wellbeing schemes and acceleration of sustainability and diversity and inclusion strategies are just some of the reasons for the award.
David Hughes, Managing Director of ABB UK, commented: “Achieving Top Employers certification is a great achievement and testament to the journey we have been on over the last five years. Our people are the heart of our business. Listening to our employees and using that feedback and data to shape our HR approach has been the cornerstone of our HR policy.”
Every year ABB targets new priorities to work on to ensure it continues to evolve. Over the last 5 years the company has implemented several leading people development programmes, including a First Line Manager development initiative, apprenticeship scheme, and graduate programme. Most recently in 2020, a wellbeing strategy which recognised how the traditional world of work is changing was also designed and delivered to support employees to adapt to new work conditions, pressures, and environments.
Craig Prendergast, Head of HR for ABB UK, remarked: “We continue to identify and innovate, operating as a strategic partner to the core business’ agenda as well as catering to external circumstances, engaging with staff to ensure they feel safe and supported, which has been especially critical during the pandemic.”
As part of its continued journey to sustain Top Employer status, ABB is also undertaking a new two-year project to completely transform and implement a new digital HR landscape of tools and processes for its employees and managers.
Established 30 years ago, the Top Employers programme has certified and recognised more than 1,600 Top Employers in 120 countries/regions across five continents.
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 110,000 talented employees in over 100 countries. www.abb.com