Mitie has been named a Top UK Employer by the Top Employer Institute, marking the third year in a row that it has been recognised as one of the UK’s leading employers. Mitie’s recognition is testament to its continuous efforts to create a great place to work that promotes inclusion in the workplace and supports employees’ health and wellbeing.
Top Employer accreditation is awarded to businesses that have taken steps to promote a positive working environment and to support employee health and wellbeing. Businesses applying for the Top Employer certification must complete an extensive evaluation process and undergo an independent audit, to ensure they meet the standards set by the Top Employer Institute.
Mitie’s recognition as a Top UK Employer is a result of the efforts it has made over the past year to ensure it continues to be a great place to work. This includes rolling-out life assurance and virtual GP services to provide all 77,500 employees with support and peace of mind during the Coronavirus pandemic. Mitie has also awarded an extra day of holiday to all frontline colleagues as a thank you for their work to keep the UK running this challenging time – cleaning supermarkets and hospitals; setting-up Coronavirus test centres; and maintaining manufacturing plants.
There has also been a number of activities to promote inclusion and diversity in the business. For example, Mitie has launched a 12-month internal campaign to promote conversations on inclusion, ‘Count Me In’, and is encouraging all colleagues to complete the diversity awareness learning programme the company is offering. In addition to this, the company launched the ‘Big Equality Summit’, an online forum chaired by Mitie’s CEO, Phil Bentley, for all employees to learn about the business’ plans to promote inclusion and diversity, ask questions and raise concerns. All these initiatives have been introduced alongside relevant reading materials and guides on inclusion, which have been shared with Mitie Line Managers and cascaded to colleagues in the frontline.
These initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion were also recognised in December 2020, with Mitie ranking 10th in the list of Top 50 Inclusive UK Employers.
Jasmine Hudson, HR Director, Mitie Group, said:
“We’re very proud to be named as one of the UK’s Top Employers for the third year in a row. From industry-leading benefits to pushing inclusion even higher up our agenda, we’ve introduced initiatives to ensure we’re providing the support our colleagues want and need. We’re committed to continue driving ourselves to do more for our people and to ensure Mitie continues to be a great place to work.”
The list of Top UK Employers was announced on 25 January 2021.
Notes to editors
Founded in 1987, Mitie is one of the UK’s leading facilities management (FM) and professional services companies. We offer a range of services to Central Government and Defence, Communities (Hospitals, PFI schools and Local Authorities); and Technical Services (Engineering Services, Energy, Water and Real Estate Services) and Business Services (Security, Cleaning and Office Services) to Private Sector clients in Financial Services, Manufacturing, Transport, Retail and Telecoms; and Specialist Services (Care & Custody, Landscapes and Waste Management).
Mitie, which acquired Interserve’s FM business in December 2020, employs 77,500 people and is the champion of the ‘Front-Line Heroes’ who have kept Britain running during the COVID-19 pandemic. We take care of our customers’ people and buildings, by delivering essential services and deploying industry leading technology to create safe and effective workspaces.
The business continues to execute its technology-led strategy and in the past six months has received multiple awards.
Find out more at www.mitie.com.