The Tavistock Institute is chosen as overall UK winner of Employer of the Year 2017!
We are excited to announce that after a three stage judging process, the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) has won ‘Employer of the Year 2017’ at the WorldPay FSB awards.
Run by the Federation of Small Business, the awards are designed to recognise and reward the excellence, resilience and innovation of SMEs across the country. The WorldPay FSB awards were open to all businesses with fewer than 250 employees and TIHR beat competition in the Employer category not only regionally, winning the Greater London category, but also nationally becoming one of only four finalists across the length and breadth of the UK.
As national finalists we were invited to the grand finale on the 10th May and looked forward to meeting fellow small businesses who are achieving brilliant things across the country. To our delight we won and the Tavistock Institute’s core management team accepted the award of Employer of the Year with glee!
Our entry recognised the uniqueness of TIHR as an employer, from our apprenticeship programme bringing practical work experience to young people to the multitude of employees undertaking further study during their time working with us. Every step of the way our staff are engaged and free to comment on the current and future direction of the organisation. Our teams work across the hierarchy, ensuring that who is most qualified not most senior, gets relevant roles. Staff are given maximum autonomy within their roles, allowing for a diversity of work and nurturing a creative environment in which staff members can innovate. We hold a distinctive place amongst our competitors due to our size and this is down to our employees. Compared to an average tenure across the UK of 5 years, the Tavistock Institute can boast of an average tenure of 10 years enabling us to build enduring relationships with clients and keeping organisations coming back to work with us.
In our 70th year these awards are a chance for us to take stock and be proud of our achievements as an Employer. We can now move forward with the knowledge that, as National Employer of the Year 2017, the Tavistock Institute has independent support for the outstanding work we do not just for clients, but as an employer.
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