Specsavers rated “a great place to work”

The optical chain has qualified as a Great Place to Work-certified business, based on feedback from staff.

At least 65 per cent of employees have to report a consistently good experience under the scheme, which assesses workplace culture. In the UK 80 per cent of those surveyed responded positively.

Specsavers businesses in the Republic of Ireland and Canada, as well as manufacturing and distribution sites in Hungary and Hong Kong, have also qualified. The company is now accredited across four continents, from Scandinavia to Australia and New Zealand. 

Chief executive John Perkins said: “Achieving Great Place to Work certification across the globe means so much to us at Specsavers, particularly given we only receive this amazing recognition by our people sharing how they feel about working here and the strength of their honest feedback.

“Being a great place to work is more than just something we say, it’s something we aim to make a reality for our colleagues and partners every day, wherever they work.” 

The firm has “more than 40,000 passionate and dedicated people, who want to change lives through better sight and hearing,” he added.

Benedict Gautrey, managing director of Great Place to Work UK said: “Organisations which put the employee experience at the heart of their business gain their employees’ trust and, in turn, are truly able to build a great workplace culture that delivers outstanding business results.” 

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