The prestigious award was voted for by randomly selected members of Barchester’s 15,000 staff by completing anonymous questionnaires. The company already has an excellent reputation for providing high quality person-centred care to its 10,000 residents and is still the only care provider to appear on the list, setting a high bar for others to follow.
The breakdown of the results showed that that Barchester’s workforce strongly agreed that they can make a difference in the organisation and were ranked forth overall when it came to viewing work as an important aspect in life.
Mike Parsons, Founder and Chief Executive of Barchester, accepted the honour, and said: “This is a wonderful achievement, in any economic climate, and to have such dedicated employees demonstrates that we’ve managed to generate and maintain a great working environment here. Our ethos at Barchester is ‘Celebrating Life’ and it’s clear that our employees bring this to life every day and enjoy working here.”