Best Employers Eastern Region 2018, a biennial survey measuring employee engagement, culture and development and produced in collaboration with our partnersPure, will be open between April and September 2018.
eras and Pure created the Best Employers Eastern Region initiative to identify and promote the region’s best employers. Giving organisations the opportunity to learn about, embrace, and develop their company's culture and values through employee engagement. It is now widely recognised that this has a positive impact on key organisational outcomes: Profit, Turnover, Productivity, Innovation, Customer Wellbeing and Absenteeism.
Thank you to those who joined us at the Best Employers Eastern Region Employee Engagement Conference held on Thursday 28 January 2016 at Paddocks House, Newmarket.
What is Best Employers Eastern Region?
Put simply, it is identifying the Best Employers in the Eastern region, including Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. By completing a survey that asks your employees what they really think, your organisation can create positive strategies that truly puts employees at the heart of your business, essential for hiring and retaining top talent one of the top priorities for businesses today.
Best Employers Eastern Region in three easy steps:
Step one:The Survey The Culture and Engagement Survey is written and owned by eras ltd and has been completed by many thousands of employees, both in the UK and Internationally. Every two years we make our commercial product free for companies participating in the initiative. It is 100% confidential, encouraging open and honest answers from employees providing an authentic reflection of your company culture and engagement levels.
Step two:The SeminarsFollowing completion of the survey, participants are invited to attend a series of workshops designed to help put the results into practice. Covering leadership and employee engagement, with guest speakers from business leaders across the region, it is the perfect opportunity to find innovative solutions for your business and find out if you have won an award.
Step three:The Awardscelebrate the best in the Eastern Region. All participants are automatically entered for a series of awards including: innovation, employee engagement and Customer Focus as well as county specific awards.
Best Employers Eastern Region was developed by eras ltd, psychometrics, leadership development, and coaching experts and Pure, the leading professional recruitment specialists in the Eastern Region.
The Employee Engagement Seminar, hosted by eras Ltd and Pure, was held on Thursday 28th January 2016 at Paddocks House hotel, Newmarket. The event also highlighted the launch of this years’ Best Employers Eastern Region survey, a free employee engagement survey which is open every two years and open from April to September, the survey is free to take part and is used by organisations such as Benefit Cosmetics, the overall Best Employer winner for 2014, to engage with their employees for effective decision-making.
As part of the initiative, we aim to promote the best employers of the Eastern Region – the awards give us the perfect opportunity to do just this. Once the survey has been completed by the participating company, they are automatically entered into the awards process.
We received very positive feedback from the seminar and discussion groups that we ran in the first year of our Best Employers Eastern Region initiative. As a result, we have developed an employee engagement focused conference – The Best Employers, Eastern Region Festival. The festival is an opportunity for attendees to learn about and develop their organisation’s culture and values to enable employee engagement. This is achieved through keynote speakers, ‘freeflow’ discussion hubs and networking to share best practice. This bi-annual conference is a chance for organisations and individuals to come together and share best practice.
These interactive, informative seminars are a valuable source of advice and support for participants, a great opportunity to share best practice and to resolve employee engagement issues as a collective.
The surveys are biannual, with each company receiving a tailored report, summarising the culture, values and leadership style across the organisation. They also receive an action plan for guidance on further development, all of which are key to an organisation’s ability to attract and retain key staff.