Still time to be the East of England’s Best Employer

  • Still time for employers to get involved in free Best Employer Eastern Region 2014 survey
  • Survey results and Best Employer awards will be announced in October 2014
  • Win an award to boost your recruitment strategy - attracting and retaining staff and promoting your employee brand
  • Case study of a previous Best Employer award winner is attached

Do you have an inkling that your employees are happy to work for you? Then why not make it official by asking them to take part in a 15-minute, online survey that could win your organisation a ‘Best Employer’ award?

The survey is open for all employers and their staff across the East of England until the end of July, so there is no time to waste if you would like to get your organisation involved.

The free survey, normally worth £2,000, is a vital tool in measuring how employers are doing in terms of employee engagement by gathering crucial insight into their staff’s opinions. Run every other year by Pure Resourcing Solutions (Pure) and eras ltd, and part of the wider Best Employer initiative, the culture and engagement survey concludes in tailored reports, produced for every employer taking part.

Based on survey feedback employers can identify and address any areas of corporate culture and workplace practises that need development to boost employee engagement, which is essential to the success of any organisation. It can also reassure organisations that they are already doing a great job.

In 2012, when the survey last ran, employers including the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity in Cambridge won Best Employer awards for positive exceptional survey results. Dr Lynn Morgan, CEO, says: “Getting the award for Vision and Motivation [in 2012] was confirmation that our staff really believed in the organisation’s future, and understood why we were making changes. When we won the award everyone here felt very proud.”

Again this year, awards are available for categories such as innovation, employee values, vision and motivation, plus an overall Best Employer award, which showcases an employer whose survey results demonstrate excellence in all categories.

Previous award-winners won for initiatives including quirky charity events, free staff cultural trips, creative professional development activity and a director open-door policy.

Lynn Walters, Director of Pure, explains: “We know that happy employees lead to a healthier bottom line, so it should be in all employers’ interests to get employee engagement right. The survey also helps us gather benchmark data, which bosses can use to compare how they are doing against similar employers in their area. This is absolutely key to recruitment and employee retention in an increasingly competitive job market.”

Alex Pearce, Managing Director of eras ltd, says: “There really is nothing like the Best Employer survey and awards available in the region at the moment. The advantages are amazing: the survey costs nothing, we are available to guide people through the survey, an award is great PR and excellent for recruitment, and employers and staff alike benefit. There really is no reason not to get involved.”

The survey is suitable for organisations of all sizes in the private and not-for-profit sectors. Data and results are 100% confidential.

To find out more, visit or contact Anna Hill, Pure’s Marketing Manager, on: 01223 209888 or

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Written by

Lynn Walters

Lynn is a founding Director of Pure and leads Pure Executive. She has over 25 years’ experience recruiting for executive appointments, and helps east of England-based businesses with senior management and board-level recruitment. Lynn also leads our Best Employers Eastern Region initiative and Women’s Leadership Programme, both of which help companies and people develop.

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