Health Shield – the award-winning corporate health cash plan provider – has made its debut in the prestigious 100 ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisations’ to Work For 2013 survey. The Friendly Society was ranked at number 51 in the list from The Sunday Times.
The annual publication of Britain’s most ‘dynamic and engaging’ workplaces, has established its reputation through an authoritative and rigorous methodology. It is based on the views of employees, as well as the policies and processes put in place by employers. The survey identifies best practice and ranks companies on eight key performance indicators. These include: staff engagement, including leadership, personal growth and how happy the workforce is with their pay and benefits.
Jonathan Burton, Chief Executive at Health Shield, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have entered the 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For list for the very first time – a glowing endorsement of the highest order.”
“This acknowledgement reaffirms our commitment to building a successful organisation through high levels of employee engagement that translate into excellent customer service and satisfaction.”
Burton added: “Health Shield’s absolute priority is to provide affordable health care support for the widest possible community. Our mission of being trustworthy, caring and working with integrity, resonates with each and every employee – our greatest asset. Their desire to continually improve service levels across the business is fundamental to our future success, as we strive to help as many people as possible to remain fit and healthy.”
Health Shield’s latest achievement cements its commitment to getting the most out of its people, while investing in improving performance throughout the organisation. It follows the company’s reaccreditation by Investors in People in 2012, on the tenth anniversary of its first endorsement. Commenting in the report, the IIP assessor said: “Staff loyalty and dedication to customers is second-to-none.” It also highlighted the fact that Health Shield employees expressed considerable job satisfaction in serving the organisation’s members well. Overall, the summary concluded that Health Shield is a ‘most excellent’ Not-For-Profit company to work for.