Hays Travel books place on list of UK’s best employers

Katie Woods-Ruddick
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Hays Travel firm has been recognised as one of Britain’s best places to work.

The list is put together for the Sunday Times by employee engagement specialist Best Companies, who survey staff on how they really perceive their work environment.

Hays Travel was placed 60th in the country after achieving high employee satisfaction and motivation scores.

Managing director John Hays said: “I am absolutely delighted we have been named as one of the Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For in the UK.

“The thing I am most proud of in my career is my team, so I am just thrilled that we are recognised as having a happy and motivated workforce.”

Head of HR and training Katie Woods-Ruddick said: “I am so proud that we have made it into this prestigious list.

“We work really hard to ensure our employees are engaged and highly motivated, which contributes to the success of the company. We complete internal employee engagement surveys every year, but to receive external recognition highlighting our employee satisfaction levels as some of the highest in the country is a real achievement.”

As part of its celebrations, Hays Travel takes part in the first ever Best Companies Day, when staff came to work dressed as their favourite sports stars and took part in fund-raising fun and games for Sport Relief.

Jonathan Austin, CEO and founder of Best Companies, said: “I would like to congratulate Hays Travel on their outstanding achievement. This year it is encouraging to see that more and more organisations are recognising the value of employee engagement and are willing to benchmark themselves against the best to ensure they are offering their employees the best possible experience.

“Organisations like Hays Travel have continued to focus on their employees and have been rewarded with an engaged workforce.”