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REVEALED | Barclays & Tesco among ‘best workplaces to grow career’

HR Grapevine, Jade Burke, Apr21

Barclays & Tesco among ‘best workplaces to grow career’

The way we work today is a completely different beast from over a year ago; the pandemic has forced employees to work remotely, while new technologies such as automation and AI have been rolled out to enhance our ways of working.

These new methods have reshaped what we previously knew when it came to the world of work and what employees expect from their employers to assist with this.

With that in mind, LinkedIn has revealed its 2021 LinkedIn Top Companies list, which ranks 25 of the best workplaces for employees to grow their careers.

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To create the list, LinkedIn has used an all-new methodology which uses unique data from the professional networking site to go beyond the firms that attract talent to find the companies that actually invest in their talent.

LinkedIn stated that these 25 organisations “help employees build a professional foundation that sets them up for success both at the company and beyond”.

Read on to find out who made it into the top five:

  1. Barclays

The banking giant made the cut thanks to its new remote working systems, as well as its increased focus on D&I throughout 2020.

  1. Tesco

Supermarket Tesco was commended for creating 16,000 permanent roles to support the growth of online shopping, as well as the hiring of 50,000 temporary staff members.

  1. NatWest Group

Another bank to make it into the top five – NatWest Group was selected because the business has taken the experiences throughout the pandemic to make flexibility a core part of its working environment. NatWest hopes to take on a hybrid model, with plans to help balance working from home with time in the office too.

  1. BT

The telecommunications provider came in at fourth place thanks to its pledge to hire 2,500 new roles to help with the roll-out of full-fibre internet connections this year. Plus, throughout the crisis BT chose to freeze pay but promised a bonus worth £1,500 to frontline staff. Despite this, the firm does remain under pressure from the Communication Workers Union over modernisation plans and the potential impact on existing roles.

  1. PwC UK

One of the Big Four accounting firms, PwC told staff earlier this year that they could spend two or three days a week in the office and the rest working remotely. It also stated that it would give employees more autonomy over their working hours.

Below is the reminder of the list:

  1. Deloitte UK    11. Bloomberg LP    16. Wipro Limited     21. eBay
  2. Sainsbury’s    12. Amazon    17. Alphabet    22. NFU Mutual
  3. EY    13. American Express    18. Accenture   23. Stryker
  4. Upwork    14. JPMorgan Chase & Co    19. Unilever    24. Bristol Myers Squibb
  5. BBC    15. Cisco    20. AstraZeneca      25. G-Research