Crimson IT recruitment and solutions joins regional Best Companies list 2020

Mark Britton News

Crimson has been named one of the Sunday Times 75 Best Companies to work for in the Midlands. The award is based on Best Companies Index (BCI) score which considers eight factors, including wellbeing, management and personal growth. These factors are measured by an employee questionnaire, and Crimson 694.1, which also makes them Best Companies 1-star accredited. This accreditation can only be achieved by a company that takes workplace engagement seriously and signifies ‘very good’ levels of workplace engagement. The research carried out by the Sunday Times for their ‘Best Companies’ awards is the most extensive research carried out in the UK surrounding employee engagement.

Managing Director Rob Mallaband and Corporate Executive Judith Wilson with their new Best Companies 2020 award.

This isn’t the first time Crimson is recognised for their high levels of employee satisfaction. They have previously won Best Companies accreditations, as well as being named as finalists in both the ‘Best IT and Telecoms Recruitment Company to Work For’ at the Recruiter’s Investing in Talent Awards and ‘Best Specialist Agency’ at The Drum’s Recruitment Business Awards.

Why is Crimson a Best Company?

The company prides itself in its workplace culture and focuses much attention on wellness, growth and fairness. Team building activities include the Bear Grylls Adventure, and employees have taken part in fundraising events, including Microsoft’s PowerPlatform Hackathon for Make-a-Wish UK. Alongside these big events, Crimson also arranges and takes part in smaller, more frequent activities. Employees get the chance to take part in various communal activities at the Birmingham Business Park office such as quiz nights and barbecues, to help them to relax and unwind.

Alongside the activities and experiences employees can take part in at Crimson, the company also offers opportunities for younger people, from apprenticeships to training and development. The apprenticeship scheme provides an opportunity to undergo a structured training programme, with the benefits of industry experience and a full salary, which results in a Bachelor of Science degree. Crimson invests in employees of all ages, having spent £9000 last year on exams and courses to develop the knowledge and skills of staff.

The award recognises the high employee satisfaction rates at Crimson, demonstrating how fair management, team building, and giving back to the community results in an overall more positive place to work. Over the past couple of years, household brands have also joined the list of the 75 Best Companies to work for in the Midlands, including conservation charity National Trust, lingerie brand Bravissimo, and food retailer Iceland.

“For four years running, Crimson are proud to have been awarded Best Companies awards. This year we have been named in the top 75 Midlands companies to work for which is a great achievement. We value the opinion of all of our employees and work closely with each of them to ensure we maintain a good working environment; employee satisfaction is a critical ingredient to maintaining high customer satisfaction.”

Rob Mallaband, Managing Director.