Delt Gains 1 Star ‘Very Good’ Best Companies Accreditation

Gone are the days of run-of-the-mill staff engagement surveys. Now it’s a case of pairing company values and ethos with tangible staff feedback and results. At Delt Shared Services that’s exactly how we operate. 

This year we have conducted our first ever Best Companies to Work For survey in partnership with b-heard. The leading survey and engagement company manage the survey process on behalf of organisations to gain a true reflection of staff opinion on everything from career upskilling and progression, management and wellbeing.

Delt achieved a record 75% engagement rate which far exceeded any previous survey that we have conducted with an overall result of 661.2 out of 1000. This awards Delt as ‘very good’ and attributes a 1-star rating.

Giles Letheren, CEO said; ‘I’m delighted that the work we have done on vision, values and culture has been reflected in a Best Companies accreditation. Our team have been truly exceptional over a challenging (Covid) year of Helping People do Amazing Things and being awarded a 1-star accreditation at our first try, shows that we take employee engagement seriously, even as the world of work has completely changed. We’re excited to get into a detailed analysis of the data and learn what steps we can take to improve engagement even further.’

The b-heard rating system tracks companies on a scale of 0 to 1000. A score of 600 and above puts companies in their ‘one to watch’ category and from there a company can score between 1 and 3 stars which is considered the ‘best-of-the-best’. It is this methodology that powers The Best Companies to Work For list, spotlighting the UK’s best workplaces on a national stage.

The teams at Delt rated the company highest for ‘Giving Something Back’, providing a ‘Fair Deal’ and ‘My Team’. The factors are formed around groups of questions which are rated from 0 to 7.

Jane White, Head of Workforce & Brand added; “It has been an exceptional 12 months for our staff and whilst we have always ran our own engagement survey we felt this year would be the time to run an independent engagement survey to truly understand how our staff have found their experience of Delt during the pandemic. We are so pleased that we rated highly for ‘My Team’ as team morale is fundamental to wellbeing, belonging and job confidence. To also be awarded 1 star really is the icing on the cake for us but more importantly it is the staff feedback that will give us the information we need to make Delt an even better place to work”

Further information and announcement of the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For is due around May.