One of the Best 75 Companies to Work For in Yorkshire and the Humber 2020

Phoenix Software named as one of the Best 75 Companies to Work For in Yorkshire and the Humber 2020

The list comprises of businesses from a diverse range of sectors and located across the region with Phoenix ranking 36th out of a possible 399,035 companies.

Phoenix was founded nearly 30 years ago and up until recently was still owned by the original founder. To provide the investment needed to move to the next stage, they became part of the Bytes Technology group in 2017 and this is when a period of exciting transformation really kicked in. One of the most notable changes has been the commitment to invest heavily in employee training – giving everyone the opportunity to be the best version of themselves built upon the recognition that the success of the company is down to employee engagement.

New benefits have been introduced and are available to all employees, such as an enhanced maternity and paternity package, heavily discounted private health insurance and a discounted staff purchase scheme. Internal systems have also had an overhaul and new systems introduced to ensure everyone has access to the information they need, when they need it, helping everyone to be more efficient. This has led to results such as:

  • 94% of staff agree: I have confidence in the leadership skills of the senior management team
  • 97% of staff agree: I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

On learning of this fantastic achievement, Emma Taylor, Phoenix Training and Development Manager, had the following to say:

“To be ranked in the top 75 companies to work for in Yorkshire and Humber is a fantastic achievement as it’s the first time we’ve been part of this programme. Phoenix has always valued its employees, but over the last few years we’ve really wanted to ensure that everyone has the support, environment, training and tools at their disposal to be the best they can be. We still have many plans in the pipeline and look forward to seeing how we can continue to develop and improve to attract the most talented staff from in and around the local area.”

This ranking comes soon after Phoenix were given a 2 Star Best Companies accreditation – the second-highest standard of workplace engagement which represents organisations striving for the best.

About Best Companies

The list of the Best Companies to Work For in Yorkshire and the Humber represents the 75 organisations with the highest Regional Best Companies Index (RBCI) scores.  RBCI is the most rigorous way of measuring engagement. Using the Best Companies b-Heard Survey, employees are asked to score 70 questions on a 7 point scale from ‘Strongly Disagree’ to ‘Strongly Agree’.

Organisations on the list require 30 or more survey responses in a region to be eligible. The results are then calculated from the responses to 49 scoring questions aligned to the 8 Factors of Workplace Engagement. The final score is normalised for company size band and calculated out of 1,000.