BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK has been recognised as one of the top employers in the country for 2021.
This announcement makes us the fifth European division of BNP Paribas Personal Finance to achieve Top Employer status, meaning the wider BNP Paribas Personal Finance group was also named a Top Employer in Europe for 2021. Only companies certified in a minimum of five European countries are awarded this special recognition.
Being named as a Top Employer showcases our dedication to a better world of work and reinforces our commitment to be a role model company and employer.
Under the process applied by the Top Employers Institute (the global authority on recognising excellence in People Practices) companies must meet the strict criteria set out in its HR Best Practices Survey to be considered for certification. This survey covers six HR domains consisting of 20 topics including people strategy, work environment, talent acquisition, learning, sustainability and diversity & inclusion.
Now, more than ever, it’s vital that employers pay close attention to the wellbeing of their staff. And in our feedback from the awarding body, we were praised for our excellent HR policies and people practices – specifically focusing on our initiatives around mental health. This included implementing over 20 accredited and trained Mental Health First Aiders to champion wellbeing and support our colleagues through mental health signposting.
In addition, our flexible benefits platform (available to all colleagues at BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK) was cited as a key contributor to the ‘rewards and recognition’ section of the survey – with credit given to our lifestyle benefits that can be tailored by colleagues to suit their personal needs.
The topic score breakdown shared by the Top Employer institute revealed that BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK exceeded the benchmark score in almost all domains, and additionally scored 100% in a number of the topic areas including people strategy, digital HR and ethics and integrity.
Lynda Brennan, director of human resources at BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK, says: “At BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK we’re passionate about our people, so we are absolutely delighted to be recognised as one of the top employers in the country.
“Our commitment to making BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK a great place to work is at the heart of everything we do, and in these unprecedented times it’s more important than ever that we create a supportive working environment for all our colleagues and provide opportunities to learn and grow.”
Top Employers Institute CEO, David Plink, says: “Despite the challenging year we have experienced (which has certainly made an impact on organisations around the globe), BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK has continued to demonstrate the power of putting their people first in the workplace.
“We are proud to share this year’s announcement and congratulate the organisations who have been certified in their respective countries through the Top Employers Institute programme.”