Deverell Smith, the property recruitment specialists, have been recognised as the UK’s 8th Best Small Company To Work For in The Sunday Times’ annual Best Companies research. In the same week, Deverell Smith also won the ‘Overall Engagement Award’ at Property Week’s annual Best Companies to Work For in Property awards.
The annual survey run by the ‘Best Companies’ group, recognises organisations and managers who genuinely value and respect their employees. Property Week’s Best Places to Work in Property is an in-depth survey to establish the best employers within the UK property industry.
Chris Long, Talent Development Director for Deverell Smith, said: “Meet the Right People” has always been more than just a strapline, we are extremely proud of these prestigious accolades and our amazing team. Our ethos has always been to provide a working environment where our employees genuinely want to come to work every day and achieve their personal best and this is something we have very hard to build and nurture. Having engaged, happy and motivated employees is synonymous to the success of every business and Deverell Smith would not be the where we are today without the energy, dedication and talent that our people provide.”
Highlights for Deverell Smith from Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for included:
· 6th place (94%) - Most inspirational CEO (Andrew Deverell-Smith)
· 4th place (93 %) - Confidence in senior management team
· 9th place (90%) – Employees would not leave their job if they had another job to go to
· 7th place - How employees feel about and communicate with direct management
· 8th place - How happy people are with their pay and benefits
· 49:51 male/female ratio
Deverell Smith was established in 2006 at their founder, Andrew Deverell Smith’s kitchen table and is now the fastest growing property recruitment firm in the UK. The company, headquartered on Cannon Street, provide a “family feel” working culture complete with ping pong tables, company holidays and up to 50% commission. This is the third successive year that Deverell Smith has made the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For, having placed 53rd in 2016 and 46th in 2017.
29,675 staff from 367 small companies registered to be part of Best Companies 2018. They were surveyed in confidence for their views on their employer and the data was analysed to identify and rank the UK’s top 100 in leadership, reward, engagement, wellbeing, personal growth and motivation.