Wyboston Lakes Resort achieves outstanding position in prestigious Sunday Times ‘Best 100 Companies to work for’ List 2020
Wyboston Lakes Resort is one of the SundayTimes’ ‘Best 100 Companies to work for’ in 2020.
The Bedfordshire-based conference, training and leisure venue was placed in 85th position in the Sunday Times ‘Best 100 Companies to work for’ List 2020 which was announced yesterday (20 February).
Based on employee feedback Wyboston Lakes Resort was also awarded a 2-star accreditation, meaning the venue is considered an ‘outstanding’ employer in terms of workplace engagement.
Steve Jones, Managing Director said: “We are delighted to have achieved such a high position and be rated ‘outstanding’. We are committed to supporting our team and invest heavily in training and development to enable them to progress as far as possible in their careers, and to making this a fulfilling and hopefully fun place to work.
“As an indication of this we were one of the first companies to sign People 1st International’s new ‘Our Hospitality Commitment’, as well as the ‘Work Placement Commitment.’ Creating a positive work-life balance for our team members and taking great care of everyone’s mental health is also very important and forms part of our company values.
“We believe that having a happy healthy team makes the difference to our guests, to each other and to the future success and growth of our business.”
The 380-acre resort employs over 300 people across two conference venues, a four-star hotel, full spa, 18 hole golf course and extensive service offices. After the £3m plus investment last year into the Woodlands Event Centre, there will be a further significant investment in its meeting and training facilities in 2020 starting in March.
The Sunday Times ‘Best 100 Companies to work for’ accolade is regarded as among the UK’s most comprehensive and coveted, with a rigorous process determining the merits of organisations from all industries, by assessing the methods in which they encourage, motivate and engage with their employees.
The list is compiled using scores (on a scale of 1 to 1000) from employees’ responses to questions within the Best Companies survey on a range of factors including leadership, pay and work-life balance. Ratings are then determined from that score, with one star acknowledged as ‘very good’, two stars as ‘outstanding’ and three stars as ‘extraordinary’.