Opus Energy named in Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For!
1st March 2015
After being ranked number one for SME customer service in the latest Datamonitor survey, we’re very proud to announce that Opus Energy is now on The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list.
The survey is conducted by a national independent research company, and polls employees to find out about levels of workplace engagement, measuring leadership, employee wellbeing and charitable efforts, among other qualities.
With more than 600 employees across the Midlands, Opus Energy debuted at position 87 – the only company headquartered in Northampton to feature on the list. This position is thanks to a number of wellbeing programmes that employees benefit directly from, including private healthcare, schemes to motivate health and fitness, shopping and spa discounts, the option to buy extra benefits which are company-subsidised, a company-matched pension scheme and more.
On top of these personal benefits, Opus Energy has a strong charity focus. 93% of Opus Energy employees feel that charitable activities are actively encouraged, the seventh highest score out of all 100 businesses on the list. In 2014, we managed to smash all of our fundraising targets, raising over £25,000 for Mencap, Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People and Beating Bowel Cancer – three charities that were selected by an employee vote.
Annamarie Petsis Jones, HR Director, says: “We have worked hard to get our employees engaged with the business from day one, by investing in their wellbeing, benefits and training, so it’s brilliant that Opus Energy has been recognised as one of the UK’s top companies to work for.
"Our results in every category have improved since we last took part in the Best Companies to Work For survey in 2013, with particular standouts being improvements in personal growth (up 6%), feelings about the organisation (up 5%), and how employees value their line manager (up 5%).
“We implemented a new approach to ultimately ensure that our employees know we are as dedicated to them as we are to our customers, which has paid off. Our employee retention rates have increased, and 60% of management roles now go to internal candidates.”
Opus Energy has offices in both Northampton and Oxford, with recruitment of 100 new employees planned for 2015. If you’re interested in a career with Opus Energy, please visit our careers page.