The toy retailer moved up 20 places in this year’s The Sunday Times’ annual ranking.
In a statement on LinkedIn, The Entertainer commented: “The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For 2019 results are in and we are absolutely delighted to have made number 49 on the list. Up 20 places from last year, we have now made the Top 50 Best Companies to Work For 2019 and we could not be prouder of the feedback our employees have given us to earn that position on the list.
In addition to our overall positioning we also ranked 22nd overall for fair deal, 28th overall for giving something back and 40th overall for leadership. The engagement of our employees is crucial to our success and it makes us both happy and proud to know they are happy working at The Entertainer. We look forward to engaging our employees even further this year and continuing to make The Entertainer a great place to work.”
Perks of working at The Entertainer include a competitive holiday allowance, a strong maternity leave offering, and designated social space called ‘The Lunchbox’ where staff can relax and enjoy lunch together. In addition, the company has extended stress and resilience training to managers at head office to help build awareness and give managers more capacity to deal with emotional illness and mental health issues.
Gary Grant, founder and managing director of The Entertainer, commented: “It’s hugely important for us that our employees enjoy working for The Entertainer which is why we continually review how we can improve their experience by responding to feedback and introducing new initiatives where possible. We pride ourselves on being a company that encourages employees to explore their potential with the support they need and couldn’t be happier to see the increase in our BCI score which only goes to show how happy our employees are.”