Stockport-based tech firm CDL has retained its Top Employers certification for the third year running, an official recognition that it is one of the best places to work in the UK.
The company, which was recently named in the FT Future 100 UK, employs almost 700 people at its campus on Kings Reach Road and is well known for its collaborative culture and investment in community schemes. This is demonstrated by a range of employee benefits, including flexible working hours and social and wellbeing initiatives, in addition to the support of local charities, through an extensive corporate responsibility programme.
The Top Employers Institute is the global authority on recognising excellence in people practices. Its annual, international research is undertaken to identify high-calibre organisations that provide an outstanding experience through strategic and thoughtful workplace programmes – creating an environment that empowers and develops employees.
David Plink, CEO for the Top Employers Institute, said:
“We believe that CDL demonstrates exceptional employee conditions and encourages these practices by putting their people first. They help enrich the world of work with their outstanding dedication to HR excellence and because of this, CDL is recognised as an employer of choice.”
Frank Robinson, HR Director of CDL, commented:
“We are committed to providing the best possible experience for our employees, allowing them to develop both personally and professionally. Achieving the certification for a third consecutive year is recognition of our continued efforts to create a great workplace at CDL and we are proud to be considered a Top Employer.”
To achieve the Top Employer certification, organisations must successfully complete the Institute’s rigorous HR Best Practice Survey, which covers over 600 ‘People Development’ practices, with all answers then independently audited and evaluated.