Seco Tools recognised as a Great Place to Work
Posted on 07 May 2020 and read 679 times
Efforts related to corporate social responsibility, an exceptional work environment and excellent employee engagement have resulted in Alcester-based Seco Tools (www.secotools.com
), a leading supplier of precision cutting tools, being recognised as a Great Place to Work. The company was judged alongside 161 other entrants and it is the first year the company has been nominated as an organisation that promotes a healthy workplace culture through trust, pride and camaraderie.
According to the Great Place to Work Trust Index Survey conducted in October 2019, 89% of employees agree that Seco is a great place to work. One employee said Seco has “great family spirit,” adding “we have the freedom to decide what our best contribution is to the business.”
Understanding the perspective of employees is key to building a successful workplace environment. To determine an organisation’s ranking, Great Place to Work administers their Trust Index Survey to employees which represents 75% of the final score.
Zoe Wood, Seco Tools UK HR manager, said that employee engagement is “not just about a regular pay cheque, a secure job, having an annual performance review ... those things are important, but they are just a starting point.”
She added: “In 2020, our work means more to us – it’s about feeling a passion for what you do, knowing that your work is developing you as a person, both professionally and personally. It’s about feeling coached and supported — it’s knowing your job is more than just a job – it’s a life choice.”
The remaining quarter of the score comes from the ‘Culture Audit’, a business-driven questionnaire that uncovers and evaluates the organisation's HR and leadership practices, policies and culture.