Market leaders in cookware, air fryers and steam generators Groupe SEB UK have been lauded a Great Place To Work award joining a select 162 UK companies as the only small household appliance brand to win the accolade.
With a portfolio of household brands, including Thermo-Spot creators Tefal and coffee machine innovators Krups, the medium sized agency (51-250 employees) ranked number 61 in their category.
Core to Groupe SEB’s success as a best practice employer is their goal in building a strong team through communication & engagement. Communicating the business’ clear vision gives staff a common goal and a clear route to reaching it.
Groupe SEB uses a variety of tactics to communicate and implement this including cross-functional project teams, monthly breakfast briefings, business leadership team cascades or off-site events.
Team spirit is also nurtured with social events taking place every month, a Step in my Shoes programme designed to improve appreciation of other roles and participation in charity initiatives actively encouraged. Recently Groupe SEB UK took on the 3 Peaks Challenge raising £15,000 for charitable causes.
And, Groupe SEB UK has been committed to employee welfare and well-being during the current pandemic and has fostered a highly functional remote working practice will all 138 staff based at home.
Employee satisfaction figures tell the same story, with 91% of staff saying they are proud to work at Groupe SEB UK and 85% feeling part of a ‘family’ team.
Senior UK and Ireland HR manager, Gayle Hall comments: “As a Leadership Team we are immensely proud to receive this ‘great place to work’ award for Groupe SEB UK. Our colleagues across the business create this environment through their actions every single day and we thank them for the unfailing commitment and support.
“Culturally, we genuinely believe we have the best of both worlds: a dynamic local company, where people can thrive both professionally and socially, yet part of a massive global network with fantastic brands, values and innovation. We are very proud of being part of the Groupe SEB family.”