Another Good Place to Work

Computerlinks UK, the distributor of IT security and Internet technology solutions, today announced it has been placed at 76 among The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for. The award, which measures employees’ attitudes to their work and their organisation, was presented to Computerlinks UK at London’s Battersea Evolution on 24th February. It follows Computerlinks UK’S outstanding two star accreditation from Best Companies, which was awarded earlier this month.

David Caughtry, director of e-business at Computerlinks, who collected the award said: “We are delighted to have won these awards. The value we place on our employees is at the very core of our business and our success as a value-added distributor is down to the people who work within it. We work hard to support and develop our staff throughout their careers at Computerlinks, and to make it a great place to work, so it’s excellent to know that this is recognised and that we’re getting it right.”

The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies list is based on the results of their employee survey on eight key workplace factors: Leadership, well-being, my manager, my team, my company, personal growth, fair deal and giving something back.

Best Companies also collects organisation information using a company questionnaire. In addition to performance and profit related pay, a share option scheme and private health care, Computerlinks offers ten-year long service awards and subsidised sports facilities to all employees. After four years continuous service employees are also eligible for a twenty-day paid sabbatical in addition to their holiday allowance for that year.

In 2009 the average length of service in the company was four and a half years and the average age of the staff was 33 years old.

“It’s not just our employees that benefit from low staff turnover and training, our customers work with us in the knowledge that the staff they deal with are experienced, enjoy their work and are in it for the long term.” Caughtry added.