TNT among UK’s best employers

Staff at Theale-based express delivery giant TNT are all smiles after the firm was named one of best places to work in the UK.

The company, which has a depot in Station Road, features in an exclusive directory of the finest employers in the land.

The book, entitled Britain’s Top Employers 2009, was published this week following months of research and assessments by global experts the Corporate Research Foundation.

The delivery business impressed the judging panel with its top-class human resources management, and was particularly strong in the areas of career development and employee relations.

TNT was also praised for its staff retention, with more than 450 employees having been with the firm for more than 25 years. Last year 90 people reached this milestone.

The book ranks TNT alongside some of the leading brands in Britain’s business world including household names such as John Lewis Partnership, McDonald’s and IBM.

Depot general manager Jamie Mitchell said: “Our inclusion in this book is independent recognition of our forward-thinking, innovative approach in all that we do.

“It’s not just me saying we’re a great company – I just look around every day and see the amount of people who have worked here for many, many years. That speaks volumes.”

The coveted ranking caps off a busy 12 months for TNT, which included the launch of the world’s largest fleet of zero emission delivery vehicles as part of its drive to reduce its carbon footprint.

Staff have also helped raise nearly £2.5 million for the children’s charity Wooden Spoon and the United Nations World Food Programme.

Sue Barnes, director of HR at TNT, said: “I am absolutely delighted we have received such independent recognition. It’s our people who make the business what it is today.

“They are and always will be our most valuable asset and it is through their skills, talent and enthusiasm we are able to achieve all that we do.

“We aim to provide a great place to work, with development and career opportunities enabling people to maximise their potential.”

(source:http://www.getbracknell.co.uk/business/s/2050489_tnt_among_uks_best_employers)

Richard Reid is the founder of Pinnacle Proactive, Specialising in the Employee Assistance ProgramStress ManagementStaff Retention & Absenteeism. Take a Proactive Approach to Growing Your Organisation & its People. For more info visit http://www.pinnacleproactive.com

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