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Iceland Tops The Sunday Times List as Best UK Supermarket to Work For

  • Iceland named among the best places to work in The Sunday Times 2024 list.
  • The retailer excels in employee engagement and wellbeing, leading in the 'very big' organisation category.
  • Offers a range of benefits including family-friendly policies, healthcare, and employee discounts.

Iceland has been recognized as one of the best places to work in the UK, securing a spot on The Sunday Times Best Places to Work list for 2024. This prestigious list evaluates companies based on employee engagement and wellbeing, with Iceland emerging as the only UK supermarket to make the grade in the 'very big' organisation category.

This accolade reflects the company's commitment to creating a supportive work environment. The Sunday Times assesses organizations across six domains: reward and recognition, information sharing, empowerment, wellbeing, instilling pride, and job satisfaction, identifying the top employers in the nation.

Georgia Wright at Retail Gazette reported that Iceland, along with its sister brand The Food Warehouse, stands out for its comprehensive employee benefits. These include enhanced family-friendly policies, generous long-service awards, and newly introduced healthcare schemes for all staff members.

The retailer has also focused on mental and physical health support through initiatives like the Employee Assistance Programme and Alvie, a service aiding employees diagnosed with cancer. Additionally, financial perks such as a 15% store discount and Christmas vouchers add to the attractiveness of working at Iceland.

Helen Tindle, Iceland's Group HR Director, emphasized the importance of listening to their staff: "It’s so important for us to look after our colleagues, ensuring they feel valued and have a sense of belonging in the Iceland family. This is why we invest for the long-term in driving colleague engagement and supporting career development."

Tom Church, Co-Founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, commented, "Iceland's recognition by The Sunday Times as one of the best places to work underscores their commitment to employee satisfaction and wellbeing. It’s impressive to see a supermarket prioritize such a supportive work environment."

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