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Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work for Results in 2013
The 'Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work for' list started out as a list to recognise the 'Best Councils to Work for' in 2007. The original list was made up of 20 London boroughs, unitary, metropolitan, county and district authorities and was published by
. Best Companies have been responsible for surveying organisations, analysing the results and compiling the list ever since. Since 2010 this list has been published by
The Sunday Times
and has been expanded to include all public sector entities and charities (which were previously covered by the
'Best Companies to Work for'
process. The results of every 'Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work for' list we have compiled can be found below. The most recent list, Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2013, was published on 17th Mar 2013. Details on all the listed companies can be found using the links below. For each listed company there is a 'More Information' section containing key stats and an informative article.
Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2013
The results of the 2013 survey told us that employees working in the not-for-profit sector were feeling increasingly disengaged as the impact of the cuts and job losses takes effect. Worryingly they were also unhappier than their private sector counterparts. Charities were the hardest hit in terms of workplace engagement whereas Housing Associations had an exceptional year on the list with over 30% of the top 100 coming from this sector.
Best Places to Work in the Not For Profit Sectors 2012
With budget cuts beginning to bite in the Not for Profit sectors, the story coming out of the data this year was the pressure that was being felt by middle managers. With managers being judged increasingly critically by their employees, it was more important than ever for managers to be positive and engaged. Cuts meant that managers had to do more work with fewer resources resulting in a decrease in their wellbeing.
Best Places to Work in the Public/Third Sector 2011
2011 was the fourth time we had conducted a survey for organisations in the public sector. Our analysis of previous years ‘Best Companies to Work For’ data indicated that there was a strong correlation in values between employees in the public sector and employees working for charities. This is particularly strong in the case of Giving Something Back, making a positive difference to the world, where employees working for organisations on this list place a priority over their counterparts in the private sector.
Best Places to Work in the Public Sector 2010
After a short break, the Best Council list was rebranded and expanded in 2010, both in terms of eligibility and size. This new list included all public sector entities rather than just councils to form a ‘Best Places to Work in the Public Sector’. It was also expanded to acknowledge the achievements of 75 organisations. The results told us that employees in the public sector were more content with and engaged by key aspects of their working environment when compared to their counterparts in the private sector.
The Times Best Council List 2008
The council list returned in 2008 and saw a significant improvement in workplace engagement. The top 5 listed councils scored higher in each of the workplace factors compared with 2007. The theme of the data highlighted the importance of strong leadership and clarity which helps everybody see how they can play a part in achieving that strategy.
The Times Best Council List 2007
2007 saw us launch our ‘Best Councils to Work For’ list. The process was open to London boroughs, unitary, metropolitan, county and district authorities. To produce the list we applied the same methodology that we have used for several years in the ‘Best Companies to Work For’ process. The results of this survey revealed high levels of job satisfaction and big differences with the private sector, particularly in terms of the gender gap.