23/02/2017 - News
Talon the No 1 Best Small Company in The Sunday Times ‘Best Companies’ List
Talon has achieved the top people accolade by being ranked Number 1 in the prestigious and highly contested ‘Top 100 Best Small Companies List’, run by The Sunday Times.
For the second year running, Talon has been ranked in the top ten, this year reaching the top spot. Improving upon last year’s outstanding ninth place ranking, Talon has strengthened and developed its ‘People First’ philosophy further to be rewarded with an exceptional first place finish –impressive recognition for a company of only four years.
The award comes after much dedication towards internal people initiatives at Talon; from the refinement of working practices, to improving the work-life balance of staff members and to creating a positive and open company culture for all. All of which has accumulated in Talon’s overall BCI (Best Companies Index) increasing by 10 points and 90% of teams scoring a higher engagement score year-on-year.
Talon’s People Manager, Mapara Syed Fernandez, comments: “We’re overwhelmed by this achievement. To improve year-on-year in this prestigious listing is a testament to the ever supportive and rewarding range of developmental and wellbeing initiatives we have rolled out and continue to introduce here at Talon. Whether it’s being bold and instilling a no-email policy after 7pm or pioneering new feedback tools, we are always striving to place our people at the heart of our business.”
Steve Bond, Managing Partner at Talon adds: “We’ve put a lot of effort into achieving this fantastic recognition and making Talon one of the best media companies to work for. I’m particularly pleased that we have both improved significantly on last year’s performance and to reach the Number One spot is brilliant. A special mention needs to be made for the contribution of our former Head of People Liz Jeffery. We couldn’t have done it without her hard work and energy.”
In addition to the ranking, Best Companies described Talon as ‘extraordinary’ as well as giving a three-star accreditation – the highest possible award.
The Sunday Times Best Companies list is now in its seventeenth year – with many employers and industry bodies recognising it as the gold standard indication for excellent working environments and positive company cultures.