Mon, 25 Jan 2021

West Midlands business BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK has been recognised as one of the top employers in the country for 2021.

Under the process applied by the Top Employers Institute (the global authority on recognising excellence in People Practices) participating companies must meet very strict criteria to be considered for certification.

Being named as a Top Employer showcases an organisation’s dedication to a better world of work, and BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK was recognised for its excellent HR policies and people practices.

The Top Employers Institute has certified more than 1,600 Top Employers across five continents, based on the participation and results of its HR Best Practices Survey. This survey covers six HR domains consisting of 20 topics including people strategy, work environment, talent acquisition, learning, wellbeing and diversity & inclusion. 

Now, more than ever, it’s essential that employers pay close attention to the wellbeing of their staff, and BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK has pioneered a number of initiatives around mental health. This includes implementing over 20 accredited and trained Mental Health First Aiders to champion wellbeing and support through mental health signposting.

In addition, the business’ flexible benefits platform, available to all colleagues at BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK, includes lifestyle benefits that can be tailored by colleagues to suit their personal needs.

The Solihull based business is the fifth European division of BNP Paribas Personal Finance to achieve Top Employer status, meaning the BNP Paribas Personal Finance group was also named a Top Employer in Europe for 2021. Only companies certified in a minimum of five European countries are awarded this special recognition.

Lynda Brennan, director of human resources at BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK, says: “At BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK we’re passionate about our people, so we are absolutely delighted to be recognised as one of the top employers in the country.

“Our commitment to making BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK a great place to work is at the heart of everything we do, and in these unprecedented times it’s more important than ever that we create a supportive working environment for all our colleagues and provide opportunities to learn and grow.”

Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink says: “Despite the challenging year we have experienced (which has certainly made an impact on organisations around the globe), BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK has continued to demonstrate the power of putting their people first in the workplace. 

“We are proud to share this year’s announcement and congratulate the organisations who have been certified in their respective countries through the Top Employers Institute programme.”