This accreditation award scheme considers factors such as employee engagement as a mark of success and is based on the food industry’s Michelin Star system. Avanta achieved two stars which represents ‘outstanding’ whereas one star is awarded for ‘First Class’ status with three stars signifying ‘extraordinary’.
A significant number of companies applied for the chance to win the prestigious award, demonstrating how important staff engagement is within the work place. As many as 1,086 businesses put themselves forward for Best Companies Accreditation this year, yet only 410 achieved a star. 50 organisations were accredited 3 stars, 140 got 2 star and 220 attained 1 star for First Class status.
John Austin, the founder and CEO of the Best Companies Award, congratulated Avanta on its achievement and highlighted the role of an engaged staff as being “essential as organisations move out of the recession and into a more stable economic situation.”
In specific reference to Avanta, Austin highlighted their success in “engaging staff and by making sure they are involved in the business.”
Austin went on to say that “the company will be in a good position for the future and should be congratulated for its efforts”.
Avanta’s Director of HR and Training, Jill Jackson commented “We are really excited to have received two star accreditation for outstanding performance at our very first try. Ours is a service oriented business and having engaged and motivated team players is fundamental to the well-being of our clients and the continued success of our business”.
The actual awards ceremony will be taking place later in the spring at The Art of Engagement, which is set to be revolutionary in terms of technology, with the intention of encouraging staff engagement amongst the audience.