CIPS rated as 'great employer'

8 April 2015

CIPS has been voted the ‘best improver’ in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to work for, a significant boost on its 2014 scores.

The Institute had recorded improved scores for all but one of the 70 questions in the survey and was at number 85 in the ranking for the not-for-profit sector, receiving one star which is considered “very good”. This is an improvement on last year when CIPS narrowly missed out on star accreditation and was placed on the ‘ones to watch’ list.

The biggest improvements were in the sections called ‘my manager’ and ‘wellbeing’, with scores leaping up by 34 places. CIPS employees took part in a confidential survey that measured their levels of fulfilment, motivation and engagement, and rated the Institute as a very good place to work.

Eighty-five per cent said they feel they make a valuable contribution to the success of the organisation. The Institute employs 140 staff globally, 110 of whom are based at its head office in Stamford, Lincolnshire.

“This is an outstanding achievement for everyone involved at CIPS and a great improvement on last year’s results,” said David Noble, group CEO. “CIPS has grown substantially over recent years after moving to Easton on the Hill in the mid 1980s with just 30 staff. With members based in over 150 countries around the world, our head office and location has become part of our brand and culture. We are proud of our local community and thoroughly enjoy being a key employer for Stamford and surrounding areas.”

• As part of Best Companies’ partnership with Comic Relief, David Noble, along with other CEOs, took a picture which included some of the CIPS team. All the photos were uploaded to to raise money for Comic Relief.

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