Walmart owned British Supermarket chain Asda has been ranked as a top UK employer by the Top Employers Institute in its annual research study. The Top Employer certification is given to employers for their efforts in employee management, improving working atmosphere and their commitment to career development opportunities for workers. Asda is the only supermarket in the UK to be honored in the top employer list. The top 78 companies from the UK include major retailers like AB InBev UK Ltd, Harrods, HEINEKEN UK, PepsiCo and Whitbread.
Carl Tabisz, senior manager for employee engagement at Asda, said: “ It’s great to receive this recognition, I’m really proud. The fact the institute is aware we provide an outstanding colleague experience, with high quality initiatives that engage, reward and motivate is great. We are working closely with our colleagues to ensure we have the relevant support practices in place and look forward to another year of working together. Our People make the difference at Asda.”
Asda is winning the top employer award for the fourth time now. The supermarket chain also has been featured in Stonewall’s ‘Top 100 Most Inclusive Employers in Britain.’ Many of Asda’s top managers have received individual awards in the recent past as well. This includes Rukia Hussain, Fresh Replenishment & Production Manager, winning Everywoman Retail Ambassador award and Alex Newbould, Head of Pricing Strategy, bagging the Women of the Future Awards for Business.