Celebrating success is one of the elements that underpins the work culture at Softline VIP, a recognised payroll and HR solutions provider that is part of the Sage Group plc. The company placed first in the recent Deloitte Best Company to Work For Survey's business and professional services category for a second year running in addition to clinching second place in the medium company category (301-2,500 full time employees) for the third year running.
Softline VIP HR Director, Anja Hartman-Weitz
"We firmly believe that celebration sparks a passion to succeed in our employees," says Softline VIP HR Director, Anja Hartman-Weitz.
The annual 'Deloitte Best Company to Work for Survey' continually provides unbiased insight as to what employees think of their employer. The survey is conducted by a third party that provides an opportunity for employees to anonymously rate their employer, effectively acting as an annual dipstick to identify practices and strategies that will ensure continued improvement.
Hartman-Weitz explains that the feedback forms a crucial part of the company's human capital strategy that aims to channel its energy and efforts in the right direction. "At Softline VIP we pride ourselves on our strong 'people focus' in addition to our relentless 'client focus' that is centred around the delivery of extraordinary customer service. These two aspects have a strong link and are two of the six critical success factors that underpin our strategy at Softline VIP."
Maintaining a strong employee brand is of paramount importance as it inevitably shines through to Softline VIP's clients who love the company's employees. "We participate in the annual survey, not to compare ourselves against others, but to identify and address areas where we can improve. It ultimately places Softline VIP in a position where we can attract and retain scarce human resources in a very competitive market," says Hartman-Weitz.
Participating in the survey for the fourth year running has provided Softline VIP with some invaluable input. "I don't believe in quick fixes and our continued involvement in the survey only underscores our commitment to a comprehensive human capital strategy. We strive to create happy, loyal and motivated employees who celebrate the success of our business and that is why the Deloitte Best Company to Work for Survey forms part of our strategy," concludes Hartman-Weitz.