Becoming one of the Best Companies to Work for in Britain is a monumental achievement.
At Genuine Solutions we have always strongly believed that our extremely talented workforce is second to none within our industry. That has now been confirmed following recognition from the Best Companies and The Sunday Times. Genuine Solutions have ranked 35th in the Top 100 Best Companies to Work For, and to add to this we have also been awarded Best Companies overall ‘Best Improver.
Recycling mobile devices is a core part of the Genuine Solutions business, so it is fitting that the group’s own green policies win a ringing endorsement from its staff. The group ensures that all waste is recycled or sent to energy-conversion sites instead of landfill, earning the top score for environmental protection on our survey, 89% positive.
The group comprising of Genuine Solutions Ltd (GSL), which distributes mobile phone accessories to more than 1,300 customers in 45 countries, and GSUK, which recycles and recovers unwanted mobile and smart phone accessories and devices for re-use.
Training ranges from monthly courses and external coaching to a next-generation team development programme and apprenticeships, and staff feel that they benefit personally from these (90%, another top score). The company is a fun place to work, too (92%), with pool competitions introduced following a staff request and social events including quarterly dinners, a Christmas party, a day at the Royal Ascot races and a companywide sports day. Charitable activities are encouraged (96%) through matched funding and volunteering days.
Recently Genuine Solutions introduced benefits including an increase in annual leave to 25 days, a workplace pension, subsidised gym membership and flexible working hours, while new fathers are entitled to three weeks paternity leave on full pay after two years’ service and can work flexibly to do the school run. The company’s overall increase in rankings across all questions and factor scores, seeing it debut in our top 100 lists this year, winning the Sunday Times special award of ‘Best Improver’.
“The Groups team love their jobs (89%) and wouldn’t leave tomorrow to work anywhere else (87%).”
Absent from the Top 100 list last year — and ranked 236th — Genuine Solutions has dialed up its performance to reach No 35 this year. Staff at the company often lend a hand to charitable initiatives, making regular donations to a local food bank. Everyone on the payroll at the firm, based in Surbiton, southwest London, has access to a monthly training course, and the business has top-20 scores for Giving Something Back and for Personal Growth (both 85%).
We want to take this opportunity to publicly thank all of our team for making this all possible. Without them we wouldn’t be where we are today. Our team is awesome!