Registration for Best Employers Eastern Region 2020 has opened

Employers passionate about developing their organisation’s culture, engagement levels and workplace environment can now register to take part in Best Employers Eastern Region 2020 and book a place at the launch event.

Best Employers, which supports the economic growth of the East of England through increased employee engagement, returns for the fifth time in 2020. Founded by professional recruitment specialists Pure with psychometrics experts eras ltd, Best Employers has become a force for culture and organisational change which businesses across the Eastern region are using to shape and develop their employee engagement strategies.

Sponsored by Archant and Birketts, Best Employers Eastern Region 2020 will launch with a leadership conference on Wednesday 18 March 2020 in Newmarket. As with all Best Employers events, business leaders and HR executives will be able to network with like-minded professionals to share ideas and solutions on evolving workplace culture and hear insights from industry experts on increasing engagement. Guest speakers will include David Smith, who has 35 years’ experience of change management, including 15 years spent in the turnaround of the Asda Retail Business. David will share how he took Asda from a bankrupt broken business to a high-performance retailer, leading the changes which created a productive performance-based culture.

The conference will mark the opening of the 2020 employee engagement survey at the heart of the Best Employers Eastern Region initiative. The free, expertly designed employee survey is run every two years to enable businesses to discover their current engagement levels, track their progress and benchmark their organisation against some of the region’s top employers.

Lynn Walters, Executive Director at Pure and founder of Best Employers Eastern Region, said: “Employee engagement drives productivity and creates sustainable short and long-term success. As a professional recruitment consultancy, Pure supports businesses in the Eastern region with talent recruitment, retention and succession planning. We see first-hand the significant impact employee engagement and workplace culture has in giving businesses a competitive edge when it comes to recruiting and retaining the best people. This is especially important when talent is in high demand, as it is currently, and businesses are having to work harder than ever to stand out.”

Best Employers Eastern Region supports business at all stages of their engagement journey through inspiring events, analysis and expert insights. By participating, organisations enhance their employer brand by commiting to creating highly engaged employees, while the prestigious Best Employer awards and accreditations have become an exceptional showcase of the businesses people want to be a part of. In 2018, over 140 organisations and 15,000 survey participants, took part in the initiative with eight Best Employer awards and 40 gold and platinum accreditations presented.

Lynn added: “The Best Employers survey, provided by eras Ltd, gives businesses the information they need to understand their current levels of engagement. The more employees who participate, the more reflective the feedback will be, which creates the best possible tailored survey report and bespoke action plan for each organisation. This high level of participation has made the data for businesses to track their progress and benchmark their organisation against other top employers incredibly valuable.”

For more information on Best Employers Eastern Region visit: or click here to book a place at the launch event which will be held at Tattersalls in Newmarket on 18 March 2020.

Photo shows: Representatives from the Best Employers Eastern Region 2018 Platinum and Gold accredited organisations

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