Care UK is celebrating their commitment to creating innovative working environments for colleagues after securing three accolades at this year’s Employee Experience Awards.

The UK Employee Experience Awards, which were held on Friday 23rd May, recognise and reward the best employers across all sectors to help raise the bar of global employers’ standards.

During the ceremony, Care UK took home the gold award for Best Employee Experience Journey and the silver award for Best Company to Work For – Large Company. Leah Pozo-Queripel, Care UK’s Human Resources Director, was also recognised and received the silver award for Leader of the Year.

A dedicated strategy with four key areas of focus for employee engagement impressed the judges. These included:

Care UK’s continually high results in employee satisfaction. The 2023 internal survey, Over to You, saw 97% of colleagues tell us that they feel proud of the work they do. Although employee satisfaction rates have always been high, this survey saw a further rise in the scores, making them our most significant figures yet.

The number of benefits available to colleagues continues to increase – from a perks programme for discounts, to Wagestream, which allows you to access wages in real-time. Over the last few years, we successfully embedded around 2,300 new colleagues from 26 new homes into the positive and welcoming culture of Care UK.

Care UK’s continued dedication to colleague development programmes, particularly for those in leadership roles, means that we are able to offer our colleagues a clear career path. Since 2020, 50% of home manager and 65% of deputy manager vacancies have been filled through internal promotions. We also offer Care-UK-designed deputy home manager and home manager programmes, and we are supporting more than 600 colleagues on apprenticeship schemes.

Lastly, there has been a renewed focus on colleague communication within the homes and across Care UK. This saw the introduction of the Loop platform in 2023. This social-media-style app means colleagues can connect with one another, share knowledge, and keep up to date with the latest news, development opportunities, perks and benefits.

Leah Pozo-Queripel, Human Resources Director said: “Over the last year, in recognition of the important job our teams do, we have invested in colleague rewards, as well as creating more development programmes and tools for supporting career development and wellbeing. We are dedicated to delivering the best working environment possible so that our colleagues can continue to thrive, and it is an honour for these efforts to be recognised at such a prestigious awards ceremony.”

If you’d like to take on a new challenge and join our amazing colleagues, you can view our current vacancies here –https://www.careuk.com/careers