Novartis UK awarded Top Employer status for eighth consecutive year
Jan 29, 2021
Novartis UK has been awarded UK 2021 Top Employer Certification by the prestigious Top Employers Institute for the eighth consecutive year (2014–2021). Novartis has also been certified in excellence in employee conditions in all three categories; Top Employer 2021 for the United Kingdom, Europe and Global.
The annual, international Top Employer award recognises market-leading employers that provide exceptional employee conditions. As identified through a rigorous research and validation process, the select group of certified companies provide an exceptional employee experience through strategic and thoughtful workplace programmes that enrich and develop employees.
Novartis UK has been recognised for its people-first human resources practices testament to the company’s longstanding commitment to an outstanding working environment. We are pleased to have provided many initiatives to support our associates this year and ongoing into 2021:
As part of our COVID-19 response, we prioritised our associates’ health and wellbeing through an extensive support programme, remote working advice and training sessions. In addition, we offered a volunteering programme that enabled associates to spend up to 12 paid days contributing their time and expertise to any voluntary group
We provided associates with Peppy, a health and well-being app, which offers guidance and support for menopause, mental health and early parenthood. This offering meant that Novartis UK was the first major pharmaceutical company to offer menopause support to its associates
As of January 2021, all our associates will benefit from equal parental leave as Novartis UK will offer 26 weeks paid parental leave for both birthing and non-birthing parents following the birth, surrogacy or adoption of a child. By offering the same parental leave to all parents, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, we want to encourage a cultural shift, encouraging non-birthing parents to embrace taking an equal role in family care
The Top Employers Institute recognises excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people. Companies have to complete a stringent research process, and to further reinforce the validity of the process, all answers are independently audited and verified. Novartis UK is among a privileged group of organisations to receive a UK Top Employers certification for 2021. To learn more about the Top Employers Institute and the Top Employers Certification, please visit: www.top-employers.com.