Borders College is awarded "Great Place to Work" certification

It’s official … Borders College is a great place to work, and it has an award to prove it.

By Kevin Janiak
Thursday, 27th May 2021, 5:03 pm
Borders College campus in Netherdale, Galashiels.
Borders College campus in Netherdale, Galashiels.

The college announced today that it has achieved “Great Place to Work” certification.

Using validated employee feedback, gathered with the programme’s rigorous, data-driven “For All” methodology, 75% of Borders College staff confirmed that they have a consistently positive work experience, which is 10% higher than the threshold to be awarded the certificate.

Head of HR at Borders College, Debbie Kerr, said: “We are thrilled to be Great Place to Work-certified.

"We make our employee experience a priority every day, and it means a lot that our employees have reported a consistently positive experience with their colleagues, their leaders, and with their jobs.

"This is important to us because we know that when our employees have a high-trust experience every day, they feel valued and make a difference to our customers.”

Great Place to Work, which began in the US but has been certifying workplaces in the UK since the start of the millennium, claims to be the “global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviours proven to deliver market-leading revenue and increased innovation”.

Since 1992, the institution has surveyed more than 100million employees around the world.

Borders College principal and CEO Angela Cox said of the achievement: “We are a people business. When our workforce are happy, levels of innovation and collaboration improve and that results in an excellent quality of learning and customer experience for our students, employers and the community.

"I am incredibly proud of the culture and values of our college, which have resulted in this fantastic achievement.”

Benedict Gautrey, managing director of Great Place to Work UK, said: “We congratulate Borders College on achieving their certification.

"Organisations which put the employee experience at the heart of their business gain their employees’ trust and, in turn, are truly able to build a great workplace culture that delivers outstanding results.”