Southampton, 31 May 2012: PEER 1 Hosting, the global online web hosting provider, has been named one of the top 25 'Best Workplaces, small business category' by the Great Place to Work® Institute. A rigorous employee and management assessment of the company saw it ranked 16th on the UK small business list. Every year the Institute surveys some 5,500 organisations across the world, representing around 10 million employees, with only the best receiving a ranking.
PEER 1, known for its innovative recruitment methods and commitment to outstanding customer service has established itself as a leading employer on the South Coast. Growth of the company in the last 12 months has seen it open a £10 million custom-built datacentre in Portsmouth.
"Our staff focus on providing the service excellence which our customers expect, so we work hard to create a passionate and inspiring work environment for our staff, it's a two way process," said Dominic Monkhouse, EMEA MD at PEER 1 Hosting. "Winning this ranking doesn't mean our task is over, we'll continue to enhance the PEER 1 workplace, to become the best place to work in the industry."
The Best Workplaces Programme is the largest of its kind and surveys both employees and management to get a holistic view of the organisation's HR policies and practices and how these are perceived by employees. The programme focuses on employee's trust of their management, pride in their work and their level of enjoyment working with colleagues through a culture audit. Employees working for organisations named by Great Place to Work® are 87% less likely to leave the organisation, according to the Macleod Government Review.
Tom O'Byrne, Chief Executive, Great Place to Work® said: "This has been a particularly good year for the Best Workplaces list. Not only has the number of successful organisations increased from 70 to 75 but the standard of entry has been particularly high so getting a place on the list is a significant achievement for our winners."
The Great Place to Work Institute UK specialises in workplace assessment and enhancement. The company assess what makes an organisation's employees tick and how leaders can improve their business performance by understanding and improving their workplace culture. Confidential surveys and questionnaires are completed by employees and managers to enable the most accurate result.
A copy of the full UK list can be found here http://www.greatplacetowork.co.uk/best-workplaces/best-workplaces-in-the-uk-small-category
About PEER 1 Hosting
PEER 1 Hosting is one of the world's leading web hosting providers. The company is built on two obsessions: Ping & People. Ping, represents its commitment to best-in-breed technology, founded on a high performance 10Gbps FastFiber Network™ connected by 18 state-of-the-art datacentres, 22 points-of-presence and 10 colocation facilities throughout North America and Europe. People, represents its commitment to delivering outstanding customer service to over 12,000 customers worldwide, backed by a 100 percent uptime guarantee and 24x7x365 FirstCall Support™. PEER 1 Hosting's portfolio includes Managed Hosting, Colocation and Dedicated Servers under the ServerBeach brand, and Cloud Services through Zunicore. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with European operations headquartered in Southampton, UK. PEER 1 Hosting shares are traded on the TSX under the symbol PIX. For more information visit: www.peer1hosting.co.uk.
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