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Sisk is officially the Best Place to Work in Construction 2009
Contract Journal awards Sisk with the prestigious award in the 101 – 500 employee category
John Sisk & Son Ltd (Sisk), one of the largest construction groups in the UK and Ireland, has been awarded the Contract Journal Best Place to Work in Construction 2009 – for the category Building Contractor with 101 - 500 employees.
The award is widely considered as one of the most prestigious to win in the construction industry and Sisk overcame some strong competition in the hotly contested category to win. The award comes in a year that also sees Sisk celebrate its 150th anniversary.
Companies were assessed on a wide range of criteria and questions were asked of employers on staff turnover, the percentage of employees who have been with the company for more than ten years; the percentage of new recruits who are graduates or apprentices; and the average training investment per employee.
Employees were also invited to answer questions including the length of service, the benefits offered by the company and the values and opinions associated with working for the organisation.
The award, now in its 5th year, was announced at Contract Journal’s annual event in Lord’s Cricket Ground on 17th June 2009.
Paul Wilson, Managing Director, Sisk commented:
“This award is really wonderful news for Sisk. We are a traditional and family run firm, and have been for the past 150 years. It is our people that make us a success and such a great place to work. We encourage them to stay for the long term, but the quality of the people around them means they tend to want to stay anyway.”
“I am really proud to lead a company where the people I work alongside consider it a great place to be. It goes to show that the values that we stand by are just as relevant now as when we started.”
Aaron Morby, Editor, Contract Journal added:
“Sisk is a well regarded company, which has been successful in the UK. It clearly sees its people as its chief asset and has a well motivated workforce that enjoys working at the company.”