ScotRail recognised as a Top Employer 2020

Friday, 31 January 2020

ScotRail has been officially recognised by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer 2020 in the United Kingdom.

Organisations certified as Top Employers dedicate themselves to providing the very best working environment for employees through their progressive ‘people-first’ HR practices.

Independent research from the Top Employers Institute found that ScotRail provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation and has demonstrated its leadership status in the HR environment.

ScotRail is committed to developing a workforce as diverse as the communities it serves.

Throughout 2020, the train operator will run a number of dedicated recruitment programmes to encourage more women and people from ethnic minorities to consider a career in the railway.

Gerry Skelton, ScotRail HR Director, said:

“We’re thrilled to be recognised as a Top Employer 2020 in the United Kingdom.

“As one of the largest companies in Scotland, ScotRail prides itself on supporting equality and diversity in the workforce.

“Over the course of this year, we’re going to do even more to attract more women and ethnic minorities into our driver, engineering and technical roles across Scotland.

“The people we employee will help connect communities, support business, boost tourism, and deliver a railway Scotland can be proud of.”

David Plink, Top Employers Institute Chief Executive Officer, said:

“To become recognised as a Top Employer, an organisation had to prove that the implementation of their people strategies enriches the world of work of their employees.

“ScotRail is a shining example of dedication to people practices as they continuously commit to empowering their employees for a better world of work.”

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About Top Employers Institute Certification Programme

The Top Employers Institute Global Certification Programme has certified and recognised more than 1,500 Top Employers in 118 countries and regions across five continents.

The HR Best Practice Survey encompasses over 100 questions which cover 600 ‘People Development’ practices across 10 topics: Talent Strategy, Workforce Planning, Talent Acquisition, On-boarding, Learning & Development, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Career & Succession Management, Compensation & Benefits and Culture.

About Top Employers Institute

Top Employers Institute is the global authority on recognising excellence in people practices. We help accelerate these practices to enrich the world of work. Through the Top Employers Institute certification programme, participating companies can be validated, certified and recognised as an employer of choice. Established more than 28 years ago, Top Employers Institute has certified more than 1,500 organisations in 118 countries and regions. These certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of six million employees globally.