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17 August 2022

Ciphr is a ‘Most Loved Workplace’


Emma-Louise Jones

Emma-Louise Jones

Emma-Louise Jones is digital PR manager at Ciphr. She is a member of the PRCA and has worked in PR, communications and marketing for over 15 years.


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HR software company Ciphr, which employs 220 staff across the UK, has been certified as a Most Loved Workplace® (MLW), backed by Best Practice Institute (BPI) research and analysis.

Ciphr’s Most Loved Workplace® certification was awarded based on feedback from their current employees, with staff surveyed on their happiness and satisfaction at work, including the level of respect, collaboration, support, and sense of belonging they feel inside the company and how positive they feel about their future there. The results were then assessed against BPI’s Love of Workplace Index, which measures the degree of love employees have for their company.

Claire Williams, chief people officer at Ciphr, says: “We are delighted to become certified as a Most Loved Workplace® and be recognised as a workplace that is loved by its employees. Our people are at the heart of what we do, and we are committed to making sure that they are happy and providing them with the best employee experience and work-life balance that we can.

“Ciphr has a strong and inclusive company culture, based on trust, authenticity, accountability, and the drive to succeed. That’s why our focus for 2022 and beyond is on continuing to invest heavily in our employees’ development – to ensure they feel valued and rewarded and see true progression in their careers with us. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package that supports their health, family, and finances, such as private medical and dental insurance, family National Trust Membership, enhanced family friendly leave and family forming benefits, and general time off schemes.”

Around 250 employers have earned Most Loved Workplace® certification to date, including Chipotle, Ciphr, Foxtons, Informa, Kellogg’s, Kraft Heinz, ManyPets, Metro Bank, Selfridges, Spotify, Twitter, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and Zoopla.

Louis Carter, founder of Most Loved Workplace® and CEO of Best Practice Institute, said: “I started Most Loved Workplaces® out of inspiration from my community of people who consciously place love for their employees at the centre of their business model.”

Carter’s book, In Great Company: how to spark peak performance by creating an emotionally connected workplace, identifies the specific areas needed to become a highly respected, reputable organisation where people love to work with each other – a Most Loved Workplace®.

In its original research that created the MLW criteria (backed by BPI), Most Loved Workplaces® surveyed more than 175 companies and more than 3,000 executives across Europe, the United States, Middle East/Northern Africa, and Southeast Asia. They found that productivity rises as employee sentiment increases, with 94% of responders saying they did three to four times more work for a company they loved and 95% saying they stayed at companies they loved three to four times longer.

Most Loved Workplaces® certify companies where employees are the happiest and most satisfied at work. This is the first time that Ciphr has participated in Most Loved Workplaces® and achieved certification.

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Ciphr is a specialist provider of cloud-based HR, payroll, recruitment and learning software. More than 650 organisations use the group’s people management solutions – Ciphr, Digits LMS and Payroll Business Solutions – globally across the public, private and non-profit sectors.

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Ciphr is a privately held company backed by ECI Partners. Over 200 employees work across the group, which is headquartered in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, and includes Ciphr, Digits LMS and Payroll Business Solutions (PBS).

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