Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd has been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute, for a sixth consecutive year, in recognition of its exceptional employee offerings. As a globally recognised certification process, being named as a Top Employer underlines Konica Minolta’s commitment to offer the best employee experience and attract and retain industry-leading talent.
Gemma Lee, Chief People Officer at Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd commented, “The professional talent market is fiercely competitive, and we strive to be the Employer of Choice. As well as demonstrating our commitment to this, the Top Employers accreditation also gives us an excellent opportunity to reflect on what we’re doing and to compare it to best practice across various sectors, making improvements and changes to ensure we remain market leading in our people practices and overall experience for all of our employees, both current and for the future.”
Konica Minolta’s commitment to its employee experience includes a range of initiatives focused on the evolving workspace and changing needs and expectations of employees. For example, a choice-based working approach gives full flexibility to employees to work when, where, and how they want to (balancing the needs of our business and our customers) and has proven to be critical in maintaining a work/life balance. This is further supported by the intelligent use of digital communications (chiefly Microsoft Teams) to ensure working flexibility and continual connection from any location, with several thriving channels for all employees to access a variety of topics (e.g., Diversity and Inclusion, Virtual Book Clubs, Wellbeing etc.)
Konica Minolta also supports initiatives that create a fully inclusive workplace for all. These include Employee Representative Groups (ERGs) – Vibrant (for the LGBTQ+ community), Breathe (the wellbeing network), and Balance (for gender equality). Each ERG is designed to educate, raise awareness, and drive true change and development in the organisation, looking closely at existing processes and programmes, and making inclusive changes at every stage.
Employee wellbeing is of paramount importance and along with the Breathe ERG, that leads initiatives aimed at improving employee wellbeing, Konica Minolta also offers WeCare, an external platform designed to help employees look after their own wellbeing. This includes mental and physical health support, quitting smoking, healthy eating, and access to healthcare providers.
Konica Minolta has many ways of collating a holistic view of how employees feel about working for the company, and their overall view on what is working and what isn’t. For example, the Global Engagement Survey is used to gain a current and reliable snapshot of employee opinions and feedback on their experiences. The most recent survey (November 2022) was completed by an impressive 81% of global employees and showed an increased employee engagement score from the previous survey in July 2021.
Gemma Lee added, “Konica Minolta puts people at the heart of our operations and everything we do. We know it is vital to listen attentively and to act where necessary. We work hard to ensure our processes and approach to the employee experience match the requirements of the rapidly evolving workplace and individual needs of our people. Meeting the important and stringent criteria of the Employer of Choice certification is a crucial part of our ongoing efforts. Whilst we know we aren’t perfect, and there is always more we can do, we are extremely proud of achieving Top Employer status again for 2023, and excited for the many initiatives and changes we’ll make over the next 12 months to address the ever-changing needs of our employees.”
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd
Konica Minolta is a market-leading Hardware Manufacturer, Smart Data and Digital IT Services company that builds and transforms digital business operations, workplaces, and IT infrastructures to meet the changing needs of customers of all sizes, across departments and industry sectors – both private and public sectors.
A broad portfolio of hardware and solutions and services include IT Infrastructures, Managed IT Services & Support, Process Digitisation and Automation, Digital Print, and Intelligent Video Solutions, as well Outsourced helpdesks and service desks for both front & back-office tasks.
Konica Minolta combines world-class technology partnerships with end-to-end expert operations and processes – from design to support, to transition 10,000 UK customers and partners to the future of work and our vision of an “Intelligent Connected Workplace”.
The company has won awards for its social contribution and is committed to workplace wellbeing, achieving its Sustainable Development Goals throughout the business and wider supply chain. Konica Minolta is listed among the ‘2022 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’ and has received the highest level in EcoVadis Sustainability Ratings.
Part of the global Konica Minolta Group, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd is headquartered in Basildon, Essex with 10 regional offices across the UK, employing over 750 people.