Absoft achieves workplace excellence status

Scottish specialist SAP consultancy Absoft has been recognised by Best Companies for its excellence in the workplace.

Absoft has received accreditation from the organisation, which recognises great working environments and provision of employee care based on the results of staff surveys and organisational questionnaires.

The company has achieved One Star status in the 2013 Best Companies Index (BCI) based on employees' responses in eight key areas.

Staff ranked Absoft on its leadership and management style, career progression and training opportunities, employee wellbeing and engagement, teamwork, corporate social responsibility and benefits.

Ian Mechie, co-founder and managing director of Absoft, said: “I am proud that our employees highly value the organisational culture and practices which we have worked hard to foster and develop.

“This status is a testament to what we have always set out to achieve in forming a friendly, open and rewarding environment in which to nurture our employees and their careers.

“Our staff are integral to the business’s success and with such a dedicated workforce and its expertise we have witnessed the company grow significantly over the past few years, expanding into new sectors both here in the UK and internationally as well as servicing our existing customer bases.”

2012 proved to be an exciting year for the Aberdeen-headquartered company, with an expansion into Norway and the completion of its first acquisition, of English firm Hexarus Consulting, to meet growing demand from clients for support in the delivery of improved reporting and business planning and forecasting capabilities.

Absoft is significantly expanding and developing its workforce as part of its growth plan, recently confirming the appointment of its first chairman and the arrival of eight new graduate recruits, and will continue to add to its senior team to support its client base.

Audrey Bowker, Absoft’s HR director adds: “We strive to ensure we engage with our employees, providing them with a more than satisfactory workplace based on ethics, communication and development opportunities. The accreditation gives us a fantastic benchmark to measure ourselves against and it is something which we can use to set targets to improve upon each year.”