Wiggle tops Glassdoor places to work rankings

A collaboration between employee satisfaction portal Glassdoor and retailing publication Retail Week has placed Wiggle as the country’s best place to work, according to verified reviews left by employees past and present.

The online retail giant, which was recently acquired and merged as part of a Signa Sports United SPAC deal, scored 4.7 out of a possible five in the rankings. The e-tailer marginally fended off similarly well-rated brands such as GymShark, Jimmy Choo and Sweaty Betty.

“We’re excited to announce that Wiggle has been voted number one in the Top 20 Retailers to work for on Glassdoor, as voted for by our colleagues,” wrote the brand on LinkedIn.

Commenting on the findings, Glassdoor EMEA director Joe Wiggins outlined that the tables have turned slightly in favour of employees during what is being badged as “The Great Resignation” in response to people voluntarily leaving jobs in larger numbers than usual.

He told the retailing site: We increasingly see job candidates asking at interview stage: ‘What did you do to look after your staff during the pandemic?’ because that is a way they are now judged, alongside what they stand for and their values as a company.”

Wiggle reportedly held monthly “townhalls” with its staff, as well as regularly meeting members of teams with concerns, or ideas on how to progress the business in unprecedented times. Alongside this, Wiggle also tilted its annual employee engagement survey to adapt to Covid and the new working arrangements put into place.

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