SmartSearch retains ‘Great Place to Work’ certification

SmartSearch has successfully retained its full ‘Great Place to Work' accreditation, certifying the firm as one of the country’s top employers and workplaces.

The provider of digital compliance and anti-money laundering (AML) technology conducted an employee survey, which revealed that 80% of employees stated that SmartSearch is a “great place to work”.

SmartSearch has said that this is not only considerably higher than the typical UK-based company, with 54% of employees state that their company is a "great place to work", but it is in line with scores from companies including Vodafone, Deloitte and Admiral Group.

It is also much higher than the number of firms across financial services and the technology sector.

Chief operating officer at SmartSearch, Collette Allen, said: "At SmartSearch, we are firm believers that our people are our greatest asset. We also believe that to truly be a successful business, you must first be a great place to work – one that employees feel safe and proud to work for and where there is ample opportunity to develop and progress. Following recognition within our industry earlier this year, we are incredibly proud to retain our full certification from Great Place To Work.

"As the business continues to scale and firms across all regulated markets continue to utilise our digital compliance platform, it’s absolutely critical that we continue to find and nurture great talent. Just as important is providing the necessary training, mentoring and support to reach their full potential. A fantastic byproduct of this is we can deliver the best client relationships and strongest possible platform to help our clients meet their regulatory requirements and combat financial crime."

In the Trust Index score, which measures the positive results from employees, the survey revealed that many key focus areas included respect, engagement, leadership behaviour, competence and credibility.

The full accreditation follows further recognition earlier this year, with the Ilkley-based firm approaching 200 members of staff, with more than 6,500 client firms and 60,000 users utilising its digital compliance platform across the UK and international markets.

Managing director at Great Place to Work UK, Benedict Gautrey, added: "We congratulate SmartSearch on achieving their certification. Organisations which put the employee experience at the heart of their business gain their employees’ trust and, in turn, are truly able to build a great workplace culture that delivers outstanding business results.”

"SmartSearch’s next generation platform is trusted by one in three of the UK’s top 200 law firms, one in two of the top 100 accountancy firms, and more than 1,000 property companies and a host of the world’s leading financial services firms. The platform combines essential tools such as electronic verification, real-time monitoring and robust sanction screening, enabling regulated firms to complete detailed customer checks in seconds and comply with strict AML regulations."

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