RSM UK retains 2-star status as an ‘outstanding’ employer in latest Best Companies survey

04 August 2023

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM UK has retained its ‘Two Star’ status as an ‘outstanding’ company to work for in the latest Best Companies survey, which measures workplace engagement in the UK. 

RSM achieved the accreditation despite the backdrop of challenges for employers including the rising cost-of-living, soaring inflation and the threat of a recession. Survey response rates among RSM’s employees also jumped from 53.95% in 2022 to a high of 75.19% in 2023 and was comfortably above the average of other big companies (64.18%). 

Rob Donaldson, CEO of RSM UK, said: ‘We’re delighted with this year’s results from our people in the latest Best Companies engagement survey. Achieving an exceptional survey response rate is extremely encouraging, particularly in what continues to be a challenging period for all employers, and demonstrates our commitment to promoting employee voices at RSM. It can be hard to get it right, but our ultimate aim is to ensure our people feel valued, supported and that they have a platform to express their feedback. Having a committed team on board who feel that they’re involved is crucial. This allows us to harness our collective capabilities to provide a premium service to our clients.’

The Two Star accreditation represents organisations that strive for the top, with an outstanding commitment to workplace engagement, and requires a Best Companies Index score of at least 696.5. RSM’s overall score increased by 6.5 points in 2023, while Best Companies reported that 40.7% of organisations surveyed during Q1 to Q2 in 2023 as well as during 2022 have experienced a decline in overall BCI score by an average of 18.5 points.