Three voluntary groups make 'dream job' top ten

Graham Willgoss

The RSPB, St Ann's Hospice and the Sandwell Community Caring Trust rank in the top ten organisations for employees who have found their dream jobs, according to The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2006 survey.

Sandwell ranked second in the list for staff who said they were working in their ideal role, with a score of 69.5 per cent. The charity provides care and support for the disabled and elderly in the Midlands boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall. Greater Manchester hospice St Ann's was fourth on the list with a score of 61.1 per cent, just ahead of the RSPB in fifth place with a score of 59.5 per cent.

Employees were asked to score the extent to which they agreed they were in their dream jobs on a sliding scale ranging between 'strongly disagree' and 'strongly agree'.

An organisation's score is a percentage of the maximum possible score if all its staff had strongly agreed with the statement.

Gore-Tex manufacturer WL Gore & Associates topped the list with a score of 74.9 per cent.

- See People Management, page 18.

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