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Which companies are the best (and worst) to work for over Christmas

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This Christmas should definitely be one to look forward to.

After a COVID-ravaged festive season last year affecting households around the UK, shoppers are coming back in full force.

This undoubtedly indicates businesses will be looking to expand their workforce and hiring temporary workers as a result.

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That is why if you’re currently unemployed or just searching for other means of making income, there are many companies looking to fill in short-term roles.

However, with many organisations recruiting a seemingly endless amount of job positions, it may be difficult to point out where to send off your application first. Hence, CoursesOnline conducted research into how job seekers can identify which brands are ranked as the best employers- and which ones you might need to avoid.

Using data from Glassdoor reviews, they listed a number of well-known companies in the UK and the feedback received from current and former employees. This included companies which were categorised in the fashion, delivery, and supermarket section, and as well as those in the “General Retail” category.

By calculating what percentage of staff members recommended each brand to others seeking jobs, this highlighted each company’s popularity.

Below are the top 15 highest-reviewed companies currently hiring and are located in shopping centres and high streets across the country.



Companies including The Body Shop and TK Maxx in top 15 best reviewed list on Glassdoor
List of company brands hiring over Christmas, ranked from best to worst

The fashion and high street sectors were ranked high, as The Body Shop proved to be the most popular.

Tesco and Waitrose were the only supermarkets that broke the top 15, yet not a single delivery company had scored well.

According to CoursesOnline, companies such as Amazon, Hermes, and DPDgroup were in the bottom three, as they did not have as many positive reviews, with ratings of 43 per cent, 30 per cent, and 16 per cent respectively. These companies did not respond to requests for comment.

It is crucial that when applying for work, paying attention to what each role offers can highlight any red flags.

Sarah-Jane McQueen, General Manager at CoursesOnline said, “Just because a job might be temporary, that doesn’t detract at all from what a great learning experience it can be.”

“Teamworking, organisational skills, and working to meet deadlines are a few examples of things that you can pick up in a few weeks and are useful no matter what you want to do afterward. Employers will be happy to see that you’ve got the drive and initiative to seek out these learning opportunities and that you’ve got some real-world experience to go with it”.

To view a more thorough list of Christmas employers, head to the CoursesOnline website here for further details.

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