Beyondly places 36th out of 14,653 employers in The Escape 100!
Escape the City is a well-known annual campaign that spotlights the organisations that people can ‘escape’ to from their traditional corporate jobs. Beyondly, out of 14,653 nominated companies worldwide, placed an amazing 36th in the top 100.
Beating over 14,000 other company nominations, Beyondly has come out on top thanks to our inspiring mission, positive impact and flexible working environment - ranking alongside social enterprise giants like Too Good To Go, Origin Coffee, Rude Health, FLOWN, City to Sea, HereWeFlo and Finisterre.
The Escape 100 campaign was started by Escape the City. While on their mission to help 1,000,000 quit their corporate jobs and find work that matters to them and the world, they began to wonder: what actually makes an organisation different, forward-thinking, and impactful? They came up with a scoring system of 6 criteria (Impact, People, Mission, Planet, Innovation and B-Corp) to rank companies, including anonymous employee reviews - and ‘The Escape 100’ was born.
This campaign comes at a key moment in working history. Since the pandemic started, employees all over the world have been given time to think about what really matters to them, and are increasingly prioritising finding new meaningful, flexible and forward-thinking work environments (as reported by The Times). In Escape the City’s recent survey of 1500 job-seekers, 89% want a career with a clear sense of purpose (up from 71% in 2015), with 73% saying that their reflection time during the pandemic has made them re-evaluate their path. Furthermore, for 74% of professionals a flexible working location is the primary barometer they use when choosing a new role.
Dom Jackman, Founder of Escape the City, explained further: “The job market is still dealing with the impact of the pandemic, and jobseekers will have to work harder than ever to find opportunities that align with their values. This list has been designed to rank organisations on the metrics that really matter. What are they doing to save our planet? How do they look after their people? What problems are they solving? These are all things that jobseekers want to know in 2023, and we hope this list helps talented people discover interesting opportunities and organisations that they might not have found otherwise.”
Louise Bailey, Talent and Culture Manager commented on what the campaign means to the company: “I’m absolutely thrilled that we have placed in the Escape the City – Top 100 organisations to escape to in 2023 alongside some transformative and inspiring companies! It's a huge achievement for us to be recognised and we will continue our commitment to be a business for good and uphold our BCorp status, whilst finding a better way to support our people and reduce our environmental impact.”
Emma Lund, Environment Customer Support, who works at Beyondly, commented: “I've worked in a number of different industry sectors, and this is honestly the best job I've had in my 30-year career. The perks are great and surpass what you would expect from a small company. The people are brilliant, and the work setting is amazing. Suggestions for improvements are actioned and not just talked about and the flexibility is invaluable in creating a great work/life balance.”