British Swim School Named a 2022 Franchising@WORK Award Finalist by Franchise Business Review
July 1, 2022
Independent Survey Recognizes British Swim School for Outstanding Company Culture and Employee Engagement in the Franchise Sector
British Swim School has just won Silver in the Small Class (Under 25 Employees) category for the 2022 Franchising@WORK Awards by Franchise Business Review. The awards recognize franchise companies with the highest employee satisfaction based on an independent survey of corporate franchise staff.
British Swim School has been dedicated to teaching water survival skills for more than 40 years by offering a three-part curriculum teaching infants, children, and adults of all ages the skills needed for water acclimation, water survival, and stroke development. Its mission — ensure that every person, regardless of age or ability, has the opportunity to become a safe and happy swimmer.
Franchise Business Review (FBR), a market research firm that specializes in benchmarking satisfaction within the franchising sector, conducts surveys of corporate franchise employees, franchise supplier employees, and franchise owners’ employees across North America each year to determine their levels of engagement.
FBR recently conducted the industry-wide Franchising@WORK Employee Engagement & Compensation Benchmarking Study to provide aggregate data to help franchise companies understand how their culture and engagement compare to others. All corporate franchise employees were invited to take part.
Participants were asked 24 core benchmark questions related to job satisfaction, engagement, skills and experience, management, brand leadership, and culture.
Franchise companies that participated in Franchise Business Review’s employee engagement research were eligible for the Franchising@WORK Awards. FBR analyzed data from nearly 5,500 franchise professionals to identify the finalists based on responses from their employees in eight key areas.
“If there’s been one positive to emerge from the pandemic, it’s that the importance of employee engagement is now at the forefront for many more organizations,” said Michelle Rowan, president & COO of Franchise Business Review. “The labor shortage that resulted from the pandemic has impacted the franchising sector significantly, but the franchise companies that prioritize well-being and a positive culture continue to attract great hires, retain their best employees and grow their brand. We are proud to recognize the companies that are setting themselves apart as an employer of choice in the franchise sector through their commitment to employee engagement, asking for feedback, and involving their teams in building a positive culture.”
“We’re very pleased to have ranked silver in the small class- under 25 employees’ category,” said Ashley Gundlach, President of British Swim School. "British Swim School has built a strong reputation in the industry as one of the best franchise companies to work for, we invest the time and resources in choosing the right people and creating a workplace culture our employees value. This award is great proof our success begins and ends with our people.”
You can learn more about the Franchising@WORK Study and Awards at GoFBR.com/franchising-at-work.