About ASDA

Asda is one of Britain’s leading retailers. It was founded in 1949 under the name of Associated Dairies and Farm Group but shortened this to Asda in 1965. It is a retailer focused on selling food, clothing, electronics, toys, home furnishings, and general merchandise. Asda also offers a range of additional services such as ‘Asda Money’ financial services. With more than 566 stores in the UK, over 18m people shop at Asda stores every week and 98% of UK homes are served by www.ASDA.com.

Facts & Figures

Industry Consumer Good and Services, Retail
Number of employees 167993

The Research

Certification is only awarded to the best employers around the world: companies that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute’s research assesses all critical areas of the Human Resources environment, certifying organisations that can demonstrate they are continuously optimising employee conditions and leading the way in the development of their people.

The employee offerings of ASDA

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Communication Channels

  • Works councils
  • Employee surveys

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Internship programmes
  • International exchange programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Coaching programmes
  • Mentor programmes
  • Peer support programmes
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • On-the-job training
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • Online training programmes (always available)
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • (Peer) coaching
  • Mentor groups
  • Mobile Learning
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Simulations and learning games
  • Communities of Practice
  • Collaborative Learning Experiences (e.g. Action learning group/Team-based learning)

Compensation and benefits

  • Salaries
  • Variable compensation
  • Pension
  • Long-term incentives
  • Secondary benefits
  • Employee discounts on company services/products
  • Shift premiums
  • Meal subsidies/canteen services
  • Subsidy Medical Insurance

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Job sharing
  • Part-time working
  • Sabbatical/career break
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)/Time-for-time
  • Telecommuting/working from home
  • Crèche/childcare facilities (above legal requirements)
  • Special leave for parents (above legal requirements)

Networking Activities

  • Sports events (e.g. sports day)
  • Flexible workspace at the office
  • Online chat/instant messaging
  • Personal online profile/social media
  • Seasonal social events
  • Special informal sessions with Executive Management

Onboarding Activities

  • Pre-Employment package (after contract is signed)
  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hard copy or online)
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Check-in meetings at specific intervals
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A buddy is assigned to the new employee
  • A mentor is assigned to the new employee
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • (Social) Networking events for new employees
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions

Career and succession management

  • Training programme
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Special assignment
  • Secondment
  • Job enrichment
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)

Secondary benefits

  • Mobile Telephone
  • Car/travel allowance
  • Bicycle scheme
  • Company car
  • On-site parking

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Stress management
  • Ergonomic support
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Personal support line
  • Employee debt support
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
  • Preventative Occupational Health programme
  • Confidential adviser
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • Occupational Health professional
  • On-site sports facilities
  • Fitness centre membership subsidy/reimbursement
  • Health screening programme
  • Smoking cessation programme
  • Wellness programmes
  • On-site flu vaccinations
  • Religious and/or spiritual facilities (e.g. prayer room)
  • Nutritional information programmes