Since signing each of our properties up to the scheme in
September 2008, we have been working hard to bring our human resources practices up to the standard required.

Following our assessment on 12th January, we are pleased to announce that we now successfully meet the criteria and are a recognised ‘Excellence through People’ employer.

Why did we sign up?

The aim of the initiative is to help employers adopt a best-practice approach to the recruitment, development and retention of a well-motivated and productive workforce. This is something that we are completely committed to and many of the HR practices and procedures that we have put in place recently, have been with the express purpose of improving the employment experience for each one of our 372 employees.

What practices have we put in place?

A diversity and equality policy.
Initial job enquiries acknowledged.
Contract of employment issued which meets good practice standard.
Written health and safety policy communicated to all staff.
Periodic risk assessments conducted and recorded.
Fire risk assessment carried out and fire safety instructions are communicated to staff.
There is proper induction training.
Job training needs are identified and met.
All staff are encouraged to update and extend their skills.
Procedures in place for dealing with harassment, discrimination and bullying in the workplace.
There are regular opportunities to review performance in the job.
Rates of pay are competitive and comply with the national minimum wage.
We are involved in supporting the teaching process in local schools and colleges.
Can offer a placement for young people to undertake in-house training eg, foundation degree.
All staff are given opportunities to secure a nationally recognised vocational qualification….to name but a few.

For more information on the ‘excellence through people’ scheme, please click here to visit their website.

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Sue Bunting

Thu 26 Jun 2008, Sue Bunting