- December 10, 2020
- Posted by: Jenna Jack
- Category: News
PeoplePlus recognised for having ‘Very Good’ levels of employee engagement by being awarded a coveted 1 Star accreditation by Best Companies
Responses from our Best Companies engagement survey have seen PeoplePlus certified with a 1 star accreditation rating, in recognition of our commitment to our employees.
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic we took a colleague-centred approach during lockdown, ensuring that colleagues received regular communication that was transparent, and that balanced realism with optimism. This included a weekly email sent to staff, which encouraged both a focus on the future, as well as trust in each other. We also worked with Aviva to offer stress and resilience sessions to all of our colleagues, as well as shared a remote working guide which contained top tips to maintain strong wellbeing.
Additionally, to ensure colleagues stayed engaged, we launched a new engagement and communication strategy that focused on the pillars of ‘Stay Supported, Stay Recognised and Stay Connected’
Group Managing Director, Simon Rouse, commented: “PeoplePlus is an extraordinary organisation and it is an immense honour to be part of the team.“Every day my colleagues make an incredible difference to the lives of hundreds of people – many of whom face challenging circumstances – helping them to turn around their lives, live independently, get jobs and progress in work. In what has been such a uniquely tough year, this accreditation is testament to their dedication and their passion to always be at their very best for the clients, customers and learners we are so privileged to support. We want this to be one of the best places to work in the UK and for our colleagues to look back on their careers and say, ‘THAT was the best job I ever had’. While we still have much to do, this accreditation is great recognition for the progress made towards those ambitions”.
Best Companies has over 20 years’ experience in helping organisations measure and improve employee engagement using a robust methodology, with their accreditation standard certifying excellence in the workplace since 2006.
Jonathan Austin, Founder and CEO of Best Companies, said: “Congratulations to PeoplePlus on this significant achievement. This award recognises that they have put their employees first during these incredibly challenging times and have continued to be well led and well managed throughout this pandemic”