A Ripley opticians is celebrating after being awarded with Platinum Employer status.
Specsavers at 22 Oxford Street have scooped up the accolade in recognition of their dedication to their team’s wellbeing and career development.
‘We are absolutely delighted to be awarded with the Platinum Employer accreditation,’ said store director Kuldip Dosanjh. ‘As an employer, it’s really important to not only get the basics right – such as communication, resources and pay – but also to focus on helping our team learn and develop while offering a varied and enriching career.
‘This is a huge accolade for the entire team and says a lot about the sort of culture and staff environment we foster. We’ve got eleven employees and the majority of those are from the local area. We’re constantly looking at ways to innovate as an employer and to give back to the Ripley community through employment opportunities.’
Specsavers director of HR, Mark Moorton, explained: ‘The Platinum Employer scheme is an exciting new addition to our extensive portfolio of training and development programmes, helping our staff to benefit from the opportunity of a full-career journey from entry-level to store owner.’
The store was externally assessed against five benchmarks in different areas of the employee experience, including talent management, recruitment and induction, and performance management and reward.