Helen Belkhodja, Optical Chair for Surrey and store director at Staines, Feltham and Egham is thrilled to see all three stores achieve Platinum Employer status.
A great start for 2018
As the award sounds, Platinum Employer means that robust processes are in place to ensure colleagues receive the required training and support to unleash their full potential.
Helen comments: 'We are a people business, serving and caring for the community and this focus relates to those within our business too. The team are intrinsic to the commercial success of all three stores in Staines, Egham and Feltham.
'This is why Specsavers puts the spotlight on our people management skills to ensure we are leading the way in our industry and investing in tomorrow's leaders, today.'
To achieve Platinum Employer status, Helen had to demonstrate her stores adhered to excellent standards across 5 key areas of people management: Talent Management, Recruitment and Induction, Performance Management and Reward, Learning and Development and Employee Communications and Engagement.
Third party approval
The scheme has been developed by an independent third party to ensure credibility with external audiences. This seal of approval outside of Specsavers also guarantees that all processes are validated throughout the ongoing accreditation process, with the necessary refinements being made to benefit employees.
What this means for customers
Helen added: 'Well trained, motivated staff members will benefit the communities that we serve. Our ultimate aim is to make each and every staff member be at their best, every day. 'This means customers get a greater level of care and we hope everyone who visits our stores in Staines, Feltham and Egham leaves with an expectation met and hopefully, exceeded.