Specsavers Walton on Thames is celebrating being recognised for outstanding people management standards and has been accredited as a Platinum Employer.
With the recent expansion of the store, following its £80,000 investment in a dedicated audiology centre, which offers the local community a state-of-the-art test room equipped with latest soundproof technology and clinical equipment for audiology and hearing test services available five days a week, it is an accolade to the directors and the team for their dedication and commitment to maintaining such high standards during this period of transition.
External validation of outstanding people management
The externally validated accreditation scheme, which was designed by employee engagement specialist Korn Ferry Hay Group, aims to recognise businesses which provide a great overall employee experience, and Specsavers in Walton on Thames is proud to be awarded this prestigious status. Businesses are assessed in five key people management areas, including recruitment and induction, performance management and reward, and learning and development.
Attracting the best talent in store
Dawn McIntyre, HR director for UK/ROI Specsavers, said: `Platinum Employer accreditation is a key initiative to support our stores to be a great place to work, by ensuring we have a consistent approach to key people activity. This helps our stores to attract, retain and develop our store colleagues and they benefit from the opportunity of a full career journey from entry-level to store owner.’
Exceeding customer service expectation
Specsavers Walton on Thames retail partner, Conor MacCarthy said: `We are thrilled to have met the criteria required to be accredited as a Platinum Employer. The team have invested a lot of time to ensure we provide the best service to our customers. Inherent within this is on-going training and development, with a focus on the quality of service delivery.
As a store, we are proud to be able to support our team and offer them career opportunities, plus provide a great place for them to work.’