Specsavers Barkingside are celebrating the news that they have been awarded Platinum Employer status.

That means that the store, in Barkingside High Street, has met independently verified high standards in relation to people management.

Externally validated

The award is externally validated by HR specialists Korn Ferry Hay Group.

It looks at areas like recruitment and selection, talent management and reward, performance management, and employee engagement.

A word from the store director

Christina Tomlinson, store director in Barkingside, said: ‘We always believed we were a great employer, because we have a happy team who have largely been with us for years.

‘But to receive this award is nice as it shows we are not the only ones who think we are good at what we do.’

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