A Chester-Le Street opticians has been recognised for outstanding people management standards and received a Platinum Employer Award.

The aim of Platinum Employer is to recognise a business for providing a great overall employee experience and Specsavers in Chester-Le-Street is proud to be awarded this prestigious status.

Top five key elements

The scheme focuses on five key areas which are talent management, recruitment and induction, performance management and reward, learning and development and lastly employee communications and engagement.

John Perkins, Specsavers joint group CEO, said: ‘The Platinum Employer initiative is one that Specsavers fully supports and we hope that over time all Specsavers stores will be awarded this status.

‘Platinum Employer is an externally validated accreditation scheme which aims to raise the bar of people management standards and help ensure Specsavers is “famous as a great place to work”.’

A word from our store director

Ross McLachlan, store director at Specsavers Chester-Le-Street, said: ‘We are delighted to have met the criteria for the Platinum Employer Award.

‘We are proud of the service, opportunities and support we offer our store team and we aim to continue to provide a great place to work for all our employees.’

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