Specsavers Kirkcaldy is among the first in Scotland to have been recognised for outstanding people management standards and received a Platinum Employer Award.

The overall aim of Platinum Employer is to recognise a business for providing a great overall employee experience and Specsavers in Kirkcaldy is the latest High Street opticians and audiologists to be awarded this prestigious status.

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.

Externally validated accreditation

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”.’

Proud of the service, opportunities and support we offer

Kathryn Thompson, store director at Specsavers Kirkcaldy, said: ‘We are delighted that Kirkcaldy has met the criteria of 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 to all our employees.’

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