A Motherwell opticians has received a high profile industry award in recognition of its outstanding people management standards.

The Specsavers store in Brandon Parade received the Platinum Employer accolade to honour the fantastic employee experience it provides.

As an externally validated accreditation scheme, Specsavers’ Platinum Employer aims to raise the bar of people management standards by focusing on five key areas - talent management; recruitment and induction; performance management and reward; learning and development; and employee communications and engagement.

Helping staff reach their potential

Stores are reviewed periodically across these areas – and the Motherwell team recently picked up the glittering honour.

Motherwell store director Ian Moss says: ‘We’re very proud that the team has met the criteria required to become a Platinum Employer.

‘People are at the centre of the business and supporting every member of staff to reach their full career potential is a big part of our ethos.

‘Thank you to everyone who has helped us achieve Platinum Employer accreditation.’

Commitment to staff

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

‘The award reinforces our commitment to our staff and helps ensure that Specsavers continues to be known as a great place to work.

‘Congratulations to Ian and the team at the store. The award is very well deserved.’

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