The team at Petersfield has been awarded with a prestigious business accreditation for its commitment to employee development. Already renowned in the community for caring for residents' sight and hearing needs, the management team is also delighted to be recognised for investing in its people and their career progression.

Stellar employee standards

Specsavers Head Office has awarded Petersfield with externally-ratified Platinum Employer status that has been developed and assessed by employee engagement specialist, The Hay Group. This accolade is bespoke for optical and audiology retail and lays out high standards that must be met regarding employee well-being and their career development.

What is the assessment process?

The team had to validate and prove set policies and procedures were in place. Employees at all levels were also interviewed to ensure the scheme’s standards were met. These were: performance management, employee reward, learning and development and employee communications and engagement.

Proud to be a Platinum Employer

Store director Jo Cox says: ‘We are thrilled to be recognised for our commitment to staff development here at the Petersfield's store. A knowledgeable, engaged and happy team makes for excellent customer service and a high standard of professionalism. This award will go towards enhancing the sense of pride we all feel to work for Specsavers and serve the community. I am very proud of the team for helping us achieve this fantastic recognition.'

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