Specsavers in Porthcawl has achieved a prestigious business accreditation for its dedication to ongoing personnel development.

With a commitment to looking after customers with high standards of clinical expertise, Specsavers in Porthcawl has now also proved how well it looks after its staff as it has been named a ‘Platinum Employer’.

Platinum Employer status

The John Street store has been awarded Specsavers’ externally-ratified Platinum Employer status.

Devised and judged by employee engagement specialist, the Hay Group, Platinum Employer is tailor-made for optical and audiology retail businesses and sets high standards to be met across staff wellbeing and career development.

The rigorous assessment process requires evidence that a number of policies and procedures are in place and also includes interviews with staff, from optical assistants to directors.

The Porthcawl store scored highly across the scheme’s five standards, which include performance management and reward, learning and development and employee communications and engagement.

‘Delighted to succeed’

Claire Edwards, store director, said: ‘Our team has worked so hard to achieve the Platinum Employer status and we are delighted to have succeeded across all levels of assessment.

‘It is part of our core values here at Porthcawl to make sure that the store environment is friendly, efficient and professional, while also encouraging our members of staff to develop themselves through qualifications and hands-on experience. This accredited status is a testament to their hard work and dedication to the business and our customers.’

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