Washington opticians has received a Platinum Employer Award after being recognised for exceptional people management skills.

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

Award winning

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”.’

Over the moon

Robin Stuart, store director at Specsavers Washington, said: ‘We are over the moon that we have achieved Platinum status. It is the great service to our loyal customers, as well as the opportunities and support internally which is the reason behind the award.

‘I am very proud of my team, and I just hope this continues to be a great place to work for all.’

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