Leading businesses in the sector awarded Top Employer accolade

Leading businesses in the sector awarded Top Employer accolade

Businesses in the merchant sector, including Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland and Travis Perkins have been certified as Top Employers in the United Kingdom.

The accolade, awarded annually by the Top Employers Institute, recognises employers who have implemented policies and practices that have had a positive impact on their employees and the business. This follows a rigorous review of the Group’s HR practices by the Top Employers Institute covering a range of themes; from the work environment for colleagues to recruitment, rewards, training and development, wellbeing, diversity and inclusion.

Mike Chaldecott, Chief Executive, Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland, commented: “We’re thrilled to be recognised as a Top Employer in not only the UK and Ireland, but also globally. This is great recognition of the hard work of many of our colleagues but it’s also recognition of the great culture we have in Saint-Gobain that every single colleague contributes to.”

HR Group Director for Travis Perkins, Emma Rose, comments:  “This recognition is a credit to all of our colleagues who take such pride in our culture and make this a great place to work. It recognises the passion and drive we have for safety and wellbeing, our track record for training and development so that we can retain and attract great talent, and takes into account the exceptional benefits we offer. These include free flu jabs, discount card and smart spending app, and also a financial advice hub and sharesave scheme, which enable everyone to share in our success.

“This strong people focus has underpinned our COVID response and helped us work collectively to resolve the many challenges the pandemic has posed for our 28,000+ colleagues in balancing their home and work lives.”

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