We have been officially recognised as a ‘Great Place to Work’ in the latest wellbeing index published by employee experience platform, Great Place to Work.
We were thrilled to be given a score of 74% across the six wellbeing categories and excelled in a number of categories with the establishment of a sustained wellbeing programme in recent years being crucial to our score.
Investments made to support our colleagues have included the introduction of a dedicated Wellbeing Centre in our Milton Keynes office, the training of Mental Health First Aiders to help staff struggling with mental health issues and further support for workers through an Employee Assistance Programme.
The index, which has been created annually for the past 30 years, highlights the companies that are leading the way when it comes to critical workplace wellbeing indicators such as the work environment, financial security, fulfilment at work, mental and physical health, interpersonal relationships, and work life balance.
Our CEO, Mike Todd says: “We are delighted to have been recognised in this important area and are very proud of the Great Place to Work award. It is even better that employee feedback is a vital part of our success in this. I am pleased to see that the collective efforts we have made to ensure that VWFS is a stimulating, rewarding and supportive place to work have paid off.
“However, there is much that we can continue to do and we will not rest on our laurels. The pandemic has highlighted the need to work with and support staff during challenging times. We have to make sure that physical and mental health issues have a forum to be discussed and while we have the practical steps in place to assist those who reach out for help we will continue to look for new ways to improve.
“Investment in the wellbeing of staff will continue and we are committed to looking at how we can further improve our mental and physical health support.
“Our employee’s health and wellbeing is at the forefront of our thinking whether that is someone who has just joined at entry level, or who has been here for decades. 2021 will bring greater focus for now and beyond. We want our workplace to be a trusted environment where individuals feel healthy, inspired and can thrive for many years to come and we feel that ourselves, and the rest of the UK, is at the start of a journey towards better places to work.”