Responsible Employer of the Year Award 2018 - not just an award category, but part of our ethos!

Posted by Paul Bresnihan

CEO of Growth Partners Plc

Fri 02nd, Nov

Growth Partners plc is a rapidly growing company set up to transform the working environments of UK businesses. Effectively an employee engagement company, Growth Partners’ unique platform of HR services provides a practical solution for employers looking to improve employee wellbeing and enhance workplace performance.

Yesterdays Awards & Dinner was truly a spectacular evening, and we were honoured to sponsor the Responsible Employer of the Year Award. It was a wonderful showcase of strong leadership, and continues to be an aspirational category for any business wanting to make the right moves in their industry.

In the age of social media, increasingly it seems that employees and customers alike look beyond just the product or service purchased, and consider the bigger picture...

What does this company stand for?

Do I feel comfortable standing by it?

Now, more than ever, ethos is under spotlight, paving the way to greater corporate merit whereby businesses can continue to make bold, but also responsible moves in the direction of success. Not only internally, creating vibrant and diverse workspaces, but also communally, environmentally, working towards a company vision that continues to care for customers, suppliers, and the wider community that their business will inevitably impact.

At Growth Partners, a positive difference is not just a last minute consideration or accessory to a higher goal, but integrated within everything that we do. At our core, we strive to build environments that employees look forward to working in. We make our clients’ office spaces/work sites/remote posts, whatever it may be, a healthier and happier place to operate from. We believe that an employee that ticks both boxes of sound health and spirit is far more likely to perform better, and with greater commitment towards their employer’s goals.

How might a company create a better workplace?

You could literally refurb, sprucing up the office or site with a few licks of paint, some swanky desks, a staffroom vending machine - all nice. Or, and what we believe is far more effective, you could refurb the policies ingrained within your company’s day-to-day. Undoubtedly, what underpins any strong workforce is a diverse and proactive company culture that uplifts and makes the full term of each individual’s shift an enjoyably productive one.

The Growth Pro platform that we offer gives our clients tremendous support in responsible employee management. To put it simply, our business is all about making employers’ lives easier and employees' working environments a happier and healthier space.

To do this, we give clients access to a market-leading suite, including:

  • Online GP & Counselling
  • Fitness & Nutritional Support
  • Occupational Health Guidance
  • 6,000+ Retail & Gym Discounts

And for employers, we are the go-to for everything HR, be it a request for general advice or an actual dedicated team to unburden a chunk of duties. The main ones:

  • A secure, GDPR compliant Payroll & ePayslip distribution
  • Top-rate pension schemes & investment management
  • Strategic recruitment support

In a way, a little pitch about what we’re all about, but also it’s our way of offering a unique solution to a key business concern: how can I support my employees, and in turn inspire them to continue to work hard for my business?

For us, Responsible Employers are businesses that seek to understand the needs of their employees, championing the growth of each individual alongside the growth of the company. Whether promoting fairness and equality in the workplace or pushing for positive development in the wider community, Growth Partners applauds the hard work of all finalists and to the winner, Mott MacDonald, from all of the GP team - a huge congratulations!

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