People are at the heart of our business. Our purpose is to change lives for people through creating opportunity to reach potential. That starts with our own people. We listen to what our people tell us and use that feedback to drive improvement. In our bi-annual ‘Have Your Say’ employee survey in September 2017, 81% of our people completed the survey worldwide (up from 77% in 2015) with a positive engagement score of 83% (up from 81% in 2015). Using the feedback from the survey, we are developing action plans to improve our business and make PageGroup an even better place to work.
We have a clear and transparent career path with international opportunities, supported by our industry-renowned training and development.
To help our people continuously develop and improve their skills and abilities, we rolled out our innovative online learning system Boost! across all regions in 2017. Boost! provides online learning modules, the ability to request and track training, and self-help materials.
We continue to introduce initiatives supporting more flexible ways of working and flexible benefits to suit our people's lifestyles.
Our diverse, global team continues to bring different perspectives and insight to our business, generating creativity, problem-solving capability and sustainability that would not otherwise be possible.
We want our people to reflect the communities in which we work, and to create an inclusive culture of trust and support where people can achieve their potential and feel comfortable being themselves.
OpenPage (our commitment to inclusivity and diversity) includes a broad range of support materials, activities, networks and memberships. We are continuing to globalise their impact by extending support throughout all regions and through worldwide communication campaigns, for example supporting International Women’s Day, Pride Month and World
Mental Health Day.
Our commitment to changing people’s lives extends to the communities in which we live and work. Giving back to others is in our DNA and we actively encourage our people to get involved in a variety of ways. For example:
- Three Peaks Challenge in the UK
- Light the Night walk in Boston
- Red Cross blood donation in Belgium
We continue to promote our payroll-based donation scheme with fund-matching. We encourage our people to take a volunteer day annually, using their time to support good causes – often coming together in teams to help make a real difference.
As a service based organisation, our environmental impacts are small compared with many other businesses. However, we are committed to managing and minimising the impacts resulting from
our day to day business.
We have processes in place to monitor and report on our greenhouse gas emissions.
All our offices are rented or serviced and we continue to seek premises which are energy efficient and where the landlords are able to provide us with data to support that aim.
Our Candidates, Clients, Suppliers and Shareholders
PageGroup is a leading global recruiter, with strong brands and a reputation for integrity. We continue to reinforce that position by building trust and loyalty with all our stakeholders.
The way we do business is as important as what we do. We encourage a culture which puts our customers first and empowers our people to make the right decisions. We continuously look for ways to improve and involve our people in that process.
We expect the same high standards from our suppliers and our supplier code of conduct is now an integral part of all our procurement activities.
We constantly review our communication and engagement with our shareholders, and will continue to hold our successful investor relations events which give the opportunity to meet our Directors and regional leadership teams.