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Mitie One of UK’s Top Employers

Mitie One of UK’s Top Employers
25 January 2021
 

For the third year running, Mitie has been named as a Top UK Employer.

The certification from the Top Employer Institute recognises the FM and professional services company’s efforts to support its employees, including the rollout of a diversity and inclusion awareness learning programme.

Mitie has also implemented life assurance and virtual GP services to provide all 77,500 employees with support and peace of mind during the COVID-19 pandemic. They awarded an extra day of holiday to all frontline colleagues as a thank you for their work to keep the UK running at this challenging time: cleaning supermarkets and hospitals. setting-up coronavirus test centres and maintaining manufacturing plants.

The list of Top UK Employers was announced on 25 January 2021. Top Employer accreditation is awarded to businesses that have taken steps to promote a positive working environment and to support employee health and wellbeing. Businesses applying for the Top Employer certification must complete an extensive evaluation process and undergo an independent audit, to ensure they meet the standards set by the Top Employer Institute.

Other companies in the FM sector that have attained this certification are Securitas UK and Bureau Veritas.

 

Inclusion in the Workplace

 

Over the last year, there have been a number of activities to promote inclusion and diversity within Mitie. For example, they launched a 12-month internal campaign to promote conversations on inclusion, “Count Me In”, and is encouraging all colleagues to complete the diversity awareness learning programme the company is offering. 

In addition to this, the company launched the “Big Equality Summit”, an online forum chaired by Mitie’s CEO, Phil Bentley, for all employees to learn about the business’ plans to promote inclusion and diversity, ask questions and raise concerns. All these initiatives have been introduced alongside relevant reading materials and guides on inclusion, which have been shared with Mitie Line Managers and cascaded to colleagues in the frontline.

These initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion were also recognised in December 2020, with Mitie ranking tenth in the list of Top 50 Inclusive UK Employers.

Jasmine Hudson, HR Director, Mitie Group, commented: “We’re very proud to be named as one of the UK’s Top Employers for the third year in a row. From industry-leading benefits to pushing inclusion even higher up our agenda, we’ve introduced initiatives to ensure we’re providing the support our colleagues want and need. 

“We’re committed to continuing to driving our ourselves to do more for our people and to ensure Mitie continues to be a great place to work.”

Picture: a photograph of a Mitie member of staff cleaning in the corridor of a hospital. Two other members of staff and a hospital bed can be seen in the foreground

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 25 January 2021

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