WE ARE SEEN AS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

We aspire for everyone to have a great experience at work and feel proud to work for NWL every day.

Our most recent survey told us that 71% of our people believe that NWG is a great place to work, 77% would recommend working here to others and 84% enjoy their job. Our aim at NWG is not to just focus on those elements of diversity that are protected by law. But to support all of our people to be the best that they can be in an environment that values and capitalises on everyone’s contribution.

Through discussion and regular feedback, each directorate has a local engagement action plan to ensure that we can continue to make NWG a great place to work for all of our people.

We held 62 roadshow sessions over three months for 2,750 colleagues. Heidi Mottram, CEO attended every session which equates to around 100 hours engaging with colleagues. The result was that 96% of our colleagues enjoyed their roadshow experience and 79% of them said they are now ‘more informed’ or ‘fully informed’ about the part they play in our journey to national leader.

Over the past few months, we have refreshed our employee engagement model and introduced our Great Place to Work Programme focussed on four areas: My Voice, My Manager, Our Values and Our Shared Story, in order to refocus how we make NWG better for everyone.

As a company, we recognise the value and importance of diversity and inclusion in our workforce and are actively working to improve.

Our aim is not to just focus on those elements of diversity that are protected by law. But to support all of our people to be the best that they can be in an environment that values and capitalises on everyone’s contribution.

One of the ways that we work to lead in this area and continue to improve is through our partnerships with other organisations working to promote and encourage greater diversity and inclusion. For example, to help support this in our business and across the region, in September 2016 we hosted and have supported the launch of a brand new regional group aimed at improving gender balance and promoting diversity in science and engineering in the North East.

The WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) campaign’s new North East Hub held its first meeting at our head office in Durham. People from across the North East’s science and engineering sector, as well as others responsible for promoting diversity within businesses in the industry, attended the event.

The creation of the new group gives a forum to engage with other forward-thinking organisations, to share best practice, so that we can help others across the region to embrace diversity and inclusion.

Suzy Firkin, Membership Director at WISE, said:

“MANY THANKS TO NWG FOR HOSTING THE NORTH EAST HUB EVENT. IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO SEE THE ENERGY AND ENTHUSIASM OF OUR MEMBERS WHEN THEY COME TOGETHER TO SHARE EXPERIENCES AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER IN ENSURING MORE WOMEN THAN EVER BEFORE ARE AN ACTIVE PART OF THE STEM WORKFORCE.”

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