Lincolnshire Co-op has been named as one of the country’s top employers.
The community retailer has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People platinum (IIP) accreditation, the highest level held by under 200 employers nationally – just two per cent of IIP-accredited organisations.
A rigorous assessment took place in spring this year, including a survey with more than 2,100 staff and interviews with over 100 colleagues.
Among the items it was praised for by the assessors are the online learning portal, colleague benefits including bi-annual profit shares, wellbeing programme and awards scheme.
Other areas praised by the IIP assessors included Lincolnshire Co-op’s stance on inclusion and diversity and the way the Society champions the wellbeing of colleagues and the wider community.
CEO of Investors in People Paul Devoy said: “This is a remarkable effort for any organisation, and places Lincolnshire Co-op in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.”
Lincolnshire Co-op’s Head of People and Performance Heather Lee said: “We know our people are integral to our success and we wouldn’t be able to provide valued services to our communities without their commitment and support – particularly this year, when we have faced the unique challenge of the pandemic.
“The Investors in People standard asks employers to make work better.
“We’re always looking to improve what we offer our team and how we can develop their talents.
“We’re delighted to achieve this accreditation and want to thank all our hard-working colleagues for their efforts.”