We are delighted to announce we have been shortlisted for ‘Best Learning and Development Strategy’ at the 2017 Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Jersey Branch Awards.
One of the most prestigious events in the calendar for HR and people development professionals in Jersey, the ‘Best Learning and Development Strategy’ award is designed to recognise those that invest effectively in the development of their people across an entire organisation, in particular via coaching and mentoring.
Our submission outlined and emphasised the importance of our learning and development strategy and the investment made to develop our workforce, which is crucial to their ongoing success. We currently employ 650 people across six leading jurisdictions and with over 330 staff in Jersey, we are one of the largest employers on the Island.
Employing a dedicated training and development team comprising of professionally qualified teachers and trainers that have previously taught professional qualifications, our in-house Academy provides a range of tailored learning solutions, including well-being. In addition, our Academy provides support, guidance and mentorship with professional studies.
The highlight of our training agenda was the annual Festival of Training and Performing Arts, which saw employees complete over 1,400 e-learning courses, more than 2,000 e-learning videos and over 2,200 hours of continuous professional development over the course of four weeks. The initiative, which drives engagement and promotes our culture and ethos culminated in a group-wide team building challenge.
Commenting on the award shortlisting, Joanna Hewlett, Head of Human Resources, said:
“Investment in our workforce is crucial to our ongoing success and I’m proud to see our employees grow and flourish through the learning opportunities we’re able to offer as an employer. The Group has maintained an employee retention rate of more than 90% over the last decade and that has a lot to do with providing an environment where our people can develop and achieve their career ambitions.”
The winner will be announced at the CIPD Jersey award ceremony on the 4 November at the Royal Yacht.
Michelle McNaney, Director, Ashley Cotrel, Training and Development Manager and Joanna Hewlett, Head of Human Resources (left to right).