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Croydon firms get behind Good Employer Initiative

More and more local businesses are signing up to Croydon Council’s Good Employer Charter in the drive to promote Croydon as a good place to work and ensure the success and long-term growth of the area’s economy.

More and more local businesses are signing up to Croydon Council’s Good Employer Charter in the drive to promote Croydon as a good place to work and ensure the success and long-term growth of the area’s economy.

Since the initiative was first launched at the end of 2016, 35 organisations – including Croydon BID - have pledged their support for the initiative and a further nine have received accredited status.

The Charter aims to build a strong local n etwork of responsible employers and sets out ways in which businesses can either achieve or be recognised for their ‘Good Employer’ status.  Key criteria include:

  • Paying the Living Wage – which experience shows, helps to reduce staff absenteeism and turnover, improve work quality and build stronger corporate reputations
  • Employing local - through the provision of job opportunities and training and working  
  • Buying local – and promoting and supporting local business trading opportunities
  • Including all  – and supporting employee well-being, promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the work place

The first meeting of the network attracted many new faces interested in becoming part of the initiative and opportunities to build a learning offer for members of the network were explored.  

Commenting on the initiative, David Aldrich, Human Resources Director at Dotmailer said:

“Attracting, hiring, developing and retaining top performing talent is a focus for Dotmailer in supporting our growth plans, both in Croydon and further afield.

"Gaining the accreditation for the Good Employer Charter is an excellent way to demonstrate to our current employees and those considering joining the ‘dotfamily’ that we are committed to supporting our people.

“As a company with a long connection and history with Croydon, we are delighted to make the most of the local supply chain wherever possible, which is another key pillar of the Charter. We would encourage all local businesses to commit to the Croydon Good Employer Charter.”

Businesses that meet the Charter criteria can apply for free membership and accreditation by submitting an online form.

To apply or find out more visit:  http://www.goodemployercroydon.com

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