Peel L&P is one of the first businesses in the region to sign up to the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter Supporters’ Network – the first of its kind in the UK.
The Charter has been developed in partnership with a number of experts including Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), cross-sector businesses and employers across the region and trade union employees.
It aims to encourage employers to develop good jobs, deliver opportunities for people to progress and help employers in the region to grow and succeed.
As part of its membership, Peel L&P is taking steps to support the Charter’s seven Good Employment Principles which set out good employment practice and effective employee engagement.
Some of these include becoming a living wage employer, which Peel L&P is already progressing towards, supporting more flexible working, health and wellbeing activities and development opportunities for employees.
In 2019 Peel L&P reached no.79 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list, receiving a two-star Best Companies accreditation in its first year of applying – recognising outstanding levels of employee engagement.
This week, Peel L&P also picked up a Trafford Volunteer Award for its efforts to involve its teams in giving back activities like charity fundraisers, tree plantings and supporting skills and education development in schools.
Carrie Westwell, Peel L&P’s Director of People and Culture attended the launch event for the charter on 22 July alongside Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and Sir Richard Leese, GM Deputy Mayor and Leader of Manchester City Council.
Carrie said: “We’re excited to be one of the first businesses in Greater Manchester to sign up to this charter which gives us the opportunity to work with other employers to share best practice and new initiatives to improve engagement, increase productivity and retain and attract the very best talent.
“We’re already delivering on most of the charter’s principles but are keen to develop across all areas to become an even better employer and have just recently launched a new brand with employee values to support this ambition.”
More information about the GM Good Employment Charter including the full list of principles at www.gmgoodemploymentcharter.co.uk