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Employee development & consultation

We recognise that a skilled and motivated workforce is essential to our success and makes it possible for the company to meet its business objectives.

At the end of 2005, we employed 8,500 staff across our operations in the UK and internationally. We recognise that a skilled and motivated workforce is essential to our success and makes it possible for the company to meet its business objectives. In this section we describe what we’re doing to develop our employees and create an environment in which every individual can contribute and succeed.

Employee development

It’s important that our employees have the training, development and work experience they need to carry out their roles and fulfil their potential within the business. To this end, we offer extensive opportunities for training and development in all our operations. Available in all parts of the group and adapted to the needs of each business, these range from comprehensive induction courses to management development programmes.

One example is our MBA programme with Bradford University School of Management which includes training in corporate responsibility. The group encourages staff at all levels to study for relevant educational qualifications and is determined to help every employee achieve their full potential. Opportunities for training are communicated through a human resources intranet site.

Our overseas operations have their own structured development programmes. In Mexico, for example, we run management development courses for staff who show potential. We also have external courses to develop skills such as finance and marketing. The business in Poland provides training courses using internal and external resources along with graduate and management training courses. Slovakia runs a management development system and identifies individual development needs through a personal development appraisal system.

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