Last night we got dressed in our fanciest frocks and headed to the Park Plaza London Riverbank for the fantastic Construction News Talent Awards. It was a fabulous evening full of celebration and laughter, enjoyed with people and businesses who represent the very best our industry has to offer.
As you will know, our HR Manager Michelle Ball was shortlisted for the following categories at the Construction News Talent Awards:
- Health and Wellbeing Leader of the Year
- HR Star of the Year
There have been many positive changes at Catsurveys over the past year that have been implemented by Michelle, and we felt these changes deserved recognition. We have championed the wellbeing of our staff by introducing various new policies and successfully increasing staff morale.
What are the Construction News Talent Awards?
The Construction News Talent Awards are made up of 16 categories that all champion values and diversity in their own way. From ‘Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year’ to ‘CSR Initiative of the Year’, the Construction News Talent Awards recognise the people striving to make our industry more inclusive, as well the businesses doing outstanding work to improve the construction industry’s reputation and employment practices.
This year, for the first time in the history of the awards, Construction News has individual as well as company awards for apprentices, graduates, health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion.
The results are in!
It was a fantastic evening, however unfortunately we didn’t walk away with an award. The competition was fierce, and there can only be one winner! The evening as a whole was a brilliant celebration of diversity and wellbeing within the construction industry, and it was great to be among like-minded professionals.
Construction News editor, Tom Fitzpatrick said:
“We are proud to recognise the people and businesses striving to improve the construction industry’s reputation and support for its workers. From promoting better health, to making the industry more diverse and welcoming of all people, our winners are setting the bar for others to follow.
“This industry needs to improve its performance on issues including diversity, the gender pay gap and mental and occupational health, while attracting future generations to consider careers in construction. Congratulations to our winners tonight, who have shown they are leading the way.”
Looking after our employees
Our employees are the core of our company – without their hard work and dedication Catsurveys wouldn’t be where it is today. We believe that we should reward our staff for their hard work, and this year we carried out a comprehensive benefit review which has led to a 46% increase in benefits uptake. These benefits include; paid charitable work day, sick pay, company funded private health care and regular social events.
At Catsurveys we are working to be the ‘Employer of Choice’ within our industry and receiving the recognition of being shortlisted at the Construction News Talent Awards is a fantastic step towards achieving this. We will continue to work hard to constantly improve the wellbeing initiatives we have for our staff, and next year we will be back at the Construction News Talent Awards, hopefully walking away with an award!