It is officially Living Wage Week starting from today (Monday 5th November) and the new UK Living Wage and London Living Wage rates have been announced! The UK Living Wage hourly rate has been increased by 25p and is now £9.00 per hour. The new London Living Wage has also been announced and is now £10.55 per hour, an increase of 35p per hour compared to last year’s rate.
You may have heard that today is World Values Day! This day gives us a great opportunity to think about our core values and act on them. Catsurveys have five key values that align our outlook and behaviours within the company; as well as helping our team to work towards the same goal.
We are delighted to announce that Catsurveys has been accredited as an Investors in People organisation at the Silver award level. This is a fantastic achievement for our team and reinforces one of our company values: ‘Our People are our greatest strength’.
We announced on our blog last month that Catsurveys had been shortlisted as finalists at the UKSTT awards. We are pleased to reveal that we have been awarded the ‘Application of Digital Technology’ award for our Desktop Utility Record Searches (DURS) platform!
Our team attended the 2018 Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony on Wednesday 19th September, which was held in conjunction with Westrade and No Dig Live. The event took place at East of England Arena and Events Centre in Peterborough.
One of the many employee benefits at Catsurveys is that we offer our team the opportunity to complete one charity day out of the office each year, whilst still receiving a full day’s wage. This program is called ‘Give and Gain’, and it gives our staff the chance to give back to our local community.
Our Managed Solutions department volunteered at Weald Country Park, and Contracts Administrator Kerry Molloy gave us an account of their day:
We are proud to announce that our Responsible Business Manager, Nick Spenceley, has been elected as a FIR Ambassador at Catsurveys. This is an important step towards maintaining a respectful and inclusive environment within our organisation, and ensuring we are always providing a positive workplace for our team.
This is the third set of awards that Catsurveys have been shortlisted for in 2018! We have been announced as finalists in the following categories of the UKSTT Awards:
Catsurveys are delighted to announce that we have been successful in reaching the finals of the Construction News Talent Awards for the following categories:
- Health and Wellbeing Leader of the Year
- HR Star of the Year
It is a fantastic achievement to be recognised for the efforts of our HR Manager, Michelle Ball in these categories. We hoped to be shortlisted for just one award, and never expected two!