People Strategy

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Our Vision: To be a globally admired employer of choice, we believe our employees are the beating heart of our business.

We launched our evolved People Strategy for 2020-2023 back in 2019, and have continued to build and develop it year-on-year, to ensure the business is set for success from a people perspective.

Our strategy aims to help us attract, retain, reward and unlock people’s talent and potential – developing our people to grow our business and to deliver this is specifically focused on:

  • Understanding the organisational needs and the business Strategy.
  • Identifying the HR Strategy and People Priorities required to execute the business strategy.
  • Defining the HR Roadmap to ensure ‘human capital’ to address business challenges and deliver on the strategy.
  • Delivering HR Services and HR capabilities are in place for the current and future needs.

Our People Strategy is based on four key pillars:

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People Development and Talent Management

Our Ambition:

To help our people grow their careers and deliver on their potential, so we can realise our ambition for them and the organisation, as we move forward.

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Employee Experience for Performance

Our Ambition:

To create a continuous two-way dialogue, to ensure our people understand our strategy and the role they play in its delivery and to inspire them to perform at their best every day.

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Inclusion, Diversity and Equality

Our Ambition:

To create an inclusive workplace where each one of us feels included, supported and respected in our daily work.

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Rewards and Recognition

Our Ambition:

We aim to attract, retain and recognise our employees through competitive work practices. Making sure that people are not just appropriately rewarded from a monetary perspective but also see their achievements recognised and valued in the workplace.