CIHT Employer of the Year Award 2020 Shortlist

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The Shortlist


A Caring Culture Conquers All


Establishing a caring culture is essential for any business to operate sustainably. This culture however has to extend far beyond just safe working practices. It involves embedding thinking that looks towards employee and societal wellbeing.

WJ have developed several initiatives that aim to support both our employees and the communities that we live and work in. By empowering employees to pursue causes close to their hearts, our Thinking Community has now inspired over 15,000 lives. We hope this can act as a catalyst for industry collaboration to help support our communities through our unique resources and expertise.

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Highly Commended

Delivering Business Transformation Through Our People


Following the appointment of our new CEO in September 2018, it became evident that for Colas to achieve its ambition for growth, we needed to transform the business. In November 2018, we took over 140 employees to our “New Directions” conference, splitting into 14 diverse, cross-functional teams, mixing skills and experience to consider how we could improve performance aligned with our objectives. The programme has harnessed the energy and drive of our finest talent giving them space to develop new and innovative ways of working and has facilitated greater collaboration between colleagues on a scale we have not seen before.

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Creating an environment in which everyone can flourish has been at the heart of LUC's corporate strategy since 2017 but has deep roots in the company’s history. Over the last three years a values-led approach to investing in people has allowed LUC to take a leading role in raising the standards for diversity and wellbeing in the sector as well as delivering unprecedented business growth. Further, LUC has demonstrated the progress that is achievable with the limited resources of an independent, Employee Owned (EOT) SME.

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