Why we passed our Investors in People re-accreditation with flying colours!

 The buzz and excitement continues as we celebrate retaining our cherished Investors in People accreditation for another three years.

Following our assessment, an IiP assessor said: “The organisation’s approach to The Bayford Foundation shows exemplary practice in working with individuals who have been unemployed for long periods to support and develop them back into working life; with some moving on to sales roles within The Right Fuelcard Company.”

The reputation of The Right Fuelcard Company (TRFC), which runs our fantastic Foundation, as a great employer that gives local people – who others have turned down – a chance to succeed, continues to be acknowledged far and wide.

Assessors identified many strengths including our nine-strong leadership team headed by business director, Adam Walsh – all of whom lead from the front.

The auditors highlighted how all staff embrace our strong team culture and values and relish special activities – such as this year’s Dragon boat racing fun day – that we treat them to from our ‘Fun Fund’.

Giving a special mention to our approach to learning and development, the assessors said our team was complementary about how we support people through our training and development programme.

Business Director, Adam Walsh, commented: “It’s tremendous that we shone in key areas such as regular two way communication between leaders and people and how employees feel empowered to identify ways to improve how they do their job.

“The report reinforced how we live by our ethos to ‘look after the people who look after the business’ and we are delighted with its findings.”

Listed 33 in the Sunday Times Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For 2016 with a 3 star accreditation – the highest that can be awarded – for exceptional levels of employee engagement, the Sunday Times also presented us with a Discovering Potential award for our pioneering work with the Foundation.

Our reputation for creating opportunities for the disadvantaged and long-term unemployed was further acknowledged when Yorkshire Post judges shortlisted us in the Outstanding Employer and Diversity categories – the latter recognising our Foundation’s unique recruitment and training programme, which taps into the skills of people, including ex-offenders and ensures a highly diverse workforce.

We always look beyond individuals’ situations to identify their inner talent and our alternative recruitment approach gives people from excluded groups self-esteem, confidence, training and skills to progress in a competitive jobs market.

To find out more about The Bayford Foundation and job opportunities available, visit http://www.bayfordfoundation.co.uk or call 0113 202 5129.



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