AFI has followed up its Investors in People Gold award by gaining the organisation’s Health & Wellbeing Award.
Mark Jones, AFI Internal Training Manager, said: “I’m delighted that we have won this award because we are committed to ensuring that AFI is a great place to work, and that the happiness and health of the team is of paramount importance.”
“This is not an easy award to get as it focuses on going above and beyond the basic legal requirements for managing the workforce. How we train our team, how we provide our team with an opportunity to voice their opinions about business issues, how we engage with them and incentivise them and how we support them and their families in times of need are just some of the things that the auditor was looking for as evidence of good practice,” he added.
The IIP auditor said: “AFI’s genuine care for employees and where appropriate their families’ welfare forms part of the very fabric of the culture of the organisation throughout its businesses.”
Some of the health and wellbeing initiatives undertaken by AFI include providing employees with a comprehensive health scheme, providing defibrillators at all locations, and giving care and consideration to employees with additional needs, such as appointing a Champion to support dyslexia in the workplace.