Employer Excellence - Turnover Under £2.5m - BALI National Landscape Awards 2017


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As Oak View continues to grow within a sector where there is an acute skills shortage, it becomes ever more important to invest in, retain and develop all the company’s staff for the future. The upturn in the economy and in the construction industry, coupled with Brexit, has put even more pressure on recruitment.

To attract the best employees, Oak View has to demonstrate every day that it is a great employer that respects staff at all levels and shows a commitment to making them feel valued and supported whilst providing them with internal and external training to help them progress within the company.

Strongly believing that its staff are the firm’s greatest asset, Oak View rewards and recognises them. Without the staff and their dedication and loyalty, Oak View would not be one of the most valued and respected landscape contractors in the region. With that in mind, it feels that they should be rewarded for their efforts.

Oak View does not believe in working to minimums and has ensured that it has a reward and recognition package in place that, together with the company culture and values, helps it to recruit, engage, develop and retain the best candidates. In September 2016, Oak View was delighted to receive recognition for the way in which it supports, develops and manages its staff with silver accreditation from Investors in People.

Judges' comments

"It is obvious that everyone at Oak View has shared values that not only enable them to function highly effectively as a team to deliver outstanding customer service but also to develop as individuals. The company supports its staff wholeheartedly with training and mentoring, and encourages them to engage with the community on a charitable basis. This is a company whose success and growth can be wholly attributed to a valued workforce and enlightened leadership."

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