Our decision to take part was based on the desire to gain more insight from colleagues about how it feels to work for YBS Group and to enable us to compare ourselves with other organisations.
In addition to the survey that was completed by colleagues, a Culture Audit©, carried out by Great Place to Work® themselves, was also reviewed to provide a strong set of results that highlighted two key elements: how welcoming and friendly our people are and the contribution we make through our charitable work and volunteering. In the survey, 90% of colleagues said that they felt good about the ways we support the community. And this was found in the review of our work as well, with our Corporate Responsibility programmes rated as ‘far above average’ by Great Place to Work®.
Our Chief People Officer, Jane Hanson, accepted the recognition for the Group saying: “I find this rather humbling. For me this is evidence of the hard work and commitment shown by all of our colleagues in creating a positive working environment, even during challenging times. Not only do we have a wealth of experience and talent within our business, we’re also lucky enough to employ colleagues who go out of their way to make this such a friendly and welcoming place to work. It’s our people that set us apart and it’s this that will continue helping us to grow and achieve our vision of becoming the most trusted provider of financial services in the UK”.
A new volunteering programme to prepare young people for the world of work.
We’re continuing to build on the success of our apprenticeship scheme.
Our colleagues volunteer their time in schools to improve young people’s financial education.
Colleagues swap their beds for sleeping bags to raise money for End Youth Homelessness.
The way consumers use financial services is evolving, leading to some necessary changes for us to meet our customers’ changing needs.
Hundreds of our colleagues take on our Peak District challenge for End Youth Homelessness.
We’re working towards our ambition of creating an inclusive work environment, where all colleagues can contribute to the Group’s success.
We are supporting homeless young people this Christmas as part of our charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH).
With EYH, we have housed 15 young people since launching in June.
Building on the success of our apprenticeship scheme, we’ve opened 24 new positions across 10 different business areas.
We are proud to have been a double winner at the Third Sector Business Charity Awards 2016.
Our six Savings Pledges reflect how we believe savings institutions should behave.
Over 1,300 solar panels installed at our Bradford and Peterborough offices .
Everyday Thanks was launched in September 2015 as part of our Group’s 150th birthday.