In June, Yorkshire Building Society won the Workplace Culture Award at the 2018 Lotus Awards. The Lotus Awards celebrate companies across the globe for positively nurturing employee engagement. The awards are given to businesses who invest in their culture, regardless of size, sector or geography.
Tracey Newton, Director of People Performance at Yorkshire Building Society, said: “Workplace culture is fundamentally important to the success of any business. At Yorkshire Building Society we know that we already have a positive cultural foundation and we want to continue to evolve to be the kind of workplace where every colleague can contribute their unique talents fully.”
We didn’t stop there, as we were also awarded CSR team of the year at the Third Sector Business Charity Awards 2018 for our best in class Community programmes, and the UK’s Most Improved Organisation of the Year and UK Financial Services Company of the Year at the National Centre for Diversity Grand Awards.
On the back of being commended for Best Flexible Working initiative at the charity’s Best Practice Awards in June, we were also named in the Top 30 UK employers by the charity Working Families for the second year running!
Jane van Zyl, Chief Executive of Working Families, said:
"Their flexible and family-friendly working policies supporting mothers, fathers and carers are well developed, and flexible working is becoming embedded. What’s key to unlocking parents’ potential is a family friendly workplace culture. Importantly, Yorkshire Building Society is one employer who knows this and is striving to ensure their underlying workplace culture supports the flexible and family-friendly policies they have in place.”
To see a full list of our awards, please click here.
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.