Our HR team is celebrating three prestigious awards this week, in recognition of its work to improve how we attract, recruit and develop our people.
The first was Tracey Coleman, Head of Learning and Development, winning Silver in the L&D Professional of the Year category at the Training Journal Awards. Tracey narrowly lost out to her counterpart at Marks & Spencer. The L&D team is now focused on implementing our Leadership Development programme and from next year, our company-wide customer experience training.
Our Recruitment team scooped Best Corporate Recruitment Team at the In-House Recruitment Awards, ahead of competition from Boots, Bupa, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and others. The award recognised the team’s efforts to improve how we recruit new colleagues to our business, working more closely with hiring managers to find the right candidates for GWR.
The HR team’s third award was HR Impact at the industry’s prestigious Personnel Today Awards. The judges praised how the team reviewed and redesigned our corporate welcome for new starters, making it more engaging and helping them better understand the part they will play in our success.
Sharon Johnston, HR Director said: “I am extremely proud of my team and they deserve these awards, which recognise their hard work to improve how we recruit, welcome and support GWR colleagues.
“We are now implementing plans to build on this success, so we can better support colleagues through the changes GWR faces over the next five years.”