On 2nd December 2020, we received the news that we’ve achieved our Great Place To Work (GPTW) certification. And we didn’t just achieve it; we smashed it! In the Trust Index Survey which is based solely on staff opinion, our people told us loud and clear that they love working at PlotBox and our score of 92% is something we are extremely proud of.
PlotBox CEO, Sean McAllister, says, ‘Leona and I were blown away by the news of our Great Place to Work certification and, in particular, the feedback from our team. We care passionately about our staff and making sure we, as a company, have a culture in which people can thrive and develop, personally and professionally. This result is testament to the quality of our people and our culture, which everybody owns and contributes to. We have a super team and we are incredibly proud!'
Achieving GPTW certification has been a long standing goal for PlotBox. We didn’t want it to feel like it was a PR exercise for us; we wanted it to be real and meaningful across the board. We wanted to use it as a tool to learn from so that we could continue to execute our people strategy in a way that works for all of our people.
At PlotBox, we put a lot of effort into creating an environment in which our employees' voices are heard, where they feel valued with a long career (or multiple careers) ahead of them, and belong to a place where they will be invested in, developed, engaged and encouraged.
As well as achieving an excellent score, we got some really positive comments. Mainly focussed on the informal atmosphere including the fact that staff feel truly valued, the family feel, and the flexibility. The communication and connectedness despite remote working also came up. In addition, our purpose driven mission and the sense of pride in doing what we do to ultimately lessen people’s pain at the most difficult time of their lives - really shone through.
Our team provided honest, candid, and, most importantly, constructive feedback which allowed us to identify some areas in which we can do better. That feedback will help drive the people strategy for 2021 and beyond, helping us to deliver on our commitment to our people.
2020 has been a tough year for so many. We, too, have faced many challenges this year but we have a strong team who have shown resilience, tenacity, and teamwork. They've demonstrated their passion and commitment every day. We are so thankful for our wonderful people, they really are the heart of PlotBox and we look forward to maintaining our certification for years to come.
To our wonderful, talented team; Thank you for making PlotBox a Great Place to Work!
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