Training and Development
Whittan Storage Systems is committed to providing training in a culture where individual employees are encouraged to take ownership of their own development. The company’s aim is to ensure employees are aware of its goals and objectives and have the skills and experience to perform their roles satisfactorily in line with the business requirements and statutory obligations. Employees will be informed of training and development opportunities during company induction and within the Performance Review processes and reviews of the Training Matrix.
Training and development requirements are identified through the reviews of the Training Matrix (Works) and the annual Performance Review (Staff) processes. These processes ensure that every employee has equal opportunity to discuss and identify their training and development requirements with their Team Leader or Manager.
The Human Resources Manager is responsible for ensuring that the training and development policy is up to date and that training and development continuously supports the organisation. Every year the Training and Development Manager will undertake an audit of the policy to obtain a systematic picture of the way it is being applied across the organisation. A summary will be presented to the Human Resources Manager for agreement by Chief Executive along with recommendations for changing the policy as organisation circumstances change.
Whittan Storage Systems achieves Platinum Status for Financial Training
The company has been awarded ‘Platinum Standard’ from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in recognition for its work in this field reflecting both the quality of its training and ongoing staff development procedures. Employees are also encouraged to gain professional training qualifications in other specialist fields such as purchasing, marketing, supervisory management and engineering.
Recruitment and Resourcing
Equal Opportunities Employment Policy
The Whittan Group is committed to eliminating discrimination amongst our workforce. Our aim is that everyone in our workforce feels respected and able to give of their best. To this end the purpose of this policy is to provide equality, diversity and fairness for all in our employment and not to discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, national origin, disability, sexuality religion or age. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.
All employees, whether part-time, full-time or temporary, will be treated fairly and with respect. Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability. All employees will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the workforce fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.
• Every employee is entitled to a working environment that promotes dignity and respect to all. No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated.
• Training, development and progression opportunities are available to all employees based on aptitude and ability.
• Quality in the workplace is a good management practice and makes sound business sense.
• We will regularly review all our employment practices and procedures to ensure fairness.
• Breaches of our equality policy will be regarded as misconduct and could lead to disciplinary proceedings.