Lincolnshire Co-op recognised as gold standard employer for third time

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Lincolnshire Co-op has been reaccredited as an Investors in People Gold employer for a third time.

The company, which is one of the biggest employers in the county, was recognised for excellence in staff development, community involvement and collaborative working.

The standard is assessed every three years and is recognised across 75 countries.

A team of assessors spent 13 days conducting over 120 interviews with colleagues from across the business to explore the practices of the organisation.

Lincolnshire Co-op is one of just nine other business in Lincolnshire to have achieved this standard, which sets apart excellence in the way businesses lead, support and manage their employees.

A 54-page report to support the accreditation highlights how senior managers lead by example to work with their teams, ‘share information’ and ‘adopt a coaching role’ in discussions and decision-making.

The report also highlighted how the society is an environment that enables people to use their unique talents to progress.

Chief Executive of Lincolnshire Co-op Ursula Lidbetter said: “We’re extremely proud to have achieved the Investors in People Gold reaccreditation. It’s a tough standard which includes a rigorous assessment method of our business.

“Achieving this is not just a plaque on the wall but a recognition that our colleagues are at the heart of what we do and fundamental to our achievements.”