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Outstanding HR team
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Pembrokeshire College’s Human Resources team has been officially recognised as providing an outstanding service to both staff and students.
One of the county’s largest employers, Pembrokeshire College was awarded Outstanding Human Resources Team at the annual TES FE Awards gala dinner, hosted by Fiona Bruce and held at The Skills Show, LG Arena, Birmingham, on Thursday 15 November.
Competing against colleges from across the UK, the work of the College’s HR team impressed the judges with their long list of achievements, commitment to putting the learner at the heart of decision making and outstanding practices that bring benefits to both staff and students. In giving out the award judges paid the simplest and most profound compliment to Pembrokeshire College’s human resources team saying: “It sounded like the place you would most like to work.”
It is a simple formula that works, the judges continued: “they listen to what their staff say” and “they can show the impact” of their initiatives on productivity, reduced absence and a high level of student success.
With a staff sickness absence rate of just 2% (the lowest of any FE college in Wales), a unique staff training voucher scheme, the introduction of a staff volunteering scheme and significant investments in to an award winning health and wellbeing programme, it is clear to see why the judges awarded Pembrokeshire College the title 'Outstanding HR Team 2012'.
On hearing the news College Principal, Sharron Lusher commented: “This is a fantastic achievement for the College and cements our commitment to providing an outstanding working and learning environment.” Director of Human Resources at the College, Kathryn Robson added: "I am delighted, this is a fantastic achievement which recognises the hard work and efforts of an excellent team of staff."
Hundreds of FE providers submitted nominations in 13 categories which recognised outstanding provision in all aspects of FE. Gerard Kelly, TES Editor, said: “The entries were of an unbelievably high standard and reflected the innovation and ambition that are common in the sector but are too rarely recognised.”