Oakland Care Recognised for ‘Gold’ Standard Workplace Culture
Luxury care home provider, Oakland Care, has been awarded a ‘Gold’ accreditation from one of the leading global standards for people management, Investors in People.
Investors in People is an internationally recognised organisation that has been dedicated to ‘making work better’ for more than 30 years. Their work supports leaders, employees, and companies to work together to create effective, positive, and thriving working environments.
Oakland Care has been named as the latest organisation to join a 15,000-strong list of purpose-driven organisations across 75 countries, awarded an impressive ‘Gold’ status on their first attempt. This was assessed against Investors in People’s We Invest in People framework, which seeks to understand how an organisation leads, supports, and develops their employees.
For Oakland Care, receiving the ‘Gold’ accreditation not only reflects their commitment to creating a positive workplace culture where team members can thrive, but more importantly how this commitment has been brought to life by championing their staff across all roles and responsibilities.
This title is just the latest award that the provider has received, having been named as a ‘Top Employer’ on the 2022 UK Top Employers List, building on their recognition as the only social care provider on the list in 2021. This achievement was a testament to the provider’s excellent HR policies and people practices, in addition to the fantastic career and development opportunities on offer that are backed by competitive salaries.
As well as this, Oakland Care has further established themselves as the sustainability leader in the sector, retaining their status as the only carbon neutral care group in the UK. These initiatives have helped to attract new team members who are seeking a positive and purpose driven employer, while also bringing current team members together for a collaborative cause that creates a long-lasting impact.
Reflecting on their accreditation, Joanne Balmer BEM, Chief Executive Officer at Oakland Care, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded ‘Gold’ from Investors in People on our very first attempt. We do not take this lightly – we know we could not have achieved this without the hard work and dedication of all our team members.
“I am incredibly proud of every single one of them. They are true ambassadors of Oakland Care’s values. Thank you all for your unwavering dedication towards our residents and for making Oakland Care an incredible place to work.
“Nevertheless, we will not stop here. At Oakland Care, we pride ourselves on our commitment to pushing the boundaries for delivering exceptional careers and we’re working to ensure our team members continue to receive just this.
Paul Devoy, Chief Executive Officer of Investors in People, added:
“We’d like to congratulate Oakland Care. Gold accreditation on ‘We Invest in People’ is a fantastic effort for any organisation, and places Oakland Care in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.”
To find out more about Oakland Care and our roles, please visit www.oaklandcarecareers.com.