Macfarlane Group strives to make our workplace one in which individuals feel challenged, fulfilled and able to achieve their full potential. The Group invests in training in order to best equip individuals with the skills and knowledge required to provide an outstanding tailored service to our customers and fulfil their personal potential. On average, in 2017 each employee was engaged in 11.5 hours of formal training. This figure has shown a slight increase from recent years, due to Macfarlane Group engaging with Apprenticeship Schemes during 2017.
Macfarlane Group offers a wide range of training opportunities, ranging from external training and coaching to on-the-job training. This allows individuals to be stretched and challenged to achieve career objectives. The Company also provides Sponsored Further Education programmes, to support employee engagement in long-term education.
The gender breakdown of Directors, Senior Managers and other Group employees at 31 December 2018 is shown below:
Macfarlane Group will present its Gender Pay Gap information on the corporate web site from April 2018.
Employee engagement is an ongoing feature of our business. Through performance appraisals, business update sessions and informal review meetings a platform is provided for employee participation and involvement. Employee Surveys are conducted throughout the business providing a constructive method of feedback. In addition, and to support consistent employee engagement we run a number of functional forums and feedback workshops, both role specific and business specific. These forums provide an opportunity for our employees, to engage in an open two-way dialogue on topics that are important to everyone, including business performance, strategic targets and the overall wellbeing of our employees.
Macfarlane Group provides interactive tools and resources to employees via mechanisms such as iPads providing employees with the ability to gain information, advise and provide feedback instantly, supporting the continued aim of enhancing the customer experience.
Macfarlane Group encourages employees to engage with their local communities, supporting charities and activities that are having a positive impact in their region. During 2017 a number of Macfarlane teams engaged in events, providing support from both a resource and financial perspective. Each year Macfarlane Group makes a one-off donation to a charity chosen by the workforce; for 2017 this was LGS Foundation UK.
Macfarlane Group encourages employees to engage with their local communities, supporting charities and activities that are having a positive impact in their region. During 2016 a number of Macfarlane teams engaged in events, providing support from both a resource and financial perspective.
Each year Macfarlane Group makes a one off donation to a charity chosen by the workforce; for 2017 these were Lennox-Gastaut Foundation and Myeloma UK.