Our organisation has a relevant and proportionate focus on our people throughout their employment journey.
We constantly adapt our approaches to address and meet individual diverse needs. We ensure that we celebrate diverse cultures and that company or work-related social events and invitations are inclusive and considerate of all diverse groups.
Our company is committed to the dignity at work and fair treatment of all employees. This policy includes a Grievance Procedure and a Harassment Procedure designed to resolve any grievance or harassment issue which colleagues may have in connection with their employment. We also have confidential reporting mechanisms in place i.e. the Whistle Blowing Policy. This Policy aims to encourage all Kelda employees to ‘speak up’ and raise matters of serious concern rather than overlooking such problems.
Kelda is committed to promoting flexibility in the workplace and believes that this flexibility can increase motivation, promote work-life balance, wellbeing and improve performance and productivity. Our Career Break policy, along with our other policies which promote flexible working arrangements, has been designed to help employees to balance work and personal life.
We support and encourage a range of flexible working hours including term time working and part time hours to attract employees that have other commitments outside of work they need to fulfil such as being a carer or a working Mum or Dad in addition to balancing a range of other life choices. We promote a healthy work life balance to all and flexible working is one of the ways we do this.
Our organisation has an approach to address caring responsibilities. The Kelda Group recognises the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance and is committed to treating all pregnant employees fairly and consistently. We also offer Rehabilitation to colleagues who are returning to work following a period of sickness absence.
The company has also introduced the Shared parental leave in April 2015. Shared Parental Leave enables eligible parents to choose how to share the care of their child during the first year of birth or adoption. Its purpose is to give parents more flexibility in considering how to best care for, and bond with, their child – they will be able to take it in turns to have periods of leave to care for the child and/or take leave at the same time as each other. As of yet there have been no requests for shared parental leave in the Kelda Group. However, the Kelda group is constantly looking at ways to promote the flexible working opportunities we offer and shared parental leave will form a key part of these campaigns.
We also provide facilities for contemplation and prayer to provide the right environment for people from all backgrounds to feel comfortable and supported in their needs.
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