The United Grand Lodge of England has been shortlisted for the Health and Wellbeing and Leader of the Year categories at the Investors in People Awards 2020, and will find out on November 24th if it has won.
Chief Executive Dr David Staples said: “Over the past few years, UGLE has put enormous effort into understanding and supporting the health and wellbeing of its staff. It is great to see that hard work has been recognised by Investors in People. Through these troubling times, we will continue to look after our most precious asset, those men and women who keep our organisation working and serve our 200k members.”
Dr Staples, who became CEO in 2018, has also been named a finalist in Investors in People – Leader of the Year up to 250 category. Since being appointed, he has worked tirelessly to create a positive and pleasant work environment, where staff enjoy coming into work.
Also competing for the Health and Wellness Award, the HR department has implemented a comprehensive strategy to ensure employees feel highly valued within the organisation. This has included:
Elizabeth Gay, Director of Human Resources, said: “I am passionate about health and wellbeing and the benefits of having a defined strategy and one that supports and fosters our culture and values. As an organisation, we are committed to providing a healthy working environment and improving the quality of working lives for all members of staff. I am absolutely delighted that UGLE is a finalist in the Health and Wellbeingawards category and proves that our hard work in this area has been recognised.”
This is an enormous achievement in such a short space of time, during a period where a major restructure is taking place centred on delivering improved services for members. In addition a new internal communications department was created, which is focussed on improving and implementing communications between its 100 employees.
UGLE first won Investors in People accreditation in 2018 shortly after Dr Staples’ appointment, and was accredited at ‘Developed Level’ until 2021. Winners will be announced on the 24 November.