Our team couldn’t be prouder. We know it’s a great place to work, but Fleet Alliance has just been certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the 12th year running – no mean feat. But what does the certification actually mean? The Great Place to Work Institute is a fully independent organisation which assesses … Continued
Our team couldn’t be prouder. We know it’s a great place to work, but Fleet Alliance has just been certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the 12th year running – no mean feat.
But what does the certification actually mean?
The Great Place to Work Institute is a fully independent organisation which assesses workplaces by gathering feedback from employee surveys as well as external analysis. It recognises employers who create an outstanding employee experience and company culture.
I recently joined Fleet Alliance and the main draw for me was the company culture and it’s ‘people first’ approach – key to my role as Head of People and Culture.
So, what makes Fleet Alliance a great place to work?
At the heart of everything we do is Fleet Alliance Loves, our cultural programme which defines who we are and how we do business. Underpinned by our core values of fairness, trust, engagement and respect, it influences how we work, as well as our impact in the wider community. There is a real special focus here on social, charity and community work and since 2008, the team has raised over £750,000 for local charities and good causes.
Fleet Alliance is proud to be an inclusive workplace and the team are delighted to have been awarded the ‘Best Workplace for Women’ three times – with the latest certification this year. Two thirds of our senior managers are women and it’s an award that we’re particularly proud of.
Investment in people
We help our employees develop personally and professionally to ensure they are fulfilled and are supported to give the best possible service to our customers. As an investor in people for over 20 years, in 2021, we received the Platinum accreditation – which is awarded to just 3% of accredited businesses.
We have an ongoing focus on employee wellbeing with a range of offerings in place including access to counselling, a personal wellbeing fund and financial wellbeing options. Employees can attend regular workshops and we’ve designed work to help with balancing the demands of life, this includes flexible working and a hybrid work policy. We also offer a generous holiday allowance and paid leave for volunteering, birthdays, 2 wellbeing days per year and even a leisure day for shopping in December! Recognising the importance of families, we have also recently enhanced our family leave policies too.
We offer an industry-leading benefits package to support and reward our people. Along with all our core benefits we offer a variety of unique benefits such as receiving a fitbit or kindle and annual VIP concert tickets! We enjoy regular breakfasts and lunches together, birthday vouchers and various health related benefits. Our flexible benefits options are extensive and include everything from gym memberships, Netflix subscriptions to cinema tickets. The benefits are reviewed annually based on employee feedback, and we continue to enhance these each year. We have a variety of social events throughout the year, which makes Fleet Alliance a really fun place to work too!
A great workspace
We are very lucky to work in a brilliant location. Our head office is situated in Glasgow’s Skypark – Scotland’s largest business campus. The onsite facilities are excellent and include a café, nursery and gym. The Fleet Alliance offices are light and modern with fun break out areas (yes, there’s a pool table) and the view is phenomenal too! It’s great to see team members enjoying working in such a vibrant environment.
My mission? To build on our incredible people track record, ensure we retain and attract the best individuals and have a happy, engaged team. That will ensure we continue to be a great place to work – well, that and that our teams continue to enjoy the famous Fleet Alliance ‘Fizz Fridays’!