Skipton Building Society

From our people, to the environment and the communities we serve, we’re helping to build a better future.
http://www.skipton.co.uk

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Skipton Building Society was established in 1853 in the attractive market town whose name it shares. The company's core values date back to that time of people helping each other: savers supporting borrowers; the building society helping the town; everyone playing their part in building a better society.

Fast-forward 168 years to 2021 and there's now more than one million people trusting Skipton to help them save for their future and their own property. Building a better and more sustainable society remains an uncompromising core value – and Skipton's people have the autonomy to play their part in delivering it.

The building society is fiercely proud of its heritage and commitment to mutuality and there is a relentless focus on excellent customer service. Together with industry-leading colleague engagement, Skipton believes this sets it apart from others.

The business is one of just a handful of Investor in People Platinum-accredited organisations in the UK. It finds that those plans where colleagues have a say or are involved in from the start are the most effective.

This did not change throughout the pandemic. A collaborative ‘Future of the Workforce' project is underway, asking everyone their opinions on what they would like their new world of work to look like. Staff told the society they would like the flexibility shown to them to continue.

Prior to lockdown, Skipton colleagues were 90% office-based but now a return to the office needs to ensure it aligns with everything on the company's agenda, including a greener footprint.

Featured Workplace Factors

Leadership

93% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

With one of Skipton's values being ‘one team', 88% of employees believe that senior leaders adhere to its principles. Executive leaders held listening sessions and filmed vlogs to keep people connected despite remote working and senior managers took it in turns to share their own video diary with all.

My Company

93% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

The building society has focused on its own diversity and inclusion strategy and now advises on a job board that allows it to target groups that may be underrepresented among its workforce. Some of these include Jobs4Mum, Jobs4Dad, Jobs4Disability, Jobs4Bame, Jobs4LGBTQ, and Jobs4fiftyplus.

Wellbeing

76% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Skipton knows social connections are key to wellness, so it hosted two new fun virtual events: ‘Building a Better You' week and a ‘Festival of Culture', with participants in “indoor wellies” – seeing summer festivals were off everyone's menu. A well-attended ‘Future Tent' showcased mental wellbeing, nutrition, and looking after your finances.

Benefits

Long Service

Companies where at least 40% of the staff have worked there for more than five years.

Pensions

Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%.

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