Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Building Engineering Maintenance
  • Year established:
    1989
  • Website:
    http://www.weareoptimum.com
  • Recruitment:
    http://N/a
  • UK locations:
    National
  • Contact
    • Jebsen House, 53-61 High Street, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 7BD

About Optimum Group Services PLC


What is it like to work for Optimum Group Services PLC

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Staff training and development are budgeted on a per head basis as well as specifically by course, where needs are identified at the start of each financial year. Training requirements for staff on contracts will also take account of the specific requirements of the service delivery for their clients. Training costs are therefore identified as a key business expenditure as they believe that investing in training their staff increases retention rates. To demonstrate their commitment to training they include a detailed analysis of training requirements and training held/scheduled within their monthly reports that they issue to their clients which highlights the importance of employee development within their organisation.
My Company
My Company
Following last year’s engagement survey Optimum implemented the following: increased frequency of social functions to improve engagement, increase in senior management attendance at team meetings to ensure their visibility to all levels of staff, concentrated on making an open door policy environment in areas of the company that scored lower than expected to give an opportunity to discuss areas of concern, added an additional section to the company newsletter which names individual’s in the business who have been commended either by peers of by customers to give recognition of their achievements.   In addition, this year was Optimum’s 25th anniversary and so as a celebration of this they gave each member of staff a ‘birthday’ present of a watch and also made a presentation to their longest serving employee of a certificate and £200 worth of holiday vouchers.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Optimum utilises an employees innovation reward scheme which they feel encourages their employees to work in a proactive and innovative manner. Employees are asked to email their ideas for ways of improving their services to a central email address and every 3 months these are collated and viewed by the senior management team. Any of these ideas which are deemed practical to be utilised and rolled out by the business wins the employee who suggested the innovation a prize of £150 of vouchers of their choice. There are also site incentive schemes put in place such as Employee of the Month and individual rewards for going above and beyond.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    11%

  • Staff:

    212

  • UK sites:

    266

  • Average Age:

    40

  • Earning £35,000+:

    50%

  • Male : Female:

    82% / 18%

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