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The company sets aside 1% of pre-tax profits for charitable giving each year and the funding decisions are primarily made by the family council who represent the shareholders. Their focus is on giving back to the communities where they do business and most of the funds allocated to charities based in Scotland which is where the company is registered and is the family home. The company have a matched giving policy and all employees are entitled to apply for matched giving either to match funds raised or for voluntary hours given to a charity. All employees can claim matched giving up to a maximum of £1,000 in any one calendar year.
As well as all the usual ongoing engagement activities, feedback from employee surveys prompted William Grant to form a new team of 24 employees last year representing their global operations and business areas. Their goal was to work together to make WG&S a really fantastic place to work. The team was officially branded the “Best Place To Work” (BPTW) team. Their first priority was to find out from colleagues what they could do to make WGS the “Best Place to Work”. A “Message in a Bottle” campaign was launched where every employee worldwide was sent a bottle shaped form to complete with their ideas and suggestions for improving life at work. To get maximum effect this was posted to individuals home addresses. The response was staggering and the company received a phenomenal 287 suggestions covering all aspects of life at work.
At William Grant & Sons, they recognise that alongside their brands, their people are their strongest asset. They have a people strategy in place which aims to attract, develop and retain the very best employees. It is their objective to meet r the objectives of their employees, by providing rewarding careers and they are striving to become the best place to work. They also want to ensure that they celebrate success and recognise achievements appropriately. One of the comany's main recognition activities is their Stand Fast Awards. These are awards for the employees, which aim to recognise and reward employees who really bring the company values and areas of competitive advantage to life.
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On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships
On-site nursery or vouchers
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