Aspire People scoops Gold accreditation
A Sutton Coldfield based education recruitment business scoops Gold accreditation for Birmingham's Best Business Award for the Development of Work Life Balance.
Aspire People, previous winners of the Work Life Balance Award, 2 years in a row, this year received Gold Accreditation. Director Michaela Powell set up Aspire People in November 2004, the recruitment agency for teachers and support staff now employ 26 people at their Sutton Coldfield office, Wrens Court.
Michaela and Cherie-Anne Baxter, received the award on 10th March at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Michaela said We operate in an industry that is dominated by highly competitive salaries, a long hours culture and high staff turn over. At times when the economic climate is unstable companies tend to cut back on employee benefits. We take a very different approach, our enhanced work life balance benefits enable us to offer flexible and reasonable working hours and ensure that we attract the best staff in the market place providing consistency to all our clients
Aspire People offer 40 days holiday, flexible working time and career breaks, 6 paid emergency leave hours, supported study leave, enhanced paternity leave, competitions offering holidays, meals, spa breaks etc, and the last Friday of the month includes early finish, breakfast and dress down day.
The scheme is run by The Work Life Company to reward organisations who have developed a Work-life Balance Programme. The Gold accreditation is rewarded to previous winners who continue to provide Work-life Balance as an integral part of their business.