What initiatives do you have in place?
Our employees, who we refer to as ‘members’, are encouraged to become shareholders in CGI so that they can be part of and share in our future success. We pride ourselves in creating a work environment in which our members are fully engaged. We have fun at work, and CGI supports members through talent management programmes that encourage career progression at all levels. The growth of our business also means that we are busy recruiting at all levels of the organisation this year.
For me personally, speaking as a member, what makes CGI a great place to work, is the breadth of activities and support CGI offers including those more traditional initiatives, such as performance, talent management, development, as well as emphasis on health and overall well-being.
We have a health and wellbeing programme called ‘Oxygen’ with its own dedicated health expert in the UK. For example, in the last two months we have run seminars on mindfulness and shared insights on how to support members with dyslexia – we provided free health checks for all our members and held a live webinar with Nick Anderton, Team GB running coach, on ‘how to train for a run’ as part of our “inspiration” programme.
CGI are also sponsors of Team England, Wales and Scotland in the run up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games – so there are many events coming up with this theme in mind. The social activities are not all fitness related – our sports and social club also run things like the highly famed pub quiz events. We also support national events, such as the park-run challenge (April 2016) and Mental Health Awareness Week (May 2016).