As part of our strategy we champion two amazing charities: Smart Works Manchester and Wood Street Mission. We recently started working with Smart Works, a charity which helps women who have faced societal rejection gain meaningful employment and begin a new chapter in their lives. They do this by providing high quality interview clothing (which is all donated) and interview training to unemployed women in need. For several years, we have had the privilege of helping Wood Street Mission with their charity efforts. Based in Manchester, Wood Street Mission is a charity which supports families on low incomes who struggle to make ends meet.
As residents of Manchester’s most sustainable building, No.1 Spinningfields, we have established a full re-cycling programme that utilises the state-of-the-art re-cycling plant. As part of this, all our refuse is weighed so that we can meticulously record our re-cycling figures and monitor wastage. At Douglas Scott we believe that simple and small changes can have the biggest impacts. We actively encourage all members of staff to help us make energy savings such as ensuring that PC’s and appliances are switched off at the end of the day. We have also installed air purifying plants to improve the quality of air in our working environment.
The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance as we firmly believe that happy, healthy and engaged employees will deliver service excellence to our clients and candidates. Not only do we provide fresh fruit we actively encourage our staff to keep fit and healthy. All our staff are now enrolled in the BUPA Healthy Minds scheme which offers support on all issues relating to mental health and well being. This helps staff to confidentially talk through any worries and concerns before they become bigger problems – whether this be from a work or personal perspective. All our staff are entitled to their birthday day off and have the ability to earn extra days of annual leave as rewards for attendance and performance.