John Collins, Director of Legal and Regulatory, and our Executive Committee sponsor for Social Mobility alongside Anouska Ramsay, Director of Culture and Capability share their thoughts on social mobility and the importance of attracting diverse talent into Financial Services.
Santander is committed to supporting diversity and to creating an inclusive culture for our own employees – but we don’t stop there. We also look for opportunities to share our experience with other organisations. John Collins, our Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer, joined other UK employers to record this video for the Social Mobility Commission – to share their views on how attracting a diverse pool of talent can drive innovation and give businesses that competitive edge.
Euromoney has recognised Santander as the World’s Best Bank for Diversity and Inclusion, and the World’s Best Bank for SMEs in its 2020 “Excellence in Leadership” awards. It is the third time in five years that Santander has won the SME award and the first time it has been named Best Bank for Diversity and Inclusion.
Congratulations to our excellent Learning team who have achieved the Princess Royal Training Awards standard in 2020!! Santander UK established a Virtual Academy as a modern and cost-effective training solution for key roles. The Academy offers a blend of learning through coaches and a new interface providing bite-size learning and seasonal boxsets. New staff can start training from day 7 (compared to day 33 previously) and a reduction in travel has resulted in a reduction of 106.76 Tonnes of CO2e and a cost-saving of over £1.2 million in expenses.
Congratulations to the winners!
Our employees' health and well-being has always been one of our top priorities. Now more than ever, Santander is working to ensure their well-being across the world.
Supporting our community. In the last few months, we've all had to learn new ways to connect with people. Whether that's hosting virtual 'pub' quizzes, celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and arranging general catch ups with friends and families, we've found new ways to stay connected. For those isolated in our communities, the impact of recent events has heightened the loneliness felt by many. People in our communities will continue to need our support so it's up to all of us to play our part. Making a difference in our communities. Santander staff are making voluntary calls to isolated people, just for a chat, as well as supporting a range of other community activities such as, leaflet drops. Together with Ant and Dec, and our charity partners, we're calling on colleagues to volunteer their time to make a difference to people in our communities - and, for every person that participates, the Santander Foundation will donate £1,000, to be split equally between Alzheimer's Society and Age UK, up to a maximum of £1 million in total.
In partnership with Peppy - we're now the first employer to provide expert personalised support to our people who are going through the menopause. We recognise the impacts that menopause can have on the lives of individuals and their families and as a responsible employer we see this support as a key part of our wider heath and wellbeing strategy to help our colleagues to thrive in the workplace.
For the 10th year the #TimesTop50 is celebrating workplace gender equality in organisations. At Santander we are proud to feature on the Top 50 list ? creating a thriving workplace that attracts, retains and rewards the most talented and committed people.