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“We’ve taken action because as a family-run business, we understand the importance of a fair work/life balance.  We also recognise the necessity, under current circumstances, of supporting our communities and those most in need.  I would advise employers to consider the factors affecting staff retention and that a happy and healthy workforce equals a productive one.”  Sej – Head of Development.

The OM Group is a multi-disciplinary construction consultancy and training provider growing exponentially and honing its focus to include topics around innovation and diversity within the construction industry. 

As a champion they are taking action to tackle health inequalities in the following ways:

  • The OM Group pay all team members above the national living wage and, as a minimum, in line with the London Living wage.
  • The OM Group achieved the Thrive at Work Programme’s Foundation Award and have also recruited four young people via the Kickstart scheme.
  • Employees participated in charity events such as a 10 kilometre 'Santa Dash' and a firewalk for The Myton Hospices, raising over £1,000.
  • All team members are encouraged to undertake training, including relevant apprenticeships as part of their training and development plans.
  • The OM Group has a Recruitment Policy that is people-centric. It places a strong emphasis on team integration and individual attitude over more traditional items.
  • One member of the team won the ‘Advanced Apprenticeship of the Year' in 2019  and two have received Distinctions in their apprenticeships in 2021.

The OM Group are committed to their core values, one of which is ‘Go-Getting and Go-Giving. They ensure at all times:

  • That each client receives the highest standard of service, at all times.
  • That ethical business practices are followed at all times and that every team member has a safe, fulfilling and rewarding career.
  • That they are present in the communities that they work in – through fund-raising and support activities that benefit the health and well-being of people in those communities.
  • That they strive for continuous improvement.

As part of the Health Inequalities Call to Action what can your business do to improve the health outcomes for your employees/communities? Further information.

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Would you like to become a champion or find out more? If so, contact alicia.phillips@coventry.gov.uk