Care home provider brighterkind has scooped three awards at this year’s UK Employee Experience Awards, which recognise an organisation’s excellence in employee reward, retention and support measures to strengthen the company from within. brighterkind won Gold in ‘Team of the Year’ and ‘Employee Engagement (Learning & Development)’, as well as Silver in ‘Business Transformation and Managing Change’.
The ‘Team of the Year’ award recognises the Culture and Development team at brighterkind, which is responsible for spreading the word about its unique culture and developing the team as a whole. This also includes brighterkind’s ‘Pacesetters’ – the culture training champions who promote the company’s values to “love every day”, running short activities, competitions and special events such as team breakfasts, quotes of the day and ‘team member of the month’ awards. The team of Pacesetters are made up of over 200 volunteers spread across all 70 brighterkind homes.
The Employee Engagement award further recognises brighterkind’s commitment to its team members through extensive offerings of training and leadership programmes that help to building employee’s skills, knowledge and confidence.
Kanika Sharma, brighterkind’s ‘Pacesetter of the year’ said: “I am absolutely thrilled that the team has been recognised for its commitment to upholding the brighterkind values which champion encouragement and support. Caring for one another is an element that runs the whole way through our company and I’m proud to be part of an organisation that reflects its purpose at each and every level.”