The States of Jersey trading committee, which employs 400 staff, made a commitment to the international standard 18 months ago and the scheme became an integral part of efforts to improve the organisation’s culture.
he process prompted Jersey Post to create three initiatives to aid staff development.
The first was a learning group for senior managers where relevant modules were taken over a 12 month period with support sessions provided.
Managers from different areas of the business, but at similar stages in their careers, were offered the chance to come together to build their management and leadership skills.
econdly, a management development group was promoted using the same rationale but operating at a more junior level.
Finally, learning centres were launched at various sites around the business.
Staff now enjoy access to free training and development opportunities at three dedicated sites.
The centres – which were praised in the Investors in People assessor’s report – enable staff to become familiar with the internet and practise typing and keyboard skills, learn software applications and foreign languages.
They may also access information and tests on money laundering laws, study through distance learning and take the European Computer Driving Licence qualification.
s part of its efforts to meet the IiP standard, Jersey Post also introduced a scheme to recognise and reward staff for outstanding achievement.
The winner of the inaugural ‘Going the Extra Mile’ initiative was Carl Vardon, while the runners up were Nathan Bendell and Jane Kenyon and her pillar box team.