The UK arm of international engineering firm ERIKS, based in Halesowen, has been certified as one of Britain’s Top Employers by the CRF Institute, which rewards businesses for best practice in Human Resources. The award recognises the exceptionally high level of support that ERIKS provides for its employees in areas such as working conditions, training, personal development and career development. This is a benefit to ERIKS customers, since better trained staff, a higher retention of experts and proper development and nurturing of talent delivers the best possible service.
Helen Hill, Corporate HR Officer, ERIKS UK, says: “The award shows that ERIKS is a responsible employer that looks after and develop its staff. We offer excellent employee benefits, such as an Employee Assistance Programme, which assists staff in gaining the professional support and advice they need to solve personal problems. And because we work to provide the best support, we can recruit the best people and develop their technical expertise to the benefit of the employee and the business.”
ERIKS is an established employer in the local area and across the nation, with over 70 industrial service centres across the UK, offering services from the simplest level of product supply and logistics, to maintenance, repair, and integrated systems. ERIKS not only seeks out promising young engineers but also those with talents for a wide range of other roles that are vital to the business, roles that do not require education or experience in engineering.
The Britain’s Top Employers 2013 winners’ ceremony took place on March 21st at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel in London, where Helen Hill and HR Director Denny Wood collected the award.
Helen says: “I’m absolutely thrilled that we’ve won the award. It’s affirmation that we already do a lot of very positive things for our staff but this is just the beginning. Now we want to take it further and see where we can go to make things even better.”
For further information about ERIKS and their Top Employer Award from the CRF Institute, please email or visit www.eriks.co.uk.