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Employee involvement

We recognise the benefit of keeping employees informed of the progress of the business and foster a range of initiatives to encourage and deepen involvement.

2021

next in-depth employee engagement survey

Quarterly

employee check-in survey

+62%

increase in intranet engagement 2020 year to date


People Forum

Employee representatives from each area of the business attend the People Forum. It facilitates communication and dissemination of information throughout the Group and provides a means by which employees can be consulted and provide feedback on matters affecting them.

The purpose of the People Forum is:

  • to encourage and develop an employee voice
  • to support effective decision making and continual business improvement
  • to protect the Group’s strong culture and deliver good customer outcomes

The People Forum is the designated channel for communicating employee views to the Board in line with the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code.

The People Forum has direct contact with the Board, including regular meetings with the non-executive directors.

People forum

Initiative to cut plastic waste

The People Forum championed an initiative to cut waste by eliminating single-use, plastic cups at all locations and providing each employee with a reusable water bottle instead.

Employee surveys

Regular employee surveys give us the opportunity to gather employee opinion on a wide range of topics, from the effectiveness of our leaders and our approach to customers to the success of our employee communication and development initiatives.

Online survey
Employee briefing

Performance, plans and news updates

All employees receive regular information on the performance and plans of the company, and the financial and economic factors affecting it, through electronic information and presentations.

Our intranet site, The Hub, delivers a daily stream of Paragon-related business, culture and wellbeing news.

Performance appraisals

Employee appraisals are centred around a conversation between each employee and their manager, reflecting on past performance, setting future objectives and agreeing development needs.

Sharesave and profit sharing

We operate a Sharesave share option scheme and a profit-sharing scheme, both of which enable eligible employees to benefit from the performance of the business.

Sharesave