November 19 2015

McGinley shortlisted in UK Rail Industry Awards 2016

McGinley Support Services has been shortlisted in the UK Rail Industry Awards 2016. Following a successful year in rail recruitment, McGinley has been shortlisted in the Recruitment Excellence category.

McGinley achieved success in this category in 2015 and they are now hoping for a similar result in the 2016 awards, which will be held at Battersea Evolution on 11 February 2016.

The entry from McGinley focused on the commitment to recruit, retain and develop a workforce that reflects the diverse communities they serve. It is also vitally important to monitor and analyse diversity information so that HR processes are fair, transparent and promote equality of opportunity for all staff. As a commitment to this initiative during 2015, over 15 per cent of staff enrolled and successfully completed the NVQ Level 2 certificate in Equality and Diversity.

In addition, McGinley enhanced the skills of all staff by offering training and re-training where needed or required, and development opportunities to further develop the careers of staff. During 2015, 20 per cent of middle management staff were enrolled upon and successfully completed the Certificate in Management NVQ Level 3, which will help them develop better relationships with their team members. This has also had a positive knock-on effect in the service delivered to clients across the board.

Janet Hector, Marketing Manager, McGinley Support Services said, “Our objectives are clear. We want to have well-trained, competent, confident recruiters so that we are able to source and recruit the best workers and staff for our clients. We want each staff member to be trained in the necessary skills needed to carry out their role successfully in three classifications: personal, occupational and organisational.

“To achieve this we have looked at all areas of our recruitment processes and assessed what is good about our business and what needs to change. We have some excellent staff members but industry change necessitates asking them to perform tasks that take them outside of their comfort zones. We have evaluated what training needs were highlighted and provided training courses and development plans where needed. We have long-term staff retention and succession planning strategies.”

Visit our careers page for more information about joining McGinley Support Services’ team.

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