DCH recognised for commitment to employee engagement

Tuesday 10/10/2017

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DCH is proud to announce our selection as a finalist in the Employee Engagement Professional of the Year category of the Engage Awards 2017 – the only customer and employee engagement industry awards in the UK.

Andrew Worsdale, Commercial Repairs Manager at DCH who was nominated by his colleagues for the award said: “We are delighted to be a finalist in the Employee Engagement Professional of the Year category of these prestigious awards. We constantly strive for excellence and being recognised as a finalist in these Awards reinforces our vision of excellence and underlines the hard work of the whole team”

Andrew re-aligned the way his team thought about their work by empowering them to instigate change, giving them the confidence to challenge historic working procedures and establish new modern working practices.

In order to practically support the drive for improved customer satisfaction Andrew recently launched new tablets to all repairs teams. It allows the team to access and send emails as well as providing access to DCH’s company intranet and internal news making them feel part of the organisation.

The Engage Awards, organised by Engage Business Media, encompass all areas of excellence within customer and employee engagement, with the finalists across the 14 Awards categories spanning every single industry sector.

This year’s winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel on Monday 13th November, attended by hundreds of customer and employee engagement professionals and hosted by Jo Caulfield.

DCH run regular staff engagement surveys, our September 2017 Engagement score was 73.34% rising from 66.31% in 2016. In September 2017 satisfaction with DCH as an employer was 84.1% rising from 66.32% in 2016.

Over the last 18 months, DCH has recruited 34 apprentices. We have had 200 new starters over the past 12 months which shows growth and investment in the region’s economy and employment market. 96 people (10%) of our workforce have had positive career moves during 2016/17; 21% of our staff participated in some form of leadership training during 2016/17. Our investment in staff includes healthcare plans, loyalty award schemes and policies to support flexible working as well as volunteering projects.