In 2022, we became official members of Greater Manchester’s Good Employment Charter, joining other businesses in our region who genuinely want to do better business.
… and since joining we’ve continued in our commitment to improving employee standards, continually looking at creative ways to support our team and the great work of the Charter.
Last month, we helped celebrate the charter’s Good Employment Week – getting involved in a host of activities and collaborative events that champions all things ‘employee’.
Explore Day comes to Bury
On Monday 19th June, Dunsters Farm hosted the Good Employment ‘Explore Day’, a great opportunity for charter members to journey to other local businesses in the region and share best practice.
12 representatives from local businesses attended our depot, taking a whistle-stop tour of Dunsters Farm, meeting some of our people and learning about our team. We also hosted a round-table on the day, with our People Manager & HR consultants – EZ HR Consultancy – talking about the initiatives we’ve put in place to improve team well-being here at Dunsters Farm including quarterly Wellbeing events, Real Living Wage accreditation and our thinking forward collaborative committee.
Dunsters Continues to champion Flexible Working
One principle of the charter that we’re particularly passionate about is flexible working, with our directors taking a modern approach to employee working hours where possible, this was reflected last year – with Dunsters Farm winning the ‘Best for Flexible work’ category at the Good Employment Awards.
To raise awareness of this modern approach to working, and the positive benefits it can have on businesses and their people – we created a video alongside Good Employment Charter, interviewing Dunsters Farm team member, Roxy Howarth.
Check out Roxy’s video Good Employment video here –
Our business shared these experiences, at the Charter’s Best Practice Conference, a one-of-a-kind event dedicated to exploring the latest trends and strategies in creating a thriving workplace.
Managing Director, Hannah Barlow, joined the flexible working panel – discussing how we’ve looked creatively at how flexible working can meet the needs of our growing team, allowing us access to a wider employee market & support skilled people back into the workplace, as well as some of the challenges it presents.
Commenting on our support of the campaign, Hannah said:
“It’s been fantastic to support the Good Employment Charter’s events this month, sharing our experiences and raising standards.
For me, good employment is so essential and the work the charter does for the people of greater Manchester is ground-breaking – with positive ripples that reach far beyond our business walls, and out into the community.
“As a proud Greater Manchester resident myself, I am convinced that this “movement” has the potential to affect real change in the areas we live and work. It’s inspiring to be part of such a community of like-minded business owners who genuinely want to improve opportunities and outcomes for their teams.”
To learn more about #GoodEmploymentWeek, go to www.goodemploymentcharter.org