Grocer Gold Awards 2022: Employer of the Year | Events and Rewards

Winner: Aldi

Opening on average one store per week, Aldi has had to adapt its employment model to meet the needs of an ever-changing workforce. Last year, it launched a new strategy called Embrace, built on five strategic pillars. The first was to collect data on areas of underrepresentation to help remove barriers to recruitment and progression.

He has also worked with specialist agencies to increase applications from underrepresented groups, partnered with Disability Rights UK to improve the experience of disabled employees and created a bespoke ‘Supporting Mental Wellbeing’ course for help managers better understand mental well-being and support colleagues who may be struggling.

Aldi also introduced four new co-worker benefits, including free will for all employees in addition to discounted health plans and accessible financial support. And in February, as inflation began to bite, Aldi raised pay rates for 28,000 store workers to £10.10 an hour nationally and £11.55 for those at home. interior of the M25. Aldi says it is the only supermarket to offer paid breaks, worth £750 a year to an average store worker.

“When you look at some of the areas where Aldi is based, the fundamentals of paying the most, having no barriers to promotion and having really solid on-the-job training are what elevate families. to higher levels of aspiration,” said a judge. “To me, that’s what a good job should be.”


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