30 May 2019
Sponsored by Cheesmur Building Contractors
At Phelan, their motto is “pride, passion, people”, with people sitting at the heart of the organisation. They recognise that people are their greatest asset and regularly reward those who have gone above and beyond. This supportive approach is reflected in their 8.9/10 satisfaction rating from the 2018 staff satisfaction survey.
Phelan are addressing key issues faced in the wider industry. This includes:
The Phelan “three-tier training matrix” has helped the company move forward in its aspirations to support and train more staff, making significant progress since 2017. Last year, they completed 391 days of training, and this year they have booked 121 days of training in the first two months of the year – on track to significantly exceed last year's total.
Phelan’s sponsorship of both the COYO “Adopt a School” scheme and Colchester Institute’s conversion of their Clacton campus into a “Construction Skills Centre” shows commitment to bringing young people into the industry, and determination to help the local community (Clacton has a high unemployment rate). Phelan say their continued use of Colchester Institute graduates and apprentices shows commitment to the college’s success.
As part of the college sponsorship, they will be introducing more apprenticeship courses geared towards management-type roles - such as site management. Phelan has pledged to hold itself accountable with the number of apprentices it takes on with its membership to the 5% club.
Phelan is active in the community and wishes to continue its positive portrayal of the construction industry, as it did last year with:
Phelan has adopted a caring company culture approach that proactively looks to develop and support its people. They continually strive to enrich employee experience by getting staff involved in community charity events, holding company social events in the calendar year, and engaging them in the Phelan Fine initiative. Their Phelan Medical Bus visits their sites periodically to offer free health checks, and they have a self-check health programme available too. They believe that once employees are content, relaxed and feeling good, only then can they expect people to want extra challenges, training and promotion opportunities. They recognise how important good mental health can be in playing a part in their people’s development.
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The SECBE 2019 People Development Award is sponsored by Cheesmur.