Sector: 
Other
Date of Pledge: 
18/05/2020

About this pledge

With a breadth of expertise spanning over 35 years, Seetec has evolved and grown to meet the needs of today’s diverse society. Through personalised and collaborative solutions, we work with a number of trusted local partners to deliver opportunities and services to individuals, businesses and the communities we live in via skills training, employability support and the rehabilitation of low to medium risk offenders.

Seetec recognises that our employees have a direct impact on the outcomes and the experience of our customers whether this is within our Skills, Employability or Justice Divisions and therefore that our employees play a pivotal role in the continued success of our business. We are clear that when employees are engaged with their work this results in a better experience and improved outcomes for our customers. We also understand that our employees’ mental wellbeing is a key factor in employee engagement levels.

Seetec’s Employee Health and Wellbeing Strategy supports the Company’s overarching Workforce Strategy. It acknowledges that the work and mental wellbeing of our employees are interlinked, and our commitment to promoting a culture where mental health is embraced by our leadership team, managers and employees. This commitment is demonstrated through our Investors in People Health and Wellbeing accreditation. The Time to Change Pledge and annual supporting action plan, is intended to provide a framework for further enhancing the mental wellbeing of our workforce.

Our strategy will be achieved by working closely with the Directors, Employee Council and employees in each business area to identify and address areas for improvement through the development and implementation of mental health initiatives and employee support mechanisms. At an organisational level the Health and Wellbeing Index which forms part of our annual employee engagement survey, will also continue to provide insight in to areas for improvement. We already have many effective policies and procedures in place to support employee mental wellbeing and we will continue to regularly review these to ensure that they support this strategy. We will provide training, guidance and support to managers, so they have the necessary skills, knowledge and ability to support employees to improve their mental wellbeing. We will also ensure that we provide information and support to our employees to increase their awareness of the importance of ensuring their own mental health and particularly the correlation between positive emotional and mental health wellbeing and exercise.