We value the hard work of all our teams and recognise that Design Group wouldn’t be who we are without their talent and dedication. We strive to create a working environment where our employees feel supported and valued, with their achievements recognised and rewarded.
We are committed…
To treat everyone with dignity and respect
To be a team that succeeds together and aim to be an ‘employer of choice’
To be good citizens within our communities and take responsibility for our impact on the planet
To be open to feedback, ideas and positive change and promote fulfilment and fun!
People Key Performance Indicators:
• Employee turnover
• Training opportunities
• Employee survey results
• Incident & reporting rates
• Gender diversity
Employee engagement, talent and skill
We want to create an engaged and motivated workforce who enjoy coming to work, whilst giving them the chance to enhance their skills to realise their full potential and creating a business with a talented workforce capable of meeting our challenging business needs.
Health, safety and wellbeing
We are committed to providing our employees with a safe and healthy working environment for all our employees.
We employ capable people with the attitude and aptitude to succeed and deliver within an environment where progression and development is encouraged and facilitated.
Diversity, equality and inclusion
In line with one of our key values, we endeavour to be good citizens and aspire to give back to the communities around us.
Policies, Benefits & Employee Involvement
We have formal and informal processes for enabling our internal communication processes and we strive to involve and engage with employees to gain feedback on key issues.
We operate a Flexible Working Hours & Working from Home Scheme and offer a comprehensive benefits matrix.
Sustainability starts with the people behind the scenes. To support our sustainability strategy, our core values define our culture and reflect the ethos of our business.
The DGUK 4 P’s:
• Are the core principles that guide the way we do business.
• They sum up what we stand for and what makes us special!
• They are at the heart of the business and continue to be the foundation on which we grow and develop.
The Four Ps:
We are a sustainable business with design at the heart of everything we do.
We drive, develop and deliver with conviction and pace.
We do amazing things and we keep learning.
We make things happen: people are the source of our strength.
Community Key Performance Indicators:
• Monetary value, product and employee time donated
In line with one of our key values, we endeavor to be good citizens and aspire to give back to the communities around us with the aim of building a more considerate and sustainable business.
Charity and communities
For the third consecutive year, Tom Smith and the UK business have supported the Trussell Trust, a charity focused on ending the country’s hunger and poverty crisis.
The charity supports a nationwide network of food banks and provides emergency food to those in poverty whilst campaigning for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.
For every sale of any cracker in our 2021 Tom Smith Cracker range, a charitable donation is made to the Trussell Trust, with £32,000 donated this year.