Our colleagues operate in a diverse range of client environments, across many local and national contexts, so there is no one size fits all approach. However, within Compass there is a universal focus on creating a truly inclusive culture with flexible work opportunities; upholding high standards of ethics and integrity; offering apprenticeships and professional training to build colleague skills including culinary, numeracy, literacy and language; and aspiring to provide fulfilling lifetime careers with the opportunity to enhance pay.
We know from our engagement with colleagues that these priorities are what attracts them to Compass, and they are passionate about the work that they do for our clients.
As a global business, operating in 40 markets worldwide, we are proud to offer such a huge variety of flexible jobs in our industry, with opportunities for our people to progress, upskill through training, and build lifetime careers with Compass.
Creating a caring culture is at the heart of our wellbeing strategy, with tailored programmes in different countries providing as much support as we can for colleagues in keeping with our values and within the parameters of our decentralised operating model.
We are training line managers and mental health first aiders in Australia, US, Canada, UK, and EME to raise awareness, create safe spaces and break down the stigmas associated with mental health. And we are supporting our colleagues to deal with financial pressures through initiatives ranging from free meals, emergency financial support, early access to pay, fuel packages and childcare support, to broader employee assistance programmes including counselling and financial education.
We have approximately 50,000 colleagues in our UK & Ireland business delivering c.10% of Compass Group‘s annual global revenues.
As well as providing a wide range of fulfilling and flexible jobs across multiple sectors, with on-the-job training and the ability to build their own schedules, we also provide a comprehensive package of support which includes:
In addition, our colleagues have access to 24/7 medical and counselling support, and regular discounts for their household shopping through our Perks at Work scheme. We are also extending our community food donation scheme to include hot meals.
We believe that diversity of thought, experience and background at every level makes us a better business. We are committed to hiring, developing and retaining diverse talent which reflects the communities in which we operate.
We take a holistic approach to ensure people feel welcome and are treated fairly and with respect, regardless of their background, including but not limited to race, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, belief or experience.
Personal skills and career growth are Compass commitments. We want everyone to have the opportunity to develop their skills.
We have launched virtual training and development programmes using new digital capabilities embraced during the pandemic. The new methods of delivery have added engaging, interactive solutions to our broad portfolio of Learning and Development offers.
As our people are at the centre of our business, it is crucial that they have a voice in the way we operate. Their meaningful engagement enables our business and their experiences to continue to improve.
Listening to what our colleagues have to say and making changes to improve their experience is one way we can positively impact them and their families. We have a structured approach to delivering our ambition to create truly inclusive workplaces, which is based on continuous listening, gathering insights, taking action and proactive communications.
We are also active members and signatories of Women in Hospitality, Travel and Leisure (WiHTL), 30% Club, UN Global Compact: Target Gender Equality Accelerator Programme, Race at Work Charter and Valuable 500.
“Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is an essential factor: global and societal movements have pushed it to the forefront for employees, customers, clients and investors. It touches every part of our business, from the way we recruit and retain talent, to our supply chain and the communities in which we operate. At Compass, our diverse talent is our strength, and we are committed to creating lifelong careers and opportunities so that they can flourish.”
Sabina Khanom, Group Head of Diversity & Inclusion