part one rewarding you p health care package On successful completion of your probationary period you will be enrolled onto our Simply Health Cash Plan. This helps towards healthcare expenses such as dental, optical and physiotherapy. This is fully funded for you by the company; however there is also the option to add on family members at your own cost. birthday leave Nobody wants to work on their birthday! So we give you the day off, to enjoy the celebrations. If your birthday falls over the weekend, you can nominate the Friday or Monday as your day off! service awards We want to recognise and reward you for your loyalty and commitment to the Fuller Research Group. You will receive a thankyou from us at 1 year, 5 years, ten years and then every 5 years of service following on. equal opportunities We are committed to equal opportunities at FRG. It is recognised in our society group and individuals have been, and continue to be, discriminated against on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We are committed to providing a working environment in which employees are able to realise their full potential and contribute to its business success irrespective of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. This is a key employment value to which all employees are expected to give their support. We also commit to not treating any clients or suppliers less favourably based on the same criteria listed above. pensions We have a Pension Scheme in line with government rules after the introduction of Auto Enrolment, for more information please see our Pensions Policy or speak to Accounts. More information about your benefits can be found in the Benefits folder
p supporting you our people policies our people policies – an overview Our People Policies are where you can find out about things like how we support you when you need time away from work, how to request and book your holiday, or what you can expect if you are becoming a parent. You will find them in the Supporting You file in the HR and Health and Safety Folder. In this handbook we will cover some important highlights of some of these Policies, but you’ll need to make sure that you read all of these policies in full so that you have complete understanding of what they cover and what you need to know and do during your career with the FRG. Most of our policies also have supporting guidelines which give more practical information and details about how to put the policies into practice, and often this includes template forms and letters for you and your manager to use where needed. looking the part – dressing for work The way you look creates an image of the FRG, it’s important to look smart and professional so whatever your role, we expect you to dress in a way that is suitable to what you do. The general dress code is smart casual; however we think that jeans are acceptable. When visiting clients, or when clients visit us we expect that you will dress appropriately for the occasion. We have a dress-down day each Friday. If you chose to take part in this, your clothes still need to be appropriate. Scruff, ripped clothing or clothing that is too tight or short are not acceptable. For more detailed information regarding acceptable dress, please see the Dress Code policy. balancing work and home life We want to give you greater choice and flexibility about your working life whenever we can. But we do need to be able to balance this with making sure we give our clients the best service, giving them what they need when they need it and being able to run all areas of our business successfully. Our Flexible Working Policies and Guidelines are where you can find all you need to know about how to request changes to your working arrangements and the options available to you. We also understand that things will happen in your life outside of work that mean you may need some time away unexpectedly, whether this is to deal with an emergency to care for a relative or to deal with a breakdown in childcare arrangements. That’s where our Flexible Leave and Family Friendly Policies and Guidelines come in, and where you can find out the options available that you can discuss with your manager to agree the best way we can support you with your particular situation. This policy also covers the support we provide if you’re involved in public duties, such as being a School Governor or you need to attend a court or tribunal hearing.