People, Communities and Dignity at Work
At CVS we acknowledge that the foundation to our success is our people. We are a performance driven business with a major focus on results. We have a solid retention rate within our industry and there are rewards and success for individuals who share our professional values.
CVS people have structured training and development programmes and personal development plans based on both their business and individual requirements and aspirations. We mentor and encourage development and training, to meet property industry standards and accreditations and also personal goals.
We work particularly hard to continue the success of our Centre of Rating Excellence (CORE) programme, which we have run since September 2012 and have continued to develop and adapt to changing markets. The premise behind the programme is to take new property graduates and those who wish for a change in direction in their career and train them into surveying and property roles across our business. We have been very successful with this programme, with many of these candidates contributing significantly to our business success on behalf of our clients, and going on to complete further external professional qualifications.
CVS also takes on apprentices across various areas of the business. Thus our CSR activity focuses on two fundamentals which we have proved we recognise: employment and employability of young people.
In 2017, CVS’ nominated charity is Alzheimer’s Society. The CVS Team are dedicated to raising funds for their cause.
There are 850,000 people in the UK alone who suffer with dementia, and this figure is set to rise to 1 million by 2021. Alzheimer’s Society passionately believe that life does not end when dementia begins. Alzheimer’s Society is there for anyone affected by dementia and is committed to keeping people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.
Dignity at Work
CVS is committed to creating a working environment free of harassment and bullying where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Harassment and bullying can have serious consequences for individuals and the business. Harassment or bullying may make people unhappy, may cause them stress and affect their health and family and social relationships.
Effects on the business can include loss of morale, poor work performance, lessened staff retention, legal claims and damage to CVS’ reputation. For these reasons CVS will not tolerate bullying and harassment of any kind. All allegations of bullying and harassment will be investigated and, if appropriate, disciplinary action will be taken.