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Winning two national awards putting wellbeing and the Welsh language first

Adra did very well in the Welsh Human Resources awards winning in the ‘Best Wellbeing Strategy’ category and the ‘Best Use of the Welsh Language’ category in Cardiff on the 8th of July.

According to a recent Staff Satisfaction Survey, it became clear that one of the factors that attracts staff to work at Adra is the fact that they can work through the medium of Welsh day to day and are allowed to use their first language to communicate, in addition to this Adra has a Language Plan, a Welsh Language Charter, a Language Working Group and they have been working proactively with the office of the Welsh Language Commissioner and Mentrau Iaith to see what else Adra can do to promote and promote the language Welsh internally and externally.

Adra also offers a variety of training to the 3% of staff who are not fluent in Welsh and offers training to help people to be more confident with their skills and supports them to do this.

The Human Resources team also came out on top for the Best Wellbeing strategy throughout Wales.

Adra’s HR team has developed an ambitious health and wellbeing program for 2022, this year focusing on resilience and awareness of the health and wellbeing of others. The program is full of initiatives and events throughout the year.

Our Assistant Director of People, Delyth Williams, said:

“I’m so proud to see the Human Resources team come out on top in these two categories. The health and well-being of Adra’s staff is what determines the company’s long-term success. I feel extremely proud of what we have achieved with our health and wellbeing strategy during a challenging year.

“Flexible working enables us to achieve results by focusing on outputs rather than hours worked and when those hours were worked.

“I am also extremely proud of the work the Human Resources team is doing to ensure that the Welsh language is prioritised across the business such as providing training opportunities for the 3% of our staff who are not fluent in learning Welsh through courses.”

Our Chief Executive, Ffrancon Williams, said:

“Great to see the results of the Welsh Human Resources Awards where our teams were successful in the categories “Best Welfare Strategy” and “Best use of the Welsh language”. Well done indeed, a great deal of hard and supportive work goes on behind the scenes at Adra to win such awards.”

Adra is currently recruiting for a number of positions, if you would like to work for a company that prioritises the health and well-being of staff and the Welsh language, and much more go to: adra.co.uk/jobs