Scotland, Uk (PressExposure) June 27, 2009 -- Lanarkshire based insurance intermediary Kwik Fit Insurance has again scooped a leading industry prize, picking up the Best Practice in Recruitment award at The Scottish Recruitment Awards 2009.
The event, held at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow and hosted by TV favourite Jackie Bird, recognised the cream of the recruitment industry, including awards for both recruitment agencies and major Scottish employers.
Seeing off competition from mobile phone giant O2, who was also short-listed, the judges identified Kwik Fit Insuranceâs commitment to supporting diverse religions, cultures and abilities within its workforce. The panel was impressed with the flexibility offered to new recruits and existing staff, with a special prayer room established, Halal meats introduced to the menu in the staff restaurant and time off granted to support religious festivals among the highlights of the review.
Specialist equipment was purchased and safety training given to support staff with various disabilities, to ensure that Kwik Fit Insurance continues to attract the best people to join its ever expanding workforce.
Brendan Devine, Kwik Fit Financial Services Group Managing Director, said: âOur recruitment team work incredibly hard to promote Kwik Fit Insurance as the place to work in Lanarkshire. We have some fantastic facilities and benefits on offer and staff are given a wide variety of opportunities to develop their career with us. I am delighted that their hard work has paid off and the team has received the recognition that they deserve.â
Marie Stewart, Induction and Recruitment Manager at Kwik Fit Insurance, said: âWeâre passionate about supporting the varying needs of our diverse staff and have made changes and improvements in many areas of the business to maintain a high level of staff satisfaction. Iâm delighted that the team have been rewarded for their efforts and as a business, Kwik Fit Insurance continues to be recognised as a top class employer in Scotland.â
Kwik Fit Insurance is one of the largest single site employers in Lanarkshire with almost 1000 permanent full and part time staff at its Tannochside office.
Issued by Grahame Critcher of Kwik-Fit Insurance
For further information contact Grahame on 01324 606235 or Gordon Ross on 01698 786369
Kwik Fit Insurance Services was launched in 1995 and has grown to become one of the UK's leading insurance distributors providing competitive car insurance quotes, as well as a major presence in home and other insurance markets including home insurance.
The companyâs award-winning call centre at Uddingston, Lanarkshire, now employs almost 1000 people, handling 10 million calls every year.
Since its launch in 1995, Kwik Fit Insurance Services has grown and developed into one of Scotland's most dynamic contact centres.
Kwik Fit Insurance Services is part of the Kwik Fit Group owned by private equity firm PAI Partners.
The philosophy of the business is to provide the best possible service to customers.