Our recruitment ethos

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A Great place to work – At Ixion we value our staff and recognise that they are the core for all we do and offer – this message is reinforced in our Corporate values.

We have always received positive feedback from staff that Ixion is a great place to work and this is reflected in feedback received in employee surveys and from stakeholders, and we achieved the ‘One to Watch’ status in the Sunday Times Best Companies Survey four years running.

 

Employee pay

We also demonstrate our commitment to our staff by voluntarily joining the Living Wage movement, and becoming an accredited Living Wage employer.  This means that every member of Ixion’s staff will earn a minimum of the real Living Wage, which is an hourly rate, set independently by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis. (www.livingwage.org.uk).

 

 

Employee benefits

We are committed to a healthy work life balance which is why we offer a generous 28 days holiday plus bank holidays for all our staff, plus the option to purchase and additional 5 days per calendar year. This is increased to 30 days holiday to recognise employees with a long service reward after 10 years service.

Our staff also benefit financially by saving money on their childcare costs by taking advantage of childcare vouchers via a salary sacrifice scheme, season ticket travel schemes and an online savings portal that offers a wide range of discounts and savings.

Personal wellbeing support with 24 hour access to an Employee Support Service, with qualified counsellors , eye care and spectacle vouchers and group life cover  all add to the range of benefits that are provided to all our staff. 

We also encourage every employee to volunteer to a charity or scheme of their choice; allowing staff to find their own recognised local scheme that they wish to support with a day out of the business.

 

Employee voice

Employee feedback through annual employee opinion surveys.

There is an active Group staff forum that meets on a regular basis, and encourages formal consultation that considers matters relating to and involving staff, and provides an opportunity to work in partnership with the Ixion Management Team.

 

Recruitment

Ixion is committed to ensuring that the recruitment and selection of staff is conducted in a manner that is systematic, efficient and effective, which promotes equality of opportunity in all of its recruitment and selection processes.  We hold the accreditation Committed 2 Equality and Disability Confident.  Disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for the job, will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.