Intertrust has been accredited as a Platinum Employer Partner across six jurisdictions by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Intertrust has achieved the accreditation across its offices in Jersey, Guernsey, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore and China.
STEP’s Employer Partnership Programme (EPP) has been designed to help employers maximise the learning of their STEP members. It provides a set of quality standards and a variety of additional support to help organisations enhance their employee’s developmental journey.
The three-month process involved meeting with STEP, collating relevant data, providing evidence of Intertrust’s work culture, the learning opportunities available for employees and appraisal and development information. The team also had to evidence how they structure their training, mentoring and monthly check-ins. An employee from each of the jurisdictions completed a telephone interview with STEP to explain what they do and the training support they receive.
Intertrust’s One Journey initiative was a further key component to its accreditation. The initiative focuses on the theme of building trust within teams and across the organisation by exploring core building blocks of listening, developing a feedback culture and empowerment.
Intertrust also submitted an article on the work they have done in the office around mental health. In Jersey, Intertrust has taken part in activities like yoga, walking and listening to daily podcasts which provide tips and tools to support good mental health. Intertrust also teamed up with local charity Mind Jersey to give talks to employees to encourage them to think and talk about their own mental health and wellbeing.
Earlier this year, in Guernsey, the team achieved Gold at the workplace wellbeing awards. This award shows Intertrust is committed to achieving excellence within the workplace by promoting and supporting positive mental health.
Ian Rumens, Global Head of Private Wealth at Intertrust in Jersey, said: “We’re so pleased to have achieved this accreditation and to be recognised by STEP as a Platinum Employer. STEP sets the industry standards for training and academia and this status reflects the hard work we have done to support our employees in their professional growth. It is important to us to put our employees first and to help them reach their goals and develop as professionals.”
Lisa Bragg, HR Director at Intertrust in Jersey, said “At Intertrust our employees’ health and wellbeing is a priority for us so we have a session on mental health as part of the hiring process so that employees know from the start of their journey with us that we have an open and supportive environment.”
The programme also provides companies with a toolkit to help them deploy high-quality learning and development, thereby enhancing the engagement of employees and improving organisational capability. The standards are designed to support the integration of learning into working practice and therefore performance at individual, team and organisational levels.
For more information on the programme visit: http://www.step.org/epp