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Morson shortlisted in two categories for the 2019 Inspire Awards.
We won the category of Most Inspiring Employer in 2018.
We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the Inspire Awards 2019 in two categories: Most Inspiring Employer and Most Inspiring Mental Wellbeing Initiative.
Focusing on the UK construction, engineering and housing sectors, the Inspire Awards are presented annually to companies to help inspire a more diverse and inclusive culture in the industry by celebrating those who are leading the way. The awards look at the people within a business, the practices of the business and the projects that they undertake.
After winning the Most Inspiring Employer category in 2018, Morson once again makes this shortlisting in 2019. The awarding body sought to know the ways in which our business helps to address ED&I concerns in both our internal recruitment and for that of our clients. Our submissions highlighted how our family-oriented business, led by a passionate senior team, has actively worked to target under-represented groups like return-to-work mums in the recruitment process. We have also undergone a programme of training to remove unconscious bias from the process and integrate CV anonymisation.
On our official website, we have recently added Recite Me’s web accessibility software to our website to make it easier to access for people with learning difficulties, visual impairment and dyslexia. It allows 27% more of the population to access our site.
The second category of submission was for our commitment to mental health. Over the last couple of years, we have developed our mental health approach by establishing mental health first aiders across the business to offer help to any member of staff who is struggling with a mental health issue.
In conjunction with our sporting associates Sale Sharks Rugby Club we hosted a Balls to That, a mental health awareness event featuring army veteran and deaf rugby star Craig Monaghan for our employees.
We’ve also recently appointed a dedicated Health, Wellbeing & Engagement Partner to tailor our programmes to better suit internal needs and shape the initiatives of the future.
We believe these shortlisting’s are an excellent representation of our commitment to positive change.
The awards will be presented at an event at The Hilton in Deansgate Manchester on 5th June 2019.