To invest in our communities, we must first invest in our employees

To enable organisations to make a real difference within their communities it is vital that they invest in those delivering their services at the front line.

When we feel engaged and valued by our employers, we also feel empowered. This then motivates us to pass these intrinsic rewards on to others.

That is why ensuring that our workplaces are positive, rewarding environments is the first step in increasing the quality of the services that we provide, thus enabling us to continue improving our communities.

We at Community Links have recently been recognised as an organisation that excels in this area and were awarded star status in a survey of the best companies to work for.

The award is based on our charity’s first class workplace and high level of investment in our employees.

This is the second year in a row that the charity has been awarded the coveted status by Best Companies, which, based on a survey of employees, ranks us among the best 500 organisations to work for in the entire country.

Founded in Leeds in 1981, Community Links is a leading provider of mental health and substance misuse services across Yorkshire and the Humber. The organisation currently runs more than 16 services, supporting over 850 people and employing more than 150 staff. We also provide mental health awareness training throughout the region.

‘Best Companies 2009’ is a national accreditation that evaluates employees’ views and sets a high standard for other companies to aspire to. The survey builds a comprehensive picture of employee views in eight areas including leadership, well being and personal growth.

We are committed to maintaining our position as a first class organisation to work for. The work the charity does is completely focused on instilling hope and improving quality of life, which is why our employees find it so rewarding.

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