BLOG: Why the rise in absenteeism due to poor mental health is a positive thing
In this blog, John Dunne, Group Safety Health Environment and Quality Director at Wates, outlines why he believes the rise in reported absenteeism due to poor mental health is a positive thing.
BLOG: Discipline & Uniform Transcend the Military
The matter of transferable skills is the first question that anyone will ask themselves when they change careers and I was no exception when I took the decision to leave the Army in 2004. It had been my life for 17 years and it had undoubtedly shaped me as a person.
BLOG: Supporting our colleagues - Community investment begins at home
There is a really strong culture for giving back at Wates and Ive really enjoyed the past few months of getting to know the teams and seeing their genuine enthusiasm for making a positive difference.
BLOG: Wates & Mental Health - Time to Talk Day
At Wates, the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees is central to our business ethos and success. This includes mental health as much as physical safety.
BLOG: Giving back is what gives me pride in my work
Each year Wates holds Reshaping Tomorrow Week (11-15 June), a unique volunteering event that sees the business 4,000 employees donate their time to support the communities in which they live and work.
BLOG: James Wates CBE: Train to win
“The apprenticeship levy is coming, so we might as well make the best of it. And how we do that is by thinking smarter and working together to make the scheme succeed for us.”
BLOG: CITB must change to meet the industry's needs
“Our industry faces major skills challenges to deliver the pipeline of work that includes increased housebuilding and major infrastructure projects.”
INSIGHT: James Wates CBE joins board of Tomorrows Company
Tomorrows Company, the independent think tank helping businesses to be a force for good, today announced that James Wates CBE, chairman of the Wates Group, has joined its board as deputy chairman.