We continue to implement a number of initiatives to help develop our employees and grow internal talent, reinforcing our culture of excellence and embedding values and behaviours. As a relatively small company in terms of number of employees, we are proud to be able to invest in our people on an individual basis, taking time to understand specific requirements to progress careers.
We empower our people to make the most of their potential with us by encouraging all our employees to create a Personal Development Plan. This is supported by regular discussions with their manager, and training needs are formally assessed as part of the appraisal process.
All new employees are provided with a formal induction programme, which includes presentations from senior business leaders on the key business strategies and values of British Land and finishes with an informal lunch with our Chief Executive Officer. The induction includes an introduction to our approach to sustainability. We also hold all-employee briefings fortnightly, covering a range of topics, including sustainability.
Nurturing talent and supporting development is an important element of our people strategy. We operate a range of online resources to help employees develop their skills, and work with Cambridge University to run a Leadership in Real Estate programme.
For more detail on training and mentoring activity in the year, see our Annual Report and Accounts.