Tisski has become a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant – the nation’s commitment to the Armed Forces Community. Signatories of the Covenant are vowing to support serving personnel, service leavers, veterans, and their families, and as a business, we are keen to ensure our employees are receiving the ongoing support they need to prosper.
The Armed Forces Covenant’s key principles are that no members of the Armed Forces Community should face a disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen. Along with, in certain circumstances, special treatment may be appropriate, particularly for the injured or bereaved. In becoming a signatory of the Covenant, Tisski is pledging to uphold these principles, and demonstrate its commitment to the community.
A career in the military can provide a wide range of transferable skills, and the majority of veterans leave feeling elevated by their experiences. It's important the value those skills and qualifications can bring to a business is widely recognised, and acknowledged within the recruitment process. It's key this recognition doesn't just stop after the recruitment process, as ongoing support is essential throughout the entire employment, too – including providing flexibility in granting leave where necessary, such as during deployment or training, and actively encouraging volunteering with the Armed Forces.
At Tisski, we are extremely passionate about our people, and inclusivity is at the heart of our business. We strive to ensure all of our employees are treated equally, and by becoming a signatory of the Covenant we are promising those in the Armed Forces Community that they will be treated fairly and will never face any disadvantage due to their service. It is vital, as a business, we are focusing on being flexible to accommodate the unique experiences of our employees.
Non-Executive Director, Mark Weir, said: “I followed a short career in the Armed Forces, serving with the Royal Military Police (RMP) in the UK and Germany. My role involved policing and supporting soldiers and their families, including providing support to the Armed Forces as fully trained combat soldiers.
“I feel immensely proud to be working for Tisski in so many ways, one being their investment to support the Armed Forces Covenant in recognition of the sacrifices Armed Services personnel make to maintain the safety of the nation.
“The RMP motto is ‘Exemplo ducemus’, which in Latin means ‘by example shall we lead.’ In my opinion, words that perfectly describe Tisski's approach to all its endeavours.”
Anna Assassa, CEO at Tisski, added: “At Tisski, we appreciate varying talent from all walks of life and becoming a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant was a natural step for us, as it highlights our commitment to those who serve or have served for our country. For Tisski, it's vital that all employees feel valued, and supporting our team through individual circumstances has an important part to play.”
Businesses of all shapes and sizes can sign the Covenant – so, if you're looking to support the Armed Forces Community, head to the Armed Forces Covenant website to find out what it could mean for you.
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