Since the current senior HR management team have been in place, the culture of the organisation has changed rapidly for the worse. The organisation is run like a commercial organisation, with little thought or care put into effective people management. As an employee, you are lied to constantly by senior management who are then not strong enough to speak to you face to face when the time comes to “front up”. One of many examples demonstrating this is: Telling a team there are no plans to relocate them, allowing the recruitment of an apprentice as an increase to headcount and promising that, should the team move, the company remains committed to the apprenticeship, THEN making the team redundant anyway in a very underhand manner, showing no support or presence from senior management, advising certain individuals not to look for other jobs as there is a place for them, then handing them their notice on the last day required to by law. Virgin DOES NOT Care, as this demonstrates. Clearly lying to maintain their headcount then crushing their employees when they no longer need them. This organisation is an absolute disgrace. There are too many examples to provide showing they do not care and try to paper over th endless cracks, including actively telling employees not to write anything negative on the employee survey as this can effect future business. So why bother with the employee survey? Oh yes, participation is one of the boards objectives...
The local team who were incredibly supportive
A culture of lying and bullying from the top. Unachievable and unrealistic expectations, no support from senior leadership.