Asda’s Stores of Learning concept earned it the Award for
Excellence in Training and the overall winner’s title in the Personnel Today
Awards last year.
It continues to innovate, and in the last 12 months McKinlay’s team has introduced
Belief Days, which enable staff to take two days of unpaid leave to celebrate a
religious event not recognised on the calendar, and First Day Half Days,
allowing parents to take an unpaid half day to take their child to school on
his or her first day.
Additionally, there is grandparents’ leave, which followed research that
they are a parent’s first choice when it comes to looking after children. This
enables them to take a long spell of unpaid leave to care for grandchildren.