Procter & Gamble event stresses need to invest in staff during recession

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Procter & Gamble is holding an event today to encourage staff to improve their diet, take part in mentoring and coaching, volunteer for community work and take the initiative in managing their personal finances.

Senior managers from Procter & Gamble are holding a panel discussion to encourage employees to ‘unleash their potential', emphasising the importance of investing in staff during the current recession.

The event, held at the firm's UK head quarters in Weybridge, Surrey, also features an information fair for employees to learn about the company's childcare advisory service and subsidised gym.

Procter & Gamble's HR director, Madalyn Brooks, said: "Our people are our greatest asset and only if they are at their best can we be at the top of our game as a business.

"In tough times, it is all too easy to concentrate only on the business and forget about your people. Procter & Gamble has always been focused on the long-term growth of its employees, but now more than ever it is important to invest in their personal development."

Depending on the success of the scheme in Weybridge, Procter & Gamble plans to roll it out at other sites including Newcastle, Dublin and Harrogate during February and March.

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