Hanley Economic Building Society has been awarded 3 star accreditation from Best Companies and has been identified as one of the UK’s best small companies to work for in 2019 by the Sunday Times.
On Wednesday 20th February, team members headed to a black tie dinner in London with fellow small companies and not-for-profits to collect the award and to toast the fantastic achievement.
A coveted award nationally, the 3 star accreditation from Best Companies displays an organisations’ employees are truly engaged, “they’re happier, more productive and more invested in your organisation’s success” and shows an exceptional standard of workplace engagement.
Consistently appearing in the Best Companies list, the Society clearly displays an ongoing commitment to colleagues. Mark Selby, CEO of Hanley Economic Building Society said;
“As a CEO it’s deeply important to me to create a great place to work. People forget the numbers but remember what it’s like to work with you. We’ve tried to create an environment where people feel valued and supported by their colleagues, paid fairly and invested in’.
– Mark Selby, CEO at Hanley Economic Building Society
It is the 8th time the Society has been rated by Best Companies and this shows the ongoing commitment it has to its 80 staff members. Taking a holistic approach to the health and wellbeing, of colleagues – they offer; subsidised gym membership, regular training sessions to approach mental health wellbeing (such as relaxation sessions) as well as health insurance.
“Receiving the Best Companies 3 Star accolade recognises the commitment we have and continue to make to our staff. Our goal is to make Hanley Economic a fantastic place to work and we hope that by continuing to invest in our people, we maintain and attract the best people to be part of the Society and its future. We value our staff and try to ensure a culture of appreciation where they feel valued and are recognised for their efforts and performance.”
– Deborah Henry, HR Manager at Hanley Economic Building Society
The Society also encourages staff to give back to the community by offering up to 4 of their working days to volunteer for local charitable causes, supports their future by offering an enhanced pension scheme and everyone receives a day off for your birthday.
“I would like to congratulate Hanley Economic Building Society on their achievement of a Three Star Accreditation status and being named as one of the UK’s Best Companies to Work for. Best Companies have been producing the Accreditation standard since 2006 to acknowledge excellence in the workplace. We are proud that organization’s like Hanley Economic Building Society focus on their employees and have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tell us that they’re a best company to work for.
– Jonathan Austin CEO & Founder Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For