Hanley Economic Building Society has been recognised as one of the Best Companies to work for in 2021.
Not only has the Society won a nationally recognised award but they have also gained 3 star accreditation, showing “world class” levels of engagement within the team for the 3rd year in a row.
The Society has worked to create a strong workplace wellbeing agenda, which has encouraged positive business performance. Mark Selby, CEO says –
“Nurturing and sustaining a great place to work is hugely important to us. We are thrilled to have again been awarded 3 star accreditation, showing our world class levels of engagement with our team. We all believe that being a great place to work, only makes us more successful as a business. For the Board, it is very important for us to create an environment where people feel valued and supported. We recognise that this makes us both more attractive as an employer and underpins our continued commercial success.”
Creating a good working environment is a challenge in itself, but the strong foundation built over the last few years has allowed the Society to keep staff engaged throughout 2020.
The leadership team has taken various steps to reimagine the approach to workplace engagement through the pandemic. They have assessed and actioned further ways to expand the support for mental health, introduced weekly Society-wide meeting to keep colleagues up to date and offer the chance to feedback, as well as trying to bring some fun to the Society with personalised Christmas hampers, Friday afternoon quizzes and more to create a workplace that feels supported, acknowledged and fun too.
Deborah Henry, Head of HR, says;
“We really are delighted to have been awarded 3 star accreditation for the 3rd year, showing our world-class levels of engagement. The last year has been challenging for us all so I’m extremely pleased to see that we have been able to go the extra mile to ensure our colleagues feel engaged, even with many of them working remotely and others on the front line in our branches. We are excited to develop our workplace and hope to continue our success for many years to come.”