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LAST OUT, FIRST in — this is the policy at CHL Mortgages, which had to make redundancies in 2008 but promised that when it started recruiting again it would contact those people first. A few vacancies at the company, which specialises in commercial buy-to-let and owner-occupied ventures, have come up and some old faces are back. Staff at the firm, which is based in Fleet, Hampshire, have a sense of Wellbeing (an 81% positive score and a top 10 ranking). The 105 employees say they don't feel stressed at work (86%), even though they worry about the organisation's future due to the economic climate (just 36% positive, the third lowest for this question). However, people don't feel too exhausted when they get home at night (65%) or spend too much time working (78% — the second highest score). They also don't feel their health suffers due to work (89%). Some employees get together for lunchtime walks and bike rides after work in the summer, and they are happy with their work-life balance (85%, ranking second). Staff feel their leaders listen (84%) and that the organisation does not take advantage of them (76%). chlmortgages.co.uk

Featured Workplace Factors

My Team

90% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

This is one of the few companies where the values represent what actually happens on a day to day basis. All at 'Team CHL' through all levels are equally important in terms of their performance in their specific role. By creating a culture in which mutual respect is more than a PR aspiration, CHL have a place which feels like a co-operative. Staff at CHL are truly passionate about the success of the business and feel proud that they have personally been involved in what is considered a very successful business by its peers in the mortgage industry.

Leadership

85% of staff agreed

My manager cares about me as an individual

Employees are very personally involved in the organisation's efforts to support charities. It is employees who nominate and organise the charity events with the support of the company. Employees spend a lot of their spare time each month baking cakes for the monthly charity days. Employees often come up with unique, fun ways to raise additional funds like bacon buttie sales, BBQ food for sale or fun runs and charity bike rides, raffles and games or quizzes. CHL likes to take suggestions from members of staff about how to improve CHL's environmental efforts and when suggestions come through they are quick to investigate these and take them on board where they can. There is a sense of team responsibility for being environmentally friendly and CHL has a conscience in this area.

My Company

93% of staff agreed

The leader of this organisation runs this organisation based on sound moral principles

Employees are very personally involved in the organisation's efforts to support charities. It is employees who nominate and organise the charity events with the support of the company. Employees spend a lot of their spare time each month baking cakes for the monthly charity days. Employees often come up with unique, fun ways to raise additional funds like bacon buttie sales, BBQ food for sale or fun runs and charity bike rides, raffles and games or quizzes. CHL likes to take suggestions from members of staff about how to improve CHL's environmental efforts and when suggestions come through they are quick to investigate these and take them on board where they can. There is a sense of team responsibility for being environmentally friendly and CHL has a conscience in this area.

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