Hotwire

We’re a Global Communications Consultancy delivering PR & digital marketing services to top tech brands in London, UK.
https://www.hotwireglobal.com/

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Global communications consultancy Hotwire helps businesses better engage and connect with their customers and it used its know-how to ensure it communicated well with staff and kept them feeling energised during the pandemic.

Hotwire launched a “self-care” initiative which provided people with time off and they also ran a number of virtual social activities from a Boogie Bingo and a cinema to a global Bootcamp which included cooking masterclasses, escape room games and improv classes.

Founded in 2000 in London, the business operates across 11 locations covering the UK, US, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Australia, together with a partner network spanning 29 cities around the world. Employees are often part of international teams and there is constant knowledge sharing across offices, teams and countries. Hotwire's clients include Zoom, Hostelworld, Travelex and BIC Shave Club.

The culture is built on being ambitious, adventurous, proactive, connected, transparent and one team. Hotwire supported remote working before the pandemic through its Thoughtful Working Policy, which allows for flexibility in terms of working location amongst other things. The comprehensive induction and training programmes ensure that employees have the skills they need and there are clear career paths to progress to within the company. Each Team has a social budget for activities such as cocktail making and wine tasting to strengthen bonds and collaboration.

Hotwire provides a monthly allowance towards electricity/Wi-Fi costs and eligible employees can now use their annual wellbeing allowance to enhance their home working environment.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

96% of staff agreed

I love working for this organisation

After four years' service, employees can take a sponsored sabbatical choosing between three-months' leave at half pay, six-weeks' leave at full pay or a one-off bonus instead of the time off. Hotwire has extended this to offer six weeks' leave at full pay after every four years of continuous service.

Wellbeing

76% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Hotwire provided training for line managers on mental wellbeing and trained more employees as Mental Health First Aiders. It also offered bi-weekly virtual yoga sessions and encouraged employees to block time in their calendars during the day to go for a walk or other exercise.

Giving Something Back

87% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

The Hotwire Ignite Possibility Programme, part of its diversity, equity and inclusion strategy, is directing up to $1 million in pro bono brand, marketing, and public relations services to qualifying tech and tech-enabled organisations that are minority-led or provide a product or service benefitting minority communities.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2000
Total number of employees
1
Number of UK locations
32
Employee average age
31% : 69%
Male : Female employee ratio
61%
Employees earning £35k+
23%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Private Healthcare

Companies offering private health insurance to all employees.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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Quote from the top...
“We are very proud to have achieved the 3 star accreditation for 2 years in a row. It is our people who make us successful through the good and the challenging times.”

Tara O'Donnell, Managing Director - Hotwire

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