HSO

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HSO is a software provider and cloud consultancy which aims to be the best supplier of business solutions based on Microsoft technology that will improve processes for customers. They work with multinational businesses in the retail, distribution, manufacturing and service industries.

The core of the business is a pool of 200 dedicated employees, who despite the stresses and different working arrangements of the pandemic helped earned the company the accolade of 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year in the Modernise Finance and Operations category.

HSO recruitment is based on people “hungry” to be part of a growing business and attributes its success to carefully choosing those who fit the mould. All recruits are offered a “courtesy” interview with the managing director, who believes confidence in the senior leadership is fundamental to performance.

The wellbeing of the people it employs is crucial to HSO and it acknowledged that connections between managers and staff were even more important during the pandemic. Some employees have been trained as mental health first aiders and there are stress workshops to allow managers and colleagues to recognise the signs among each other.

A dedicated engagement team was set up to keep employees engaged throughout the lockdowns. Online activities included yoga, quizzes and a film and book club and families were not left out with pursuits such as card making classes at Christmas.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

97% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Recognising that stress is a workplace constant, two dedicated email accounts – one anonymous – were set up for employees to make suggestions and express concerns. All questions are read out and answered by senior managers each week at a company update call to ensure transparency.

Personal Growth

98% of staff agreed

I feel proud to work for this organisation

HSO created insight profiles for its 200 staff, followed by group training sessions to learn about each others' personalities. During the pandemic, all were encouraged to take at least one Microsoft accredited course to upskill their own careers. Weekly training sessions were held to connect home workers.

Giving Something Back

80% of staff agreed

I am happy with the pay and benefits I receive in this job

As well as raising £20,000 for its chosen charities, the company provided further support by supplying licences and building apps free of charge. For the Retail Trust, it created an app so staff could book mental health and wellbeing appointments. For another charity, an app allows them to track and manage donations.

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Private Healthcare

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