Huntswood CTC Limited

http://www.huntswood.com

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THEY'LL ALWAYS HAVE Paris at Huntswood after the company's memorable 18th birthday celebrations last year, when the whole workforce was invited to the City of Light with their partners. Huntswood manages business processes for other firms, handling complaints, making sure they meet regulatory requirements and recruiting for specialist jobs. It has certainly come of age: staff numbers rose from 135 to 183 last year, and the firm reported profits of £31.3m for 2013, its most recent figure. Clients include the top six retail banks and 13% of the FTSE, Huntswood says, and staffers really care whether or not the company succeeds (95%, a top-20 positive score). Last year saw the move to a new head office in Reading, the launch of a growth strategy for the next five years and the appointment of a new director to implement it. Most staff had a pay rise last year and managers have a budget for gifts such as vouchers or activity days to team members who have excelled. There's a strong sense of Wellbeing (72%); holiday entitlement ranges from 24 to 26 days, depending on length of service, and everyone benefits from flexible hours. www.huntswood.com

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99% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Huntswood has a range of wellbeing initiatives, including free gym memberships, massages during work time, health checks, free fruit, cycle to work, discount shopping vouchers, social activities, a fun and functional office environment and an Employee Assistance Programme service. HR have also recently engaged ‘wellbeing champions' from across the business who volunteered themselves to help enhance the wellbeing of Huntswood employees. The champions help with the organisation of wellbeing events and initiatives and provide feedback and ideas around what employees want in terms of their wellbeing at work. The HR team also monitors absence closely by accurately recording absence information, holding return to work interviews and offering appropriate support to employees where necessary. HR have an open door policy and employees always feel that they can speak to a member of the team should they need advice or guidance. Managers are given guidance on how best to manage employees that could be at risk of stress and often provide one to one catch ups to monitor these employees. As well as all this where possible flexibility with working hours is permitted to inspire a healthy work life balance.

My Team

93% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

Huntswood has a range of wellbeing initiatives, including free gym memberships, massages during work time, health checks, free fruit, cycle to work, discount shopping vouchers, social activities, a fun and functional office environment and an Employee Assistance Programme service. HR have also recently engaged ‘wellbeing champions' from across the business who volunteered themselves to help enhance the wellbeing of Huntswood employees. The champions help with the organisation of wellbeing events and initiatives and provide feedback and ideas around what employees want in terms of their wellbeing at work. The HR team also monitors absence closely by accurately recording absence information, holding return to work interviews and offering appropriate support to employees where necessary. HR have an open door policy and employees always feel that they can speak to a member of the team should they need advice or guidance. Managers are given guidance on how best to manage employees that could be at risk of stress and often provide one to one catch ups to monitor these employees. As well as all this where possible flexibility with working hours is permitted to inspire a healthy work life balance.

My Company

92% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

Every year Huntswood holds a New Year's party for employees and their partners. Although the concept itself isn't unique, the parties themselves are. The events are extravagant and employees often comment that the Huntswood parties are the best they have ever been to. This year's party was held at the Grosvenor hotel in London with a Great Gatsby theme. Employees and guests were treated to a three course meal, free bar and entertainment. This year's entertainment included Flavia and Vincent from Strictly Come Dancing and a big band with dancers. Last year employees received an all-expenses paid weekend in Paris, with entertainment including Michael McIntyre. At the parties the employees of the year award is presented. Throughout the year to celebrate key ‘wins' or events, the Founder and CEO often treat employees to lunch or gifts. For example, earlier in the year each Friday employees came into the office to find flowers, chocolate or champagne on their desks. Very recently, the Founder of the company hosted lunch for all employees to celebrate the company reaching its 20th birthday, which included Dominos pizza, burgers and Krispy Kreme doughnuts!

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