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Officially a World Class
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Officially a Good
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APTLY FOR A company focusing on recruitment, training and development, people working at Office Angels say the experience is valuable for their future (84% positive, a result beaten by only four others). Their factor score of 78% in our survey for Personal Growth — how the 373 employees feel about training and their future prospects — is the sixth best. Almost £600 per employee is spent on training in areas such as internal mentoring, job shadowing and e-learning and 12% of consultants were promoted in the past year. They say their job is good for their own personal growth and they are not bored with the work they do (both 83%, with the latter coming third overall). There is an annual conference as well as regional social events at the London-based company, which recruits, trains and develops office support staff at 80 sites around the country. Employees find working in teams is a buzz (81%) and fun (87%), and more than one in 10 have been at the organisation for at least a decade; a long-service lunch is held every year. This year, more than 100 employees are due to be whisked away to Marrakesh for five days to reward them for their hard work. Previous prizes have included a five-star, all-expenses-paid trip to Rio de Janeiro last year, lunch hosted by managing director Steven Kirkpatrick, cookery lessons in Paris and vouchers worth £1,000. Managers see staff in “hook-up” meetings to make sure they know what is expected of them, and two more top-10 answers (both 82%) show that employees feel bosses share knowledge and information and care about them as individuals. Most of the workforce is female and Office Angels has a maternity guide for new and expectant mothers giving tips on pre- and post-maternity leave. New mothers can try a phased return to work and they are aided by colleagues acting as “maternity buddies”. After two years' service, women get maternity pay of six weeks at 90% of average earnings, another six weeks at 50% of basic salary and 27 weeks at the statutory rate. Work is an important part of employees' life (85%) and they would probably not leave if offered another job tomorrow (79%). More than a quarter of staff (27%) did voluntary work in office hours last year. They are entitled to take a day off each year for charitable activities.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

96% of staff agreed

I feel proud to work for this organisation

All Management participate in training courses provided by the Learning and Development function where the importance of caring and understanding team members needs is explored. How to deal with difficult conversations and the understanding of the company policies and procedures. Managers will conduct after every occasion of absence a ‘return to work meeting' in which a conversations about the individuals wellbeing takes place for the manager to understand what, if any reasonable adjustments need to take place. Managers are integrally involved in Flexible working meetings and make decisions based on fact as to whether this can be accommodated or not.

My Team

94% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

All Management participate in training courses provided by the Learning and Development function where the importance of caring and understanding team members needs is explored. How to deal with difficult conversations and the understanding of the company policies and procedures. Managers will conduct after every occasion of absence a ‘return to work meeting' in which a conversations about the individuals wellbeing takes place for the manager to understand what, if any reasonable adjustments need to take place. Managers are integrally involved in Flexible working meetings and make decisions based on fact as to whether this can be accommodated or not.

Personal Growth

94% of staff agreed

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

Employees have bespoke training programmes devised for their specific job role requirements; these are in various formats however they all follow the ethos of career and personal development. Top Talent is a programme for Consultants to apply for, who wish to be promoted to the next level up. This programme allows them to gain experience, on the job training and be mentored by colleagues within the organisation to experience what the reality of Branch Managers role is. This development programme is a course to enhance the knowledge and skills of Consultants who based on their current experience and achievements, are provided guidance and enrichment in their current role whether this leads to promotion to Branch Manager or elsewhere within the Company. In the past year they have promoted around 12% of consultants to either Senior or Principal Consultant. Career Development is a continuous priority in the organisation and they are always looking to improve on the methods used to inspire and develop their employees. The Company also operates a Leadership Development Programme to ensure that Senior Managers also benefit from on-going development and support. All employees have access to a concept called the education zone and Learning Portal which with over 7000 learning modules is available to colleagues to choose how they want to be developed and in what area to enhance their own performance, grow and achieve.

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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