Quick facts

About bdht


What is it like to work for bdht

Leadership
Leadership

The Leadership Team have made a conscious effort to learn more about team members’ roles and their pressures and part of this is the Leaders going out with the tradesmen, working with the cleaners and joining them with their journey. Other initiatives include happy motivating posters designed by staff using photographs of their staff. The turn left initiative for those who work on the first floor is so they turn left and walk through the ground floor office to say ‘hello’ in the morning. Senior managers recognise the importance in providing an environment where people feel empowered.

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
At BDHT they try never to say ‘no’ to anyone’s request for development. They believe that the motivation and goodwill created by actively supporting staff on meeting their personal work related ambitions is invaluable. Each year their corporate sponsorship programme ensures that any member of staff is given the opportunity to achieve their ambitions ranging from a GCSE in English to a professional qualification. In the last five years 78% of their staff have engaged in the corporate sponsorship scheme. Using the MC3 tool as the starting point BDHT developed a bespoke Leadership Development Programme focusing on motivation energy, prioritisation, encouragement, engagement and empowerment. This learning was used to examine BDHT's current structures and system, and consider how to best support the development of staff.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
The Wellbeing breakfasts, eight per year, are a huge hit with staff. Everyone gets to socialise with colleagues and improve their health and wellbeing! This year the ‘Wellbeing Champions’ developed the concept of ‘mind-body link’, looking at ‘the energies’, raising awareness of the negative effects of stress on people's bodies, recognising that people are human-beings with different personalities, energy levels and interests. Successful new initiatives have been a visit by The Energy Doctor to re-energise lives! Establishment of a weekly yoga group. The ‘No Skills Required’ staff choir, recognising positive effects on wellbeing of music and singing. Training ‘Wellbeing Champions’ to deliver ‘NHS Health Chats’ to motivate colleagues to make small changes to their lifestyles to benefit their long term health. Mental Health Awareness training sessions for Leaders. Following staff feedback the usual Wellbeing Day was transformed into ‘Feed Your Soul Fortnight’ with taster Qui-Gong sessions, holistic therapies, wellbeing walks, health talks, ‘Mindfulness’ sessions, staff lunch share, a health quiz, culminating in a morning of laughter with the Laughter Clinic! An added benefit was that all staff were allowed time out to attend two sessions during their working day and everyone was given a voucher for an extra hour in bed! Although a simple idea, but probably the most important thing bdht do, is to encourage people to have fun. Furthermore BDHT expect that this is part of the working day. The more they promote fun, the better they perform.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    20% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    NFP - Companies offering a minimum of 27 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    Childcare

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Dental Insurance
    Dental Insurance

    Dental insurance offer to all employees

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Earning £35,000+:

    11%

  • Staff:

    139

  • Staff Turnover:

    3%

  • Male : Female:

    42% / 58%

  • Average Age:

    45

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