Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Communications strategy
  • Website:
    http://www.hanovercomms.com
  • UK locations:
    London
  • Contact
    • 70 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8BT

About Hanover Communications


What is it like to work for Hanover Communications

Leadership
Leadership
Hanover is transformational, inventive, confident, smart, full-blooded and independent, and these 6 values represent the Hanover culture and drive their external perception and tone of voice. They have distilled this positioning into one statement “Uncommon Sense”. The company’s values and mission are communicated to all new starters in a face-to-face meeting with the Managing Director in their first week and are reinforced in the monthly company meetings run by the Senior Management Team. The SMT demonstrate their commitment to company values by disseminating these in their 6-monthly team away-days. Each away-day is based around one of the key values to ensure that the team are fully engaged in the company values and understand the key messages that sit behind these. Another example of the SMT’s engagement with the values is the development of the ‘We Grow’ initiative within the healthcare team that encourages internal development from the bottom-up to ensure that the team are utilising each of the Hanover values to drive progression, team-work and motivation. The SMT are also launching a new style of lunch & learns which will be linked to one of the Hanover values delivered by internal and external speakers reinforcing the values through informative sessions.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Hanover regularly sends their employees on secondments, in order that they can learn a more holistic view of their role. Currently they have a number of people working on short to medium-term secondments within their clients, e.g one of our Account Directors has just completed a 6 month secondment with Sky. He spent Mon - Weds every week at their office, working with the government affairs team on projects worked on by their agency. He has learned so much as a result of his being 'on the other side' and in a few weeks will be delivering a Lunch & Learn to his colleagues to share his experience. Every 2 months the company also send junior members of the team to their office in Brussels, where they learn about EU politics, get a tour of the European Parliament buildings, meet clients locally and build relationships with their colleagues in this office. Social activities are woven into the schedule and they stay in a furnished apartment within minutes of the office, and sightseeing trips are also offered to those who are not familiar with the city.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
To help in the company’s recruitment efforts and as an added incentive for their employee referral programme, they offered an all-expenses paid weekend trip to Ibiza for an employee and 1 guest for a successful recommendation. Each month senior management recommend their team's 'innovator of the month' to recognise their efforts to go above and beyond. In the summer the company put all the winners names year to date into a hat and drew 4 names who were sent to the Home House Summer Festival for an all-expenses paid trip. The company also offer spot bonuses to mid-level/ junior team members who they feel have made a significant contribution to the business outside of their key responsibilities e.g. as a reward for new business leads or work on projects which are so outstanding they end up being nominated for an industry award. An added perk of working on an award-winning piece of work is attendance to a glamorous awards dinner.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance with at least 50% of employees taking this up

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies where profit related pay is available and at least 50% of people receive it

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Average Age:

    31

  • Staff Turnover:

    35%

  • Male : Female:

    53% / 47%

  • Staff:

    59

  • Earning £35,000+:

    61%

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