Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Careers management & development
  • Year established:
    1995
  • UK locations:
    East of England

About HCS


What is it like to work for HCS

Leadership
Leadership
All managers including the CEO operate an open door policy and work in close proximity to their teams. New employees are invited to meet the CEO and senior leaders over specially convened buffet lunches and staff also have the chance to ask the leaders questions through the staff council. The CEO, Shaun Reason always makes an effort to talk to staff, not only about work but finds common ground on a personal level too. He invites criticism and responds to this by not acting defensively but by explaining/upholding the decision/action or by taking action to address the issue raised. He has also introduced a staff suggestion scheme that can be accessed anonymously which he personally deals with.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Employees are encouraged to organise and get involved with fundraising activities. Activities undertaken by employees have included a sky dive, swimathon and staff have also helped to decorate a youth centre and supported opportunity days for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities. The company is very much part of the community support infrastructure within and beyond Hertfordshire and they recruit local people where they can. HCS have an Environmental and Health & Safety Committee that meets regularly, with staff representatives from across the company. They have been instrumental in introducing their 'no-personal bin' policy and reducing their electricity usage with a 'lights off' campaign.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
HCS ensure employees are rewarded for their hard work and efforts. They provide a mix of financial and non financial incentives and rewards to staff that are proportionate to their charity status. HCS ensure staff meet regularly with their managers to receive feedback and praise on their work and ensure they receive salaries that are set at median market rates. The company offer a good range of occupational benefits such as sick pay and pension (both of which are at market leader rates). Employees can impact on their salaries through the annual company performance award and CEO Recognition Scheme which is peer nominated. If the company achieve external recognition and professional body awards, the CEO awards additional leave to all staff so everyone can share in the company's success.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

Company Statistics

  • Male : Female:

    14% / 86%

  • Staff Turnover:

    15%

  • Number of Staff:

    199

  • Staff:

    199

  • UK sites:

    4

  • Average Age:

    44

  • Earning £35,000+:

    9%

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