Quick facts

About HCSS Education


What is it like to work for HCSS Education

Leadership
Leadership
At HCSS Education each leader operates an open door policy and encourages employees to have their say through positive feedback in team meetings and performance reviews. All employees are encouraged to attend an Invention and Innovation group if they have an idea or suggestion – this enhances a culture of continual improvement and innovation. Each department head prepares a monthly report detailing any improvements suggested and implemented in their department – no matter how small. This report is submitted to the CEO and feedback is provided to reinforce this behaviour. Employees are always encouraged to ‘have a go’ and are supported to take risks in their drive for excellence, there is a no blame culture - the focus is always on what lessons have been learned, what needs to change to make it better next time and what needs to continue. Information is shared openly with all employees on the company’s targets and progress. The company hold quarterly team briefings for all employees detailing their progress against the strategic objectives of the business together with a detailed review of their performance against KPIs as detailed in their dynamic scorecard. Regular one to ones are held with all employees and the company values form a key part of these discussions. A quarterly award is presented based on nominations from staff for demonstration of the company values.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
To maintain employee well-being, HCSS Education provides on-site flu vaccinations that are funded by the company. They encouraged participation in the ‘British Heart Foundation Pedometer challenge, with 6 teams entering, and a prize giving funded and arranged by the company at the end. This also encouraged team working as teams walked together. The use of ACAS on line materials for well-being is encouraged and Managers are sent links to relevant webinars to support them managing the well-being of their staff.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
HCSS Education has a dress down day every month where everyone brings in £2 and then they nominate a charity to donate to proceeds to. They also support a local radio station every Christmas where they ask everyone to bring in 1 toy which they can donate to their toy appeal for underprivileged children. The company also donate £250 to this charity. Each quarter employees can nominate a charity that they have been involved with to receive the company’s quarterly charitable donation. Employees are encouraged to become governors and 3 employees are currently taking on this role. The company has an annual plan of activities for the coming 12 months for social and charitable purposes which will be supported by the company. They also support the Rucksack appeal for homeless people.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Earning £35,000+:

    25%

  • Average Age:

    34

  • Male : Female:

    65% / 35%

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