Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Insurance, Consumer services
  • Year established:
    2001
  • Website:
    http://www.markerstudy.com
  • Contact
    • Markerstudy House, 45 Westerham Road, Bessels Green, TN13 2QB

About Markerstudy Group of Companies


What is it like to work for Markerstudy Group of Companies

Leadership
Leadership
Senior Managers are role models and consistently represent Markerstudy’s V10 (values), building the organisation and ensuring they have a legacy for the future. They do this by encouraging monthly discussions to praise and provide feedback and support in demonstrating V10 behaviours, linking reward and recognition across the group to consistently demonstrating V10 and introducing their customer charter principles that take the values beyond the office environment to external customers. Managers also listen to ideas from staff and actively encourage feedback during ‘team forum’ sessions and ‘walk the floor’ opportunities. Many new ideas are elevated to the Board and developed. They also actively encourage fun as a part of the Markerstudy company ethos. Kevin is passionate about communicating with staff on a personal level. He is a people person, fascinated by what makes his organisation tick, devoted to improving benefits and dedicated to building a legacy. He has implemented a monthly ‘Messenger’ column called ‘View from the Top’, consistently voted favourite in staff surveys. There are also regular emails from him on important business announcements and rewards including prizes for internal competitions such as finals tickets at Wimbledon, VIP tickets to football and a box at the Rugby World Cup. He participated in the MSG Football tournament, led his own Dragon Boat Team at MSG FEST Dragon Boat Racing and even judged competitions including Markerstudy’s Got Talent, Stars in Our Eyes and singing competitions/dance offs with large cash prizes. These are just a selection of the ways in which Kevin is hugely involved with his employees, something that also strengthens his leadership and positive impact within Markerstudy. 
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
‘My Health and Wellbeing’ is Markerstudy’s online initiative involving regular blogs on healthy eating, exercise and even a weekly recipe section. The company also have an annual fitness challenge ‘Step On It’, where 75 teams of ten are supplied with a pedometer and are challenged to be the first to reach two million steps. There are also daily challenges including sit-ups, star jumps, press-ups and squats. Markerstudy have also recently introduced a free healthcare cash plan for every employee. This provides cashback for dental and optical treatment, along with physiotherapy, chiropractic, osteopathy, acupuncture and homoeopathy, specialist consultations and access to a GP helpline and online GP surgery. Preferential rates are available to staff with the onsite physiotherapist, as well as discounted rates with the local Personal Trainer. Markerstudy also have an Employee Assistance Programme, offering external counselling and expert advice. The Talent Development offer a variety of courses to promote smarter ways of working, including time management, email management and personal effectiveness courses. Executives and Senior Managers are offered one to one coaching sessions to ensure they develop their skills and abilities and to help deal with issues and challenges before they become bigger problems. They also have access to a mental health forum where they can confidentially communicate with other members of the EAP system and can share hints and tips, give advice or ask for help and support from people that have been through similar situations.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Motiv8 is Markerstudy’s central point for charitable activity, coordinating events like Markerstudy Day, the annual group wide activity fun day where staff raise money for local causes. Staff are also able to apply to Motiv8 for a donation towards their personal charity achievements and fundraising targets, offering up to £1,000 per quarter to good causes. Group charity initiatives from the last six months have included but are in no way limited to ‘Margo the Mini’, a £16,000 restoration project which will see the 1969 Mini auctioned at the Classic Motor Show in November with all proceeds going to Prostate Cancer UK. There is also National Pet Month, where employees collected hundreds of tins of animal food and donated it to their local pet charities. Staff are encouraged to take a paid working day to support a charitable cause once a year. They are also able to volunteer for a charity for a week without the need to use their holiday entitlement. Markerstudy have developed two free road safety awareness programmes supported by Kent County Council that prepare children for life as a driver. Delivered to more than 24,000 young people, the programme is being delivered to an average of 500 children per week in Kent, which the company are keen to expand. Markerstudy also take care of their staff, for example they have supported some medium term absences while the employees seek drug and alcohol rehabilitation services and have also provided welfare support as and when needed. In one particular case they’ve also supported an employee to get off the homeless list.

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Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

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

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies offering profit related pay to all employees

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    10%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    14%

  • Staff:

    3002

  • Average Age:

    34

  • UK sites:

    45

  • Male : Female:

    50% / 50%

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