Here at Hastings we aim to do the right thing for our colleagues and their wellbeing is a big part of this. We want to make sure our colleagues have the right advice, education and support available so they are healthier, happier and stronger inside and outside of the workplace. Our Wellbeing champions help support the programme and ensure colleagues are kept up to date with the latest events and initiatives.
Meet Nikki, a Wellbeing champion based at our head office in Bexhill. Here she tells us more about the wellbeing programme at Hastings and how she supports her peers around the business.
I became a Wellbeing champion to raise awareness of the help that is available to colleagues, and to encourage others to talk about mental health.
The highlights for me have been the amazing response from colleagues and leaders on all things Wellbeing, and seeing brave people feeling confident in speaking out on a wide range of wellbeing topics.
Getting more colleagues involved in the wellbeing programme and the activities, and seeing what great ideas we can come up with to improve it for the next 12 months.
I support my colleagues within the department by reminding the teams to talk about wellbeing and any issues that may be affecting them. I also remind them of events and activities coming up and how they can get involved.
Talk! It can sometimes to be hard to express ourselves, so make sure you reach out to friends and family and don’t shut yourself away.
To find out more about what we offer our colleagues, click here.
The shifts in customer service teams are quite colleague friendly. There is free tea and coffee in the call centre, and a subsidised Costa Coffee and canteen. There are lots of incentives to earn more, and a decent social life.
It has a really positive environment with everyone who works there being very helpful. The managers really do go out of their way to assist you. There are a lot of benefits and rewards at Hastings Direct which if you are doing well are quite easy to achieve.
There is a well-rounded approach to the wellbeing of all colleagues, including an inclusive approach to wellbeing activities. Hastings Direct aims to roundly develop colleagues and set them up for future careers within the company.
There is a wonderful work environment, with a strong sense of team work which purveys throughout the business. And there is a sense of friendly competition which works to heighten this.
As an employer, Hastings Direct offers a lot of company benefits to all employees which are fantastic and I feel this is quite unique. The company culture is inclusive and encourages everyone to participate in local causes.
All employees are well looked after, respected and recognised for the hard work we do for the company. It is a great experience to be working with such amazing team. It much easier for me to balance my work and personal life.
It’s a great place to work with amazing benefits, support and colleagues. Lots of hands on support. Amazing rewards for achieving targets and also plenty of time to get together as a team outside of work and bond with your colleagues.
The company culture, management structure and general atmosphere is really good. The share scheme and Hastings Direct rewards are also fantastic for staff.