What we've been doing to help our employees
During this very challenging period, we at HRS have been working hard to look after our employees. Our aim throughout the coronavirus pandemic has been to enable everyone to continue with their normal routines while also making allowances for self-care and mental health crisis management where necessary.
Like many companies, HRS made the switch to remote working last year, and most of our employees are still working from home now. We recognised straight away the importance of keeping the team connected and ensuring that nobody felt isolated; this is why we've been hosting frequent virtual meetups like our end-of-quarter celebration last month.
There was also our February Mile Challenge - HRS employees spent the month of February running, walking and cycling in an effort to clock up as many miles as possible and raise money for three fantastic charities (including Mind). We managed to cover 2,824 miles between us, and the total raised for our chosen charities was £7,692. Not only did this challenge help us to stay active during the latest lockdown, it also encouraged us to come together as a team and make a spirited group effort in spite of the fact that we weren't able to meet up in person.
We are constantly exploring new ways to keep our people engaged and happy in the workplace - in addition to the special events mentioned above, we have trialled a number of other initiatives during the coronavirus crisis, including:
- App for confidential mental health support and advice
- HRS running club
- HRS book club
- HRS netball club (coming soon)
- Yoga sessions
All of these things have helped the HRS team to maintain good mental health during these unprecedented times.
Meet the Team Careers at HRS