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Digital marketing agency Sleeping Giant Media does its utmost to make sure its staff get the most out of their job. First, they offer unlimited holiday and have a pool table and ball pit in the office. This is to break up the normality of the work environment and to make sure employees have a good work-life balance.
Senior brand and marketing executive, Amber Vellacott, said: “Heath and wellbeing of our staff is of huge importance to us.”
The Folkestone-based company proactively encourages diversity by advertising jobs on various websites and social media. Recruitment is done on a point-based system to make it as fair as possible and enable clear feedback for those who are unsuccessful.
All managers conducting interviews receive training on being unbiased and ensure equality is achieved. HR software systems and access to a 24-hour HR advice line helps managers keep up to date with employment law.
Clinics are available for staff to come and discuss any concerns they have about the workplace. To make sure they settle in, new staff operate on a reduced client time. They also have peer mentors, regular checkpoints with management and clear career progression pathways. Personal support is offered through ‘team and coffee clinics’, focusing on mental health and wellbeing. Training sessions are a constant, as well as monthly company catch ups and staff have been given laptops so they do not need to always
be in the office to work.
Attending regular events, seminars and webinars help motivate employees to continue their learning. The company even took 35 members of the team to Ibiza to celebrate the company’s 10th anniversary.