We’ve been recognised for the support we provided to colleagues over the course of the pandemic, with a ‘Highly Commended’ third place result for ‘Best Employee Support Strategy During a Crisis’ in the 2021 Engage Awards.
We’re delighted to have been recognised alongside DPD and Policy Expert, who took home first and second place respectively, with Bupa, Dr. Martens and many other household names shortlisted too.
We worked hard throughout the pandemic to ensure colleague wellbeing and engagement remained a top priority, making sure colleagues felt safe and supported, and remained connected, whether working in our branch network or in our business support teams.
We made sure we engaged all areas of the business; from remote and office-based colleagues, to our branch teams and new starters to the Society through a new colleague Intranet, newsletters, access to specially trained Mental Health First Aiders and wellbeing gifts through the post.
The impact this had on our colleagues was shown in our annual engagement survey, with 96% of colleagues agreeing or strongly agreeing that the Society supported them during the pandemic^.
“This award has really shown us that we’ve been doing the right thing by our colleagues.” Rob Pheasey, Chief Executive of Marsden Building Society said, “Colleague wellbeing has always been a priority, but the pandemic reinforced just how important it is, and made us change how we connect with colleagues to make sure they feel safe and supported.
“We’re delighted to have been recognised in this category, especially considering the calibre of companies shortlisted alongside us. We’re looking forward to building on our internal communications and colleague engagement strategy in 2022 to continue making the Marsden a great place to work!”
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^2020 Colleague Engagement Survey