The health and wellbeing of our employees is a priority. We recognise that individuals work best and can achieve sustainable high-performance over time when they are healthy and feeling valued. This is supported by our culture, leadership and how we manage our people.
Our HR team and Directors operate an open-door policy with the hope that individuals feel able to discuss any issues they have at work or in their private lives and can receive reassurance and support. Our absence levels continue to be very low and wherever necessary we work with our occupational health provider to support our employees appropriately.
In addition to launching agile working, we received extremely positive feedback on our Savile Row office refurbishment with 94% of respondents saying that the new facilities supported
their wellbeing. We continue to provide healthy breakfasts and fruit and vegetables throughout the day. We work closely with our occupational health provider and offer well-being seminars, on topics including cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes, and services such as flu vaccinations. Attendance and feedback have been excellent and similar seminars, on subjects such as emotional and mental health, will be run in 2019.
During 2018 we reviewed our benefit package and introduced dental insurance to all employees regardless of seniority, in addition toprivate medical insurance and a healthcare cash plan. Through the healthcare cash plan, all employees have access to an Employee Assistance Programme, fitness and exercise discounts and other health and wellbeing resources.