HTG has been recognised at an awards ceremony for its commitment to workplace wellbeing.
HTG was one of 61 organisations to take part in Mind’s seventh annual Workplace Wellbeing Index and was recognised with a Gold Award, meaning it has successfully embedded mental health into its policies and practices and demonstrated a long-term, in-depth commitment to staff mental health.
Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Index is a benchmark of best policy and practice, celebrating the good work employers are doing to promote and support positive mental health, and providing key recommendations on the specific areas where there is room to improve. This year, Mind surveyed almost 16,000 employees across the 61 employers participating in the Index. The 2022-23 Index Awards, hosted by Mind’s CEO Sarah Hughes, took place on 29 June and saw people from a wide range of organisations across sectors come together to celebrate their achievements. The Index has also seen a mix of returning organisations eager to assess the impact of their newly implemented wellbeing initiatives as well as first-time organisations starting their journey to improve employee wellbeing.
Andrew Berrie, Head of Workplace Wellbeing at Mind, said: The organisations participating in our Workplace Wellbeing Index are, undoubtedly, leading the way in their work to assess the impact of their efforts. By consulting with their people on what is working and where they could improve, and embedding best practice, they are prioritising employee mental health and wellbeing."
HTG, who entered the awards for the first time, achieved the second-highest score of all the participating employers for their staff survey. 100% of those surveyed felt the organisation encourages openness and discussion about mental health and 100% of those who experienced poor mental health while working at HTG felt confident they would be supported. This can be attributed to HTG’s range of services and benefits that support their employees to maintain optimum mental health. These include offering work/life balance, financial security, promoting healthy lifestyle choices, formal mental health support structures, opportunities for continuous learning and development, and enrichment activities like volunteering and social events.
Director of People Experience, Louise Roughley said ”We promote the mental health and wellbeing of our team by fostering a people-first culture. We care about how our employees feel and take a multi-pronged approach to ensure we’re doing all we can to contribute to them maintaining a positive state of mind. The most important facet of our current approach, I believe, is our commitment to listen to our employees and respond to their needs.
We are delighted to receive a Gold award from Mind, the mental health charity. Maintaining a thriving, mentally healthy culture at HTG is going to take continuous effort from everyone, but we are unwavering in our long-term commitment to the wellbeing of our team.”