Not only do we offer our staff a competitive remuneration and benefits package, but we also support part-time, job-sharing and flexible working requests where possible.
During the year under review, 19% of the workforce carried out their roles on a part-time basis in order to meet family commitments. We believe this competitive approach to remuneration, alongside an attractive working environment, has continued to keep staff turnover low at 6.25%, with an average length of service of 8.7 years.
||Total number of staff as at 31 March 2019
||Average length of service (years)
To ensure a highly skilled and experienced team, Helical continues to evaluate training needs in line with business objectives. Our employees are actively encouraged to attend training that enhances their knowledge and benefits the business. Over the year, our staff undertook 699 hours of training and development, an average of 3.5 days per employee.
We promote well-being through a number of benefits including a paid-for gym membership, medical insurance, a cycle to work scheme and the availability of fruit and healthy snacks at the office.
As Helical operates with a small team, our ability to establish excellent long-term relationships with our advisors, agents and other suppliers is very important. As part of this, fair treatment of suppliers remains a key priority for Helical and the Group’s policy is to settle all agreed liabilities as soon as possible and within the terms established with them.