Whilst they might have just been acquired by fintech giant HUB24 (ASX: HUB) things haven’t changed at Class (ASX: CL1) with regard to their people and culture.
Investing in people has always been a priority for the tech company, especially given the so called ‘war on talent’ that has hiring managers and HR staff pulling out all the stops, vying for the attention of skilled workers.
The Company has invested in employee education with their Learning@Class framework. The program offers a range of professional development experiences to build the capability of their leaders and high potential talent. The Company runs inclusive leadership training to help raise awareness of unconscious biases in their leaders. Class also offers an optional networking group where employees can build support networks and engage with each other to share ideas, experiences, articles and podcasts.
What puts Class above the rest is the comprehensive support around wellbeing, and not just mental health. The Company takes a very holistic approach to their employee’s wellness.
Wellbeing@Class was launched last year to create a positive, healthy workplace and a culture of wellness at Class. The concept has four key pillars, seeking to support employee’s mental, financial, physical and social health.
Class offers a 100% confidential, 24/7 telephone-based counselling service to employees and their family. In 2020 during the emerging COVID-19 crisis, they additionally offered this service to their clients too.
2020 also saw Class partner with Findex to run multiple financial education sessions for their people. The partnership included Class funded financial advice sessions with a Findex advisor.
With regards to physical health, Class holds regular team fitness challenges to cater for the different needs of their people. Throughout the past year Class sponsored memberships to a range of health programs such as step challenges, nutrition advice and group sessions.
Class’ social health initiatives were key during the pandemic and continue to be important as hybrid working arrangements stay in place. Maintaining a sense of social connection is central to wellbeing and Class ensured this by keeping teams connected through virtual social events and dedicated Slack channels.
Additionally, the Company has recently implemented paid organisation wide days off to allow employees to recharge and avoid burnout.
Andrew Russell, Managing Director of Class commented on the wellness initiatives, saying: “Class recognises the mental fatigue most employees face at this time. We also want to recognise the phenomenal year we’ve had as Class has continued to grow because our team members are the reason for that growth. The collective days off are just one of the many initiatives Class has rolled out to help staff through this trying time.”
The initiatives are all part of Class’ collective, organisation-wide effort to attract and retain the best talent, as well as ensure that employees are engaged, focused and performing.
For more information on Class’ employee wellness initiatives click here.
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