This esteemed event recognises and rewards great employment initiatives and celebrates employee practices across many industries, so the award means a lot to us.
Employee Experience at Spindogs
We were incredibly excited to be nominated in the Agency of the Year category, and spent the weeks leading up to the awards putting together our presentation and making sure the whole team was involved, even if they couldn’t attend in person.
On the day, we had the opportunity to give an open presentation on all the amazing things we do for our employees. It was fantastic to be able to share with the attendees all the ways in which we ensure the Spindogs team always has opportunities for continuous improvement, learning, and personal development.
We channelled the positive energy we are known for into giving a presentation that was truly inspiring and portrayed the fantastic team morale and working environment we maintain, both in HQ and across our remote locations.
The message we communicated to judges was the exceptional care we take of our employees, how engaged and supported all our team members feel, and how positively our Employee Experience has affected the business.
What we do for our amazing team
We are firm believers that our people are our business, so we are constantly striving to improve the Employee Experience for both our HQ staff and our remote workers in big and small ways, including:
- Culture Club: Representatives of the different departments across the company assemble every week to come up with after-work events and treats for our team, as well as discuss any wider issues to do with spreading and maintaining the Spindogs company culture. From coffee runs and movie nights to integrating our remote staff, the Culture Club activities are designed to boost morale and show appreciation across teams.
- Team Socials: We make sure all our team members work well together and have fun through organising a variety of socials. Focused on developing different skills, we take our staff to pizza making and murder mysteries, escape rooms and sports activities. We encourage everyone to bond through working together and staff always look forward to our team socials.
- Warm Welcome: All our new starters are greeted with a welcome pack with a personalised welcome letter and personalised mug, and encouraged to pick a postcard to add to our collection. We also schedule 1-2-1 meetings so new staff members can get to know the team and welcome drinks in a more relaxed after-work environment, where we can really bust out our dance moves.
- Wellbeing & Support: At HQ, we are dedicated to looking after our team’s wellbeing, both professionally and personally. Staff members are encouraged to develop and upskill, and provided with internal training and recognition for their successes. We also run mindfulness sessions with Fresh Air Fridays and treat our team to free massages to keep everyone in top shape.
Why this award is so important for us
Here at Spindogs, we take great care to make sure all our team members are happy and feel supported, both in their job roles and outside of work hours. For us, Employee Experience is not just an initiative, it’s our culture. The Silver in Agency of the Year means our efforts have been recognised across industries.
We’ve also had some really positive feedback from the judges on the EXA panels, who we thoroughly enjoyed networking with. Watch this space for the next year’s awards when we snatch up the gold!