Hastings Direct awarded first class status — best companies accreditation

14th March 2012

Hastings Direct, one of the UK's fastest growing insurance brokers has just been awarded First Class status by workplace engagement specialists Best Companies.

Hastings is just one of 515 companies in the UK to gain accreditation this year.

Hastings Direct can now display its Star Rating from Best Companies — the latest in a string of awards for one of UK's fastest growing insurance providers and best places to work which was named Personal Lines Broker of the Year in December 2011.

To win the award, each of the company's 1200+ employees was invited to individually assess the company, its management and performance in an independent survey; it was this data, together with other information about the company and its performance, which helped secure its First Class status.

Amanda Menahem, HR director, Hastings Direct: "This external recognition is a significant milestone in our journey to be an employer of choice and best place to work. We regularly ask our staff to appraise our performance and let us know what more we can do to support their career growth — it is fantastic for Hastings Direct to be publically and independently endorsed. We are looking to employ an additional 200 staff this year and awards such as this ensure we attract the very best calibre of new recruits."

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