6th July 2012
Bexhill based Hastings Direct's HR team has scooped two top honours at a prestigious industry award this week being named the 2012 Top HR Team of the Year in the Private Sector and the Best Talent Management Strategy Award.
The HR Excellence Awards were attended by some of the UK's leading companies and Hastings fought off stiff competition from household names including Carphone Warehouse, Ageon UK and Sainsbury's to win.
Hastings Direct is one of the UK's fastest growing insurance brokers. The company has doubled its staff numbers in the past two years and just past the one million customer mark. Judges were impressed with how the HR team not only managed to support the company through such rapid growth, but also create an effective leadership programme (Hastings Way Forward) which identifies talent and rising stars in the business and nurtures this talent to create a sustainable management legacy.
Amanda Menahem; HR director, Hastings Direct: "I'm proud of each and every one of our front line staff who successfully complete our Hastings Way Forward programme, its reward enough to see such rising stars flourish. For the programme to receive this external recognition is the icing on the cake".