Written by Natasha Oakland • Published 6th March 2019 • 1 minute read

Healthy and happy work relationships are important to us at The PHA Group as our people are at the heart of what we do here. Any business that doesn’t understand how vital good working relationships are ignoring it at their peril. Our culture and people are what make PHA a great place to work – we are a collaborative and entrepreneurial team where everyone is unique and valued for their individuality.

We begin building these relationships before our new starters join us. They are given the opportunity to meet their team and are sent their induction programme which sets out all the meetings arranged for them across the agency in their first week. They are also given a ‘buddy’ who will take them out for coffee and chat through what it’s like working at PHA and answer any questions they may have. At PHA, it’s so important for new starters to feel at ease and start their career here feeling welcomed.

Mentoring is an increasingly popular way to provide guidance and support to colleagues and our scheme supports and encourages the mentee to develop their knowledge, their skills and their confidence. It’s a supportive, one-to-one relationship, where the mentor acts as a sounding board and encourages the mentee to clarify their thoughts and feelings, helping them to achieve their goals.

Another way we encourage relationships to evolve is through social events hosted by PHA. Hit of the Month celebrates individual and team successes of the past month and is a great way to bring everyone together in a social environment. We also have a ‘team treat’ twice a year, where teams choose a social event to do together away from the office, such as ten-pin bowling, curling or gin tasting.

The people at PHA are the DNA of our business. We are proud to encourage initiatives that champion and foster a close-knit community – employees who connect and engage with each other deliver the best results.