Starting out Life at Hymans
02 Jul 2018 - Estimated reading time: 2 minutes
When you start out life at any company, there are nerves, it’s natural. Some doubts will creep in and you might anxiously ask yourself; “Have I made the right move? Was I sold the truth or a fabricated version of it? How will I get on here?
For me, when I joined Hymans back in March of this year, it was exactly the same. Coupled with these doubts. I was moving across from a different industry and hadn’t paid much attention to my own pension, so let’s just say I wasn’t an expert in the industry. What I did have were skills particular to my new role, and the hope that these skills would keep my afloat while I tried to learn what Gilts+x% meant, or why a company would buy-in.
Thankfully, and pretty quickly, all of these anxious questions were very quickly put to bed, and I can honestly say my transition into my new role here at Hymans has been the smoothest I’ve ever experienced.
From day one, both my Line Manager and HR had a plan for me. I was eased into my new team, and over the space of three weeks attended a number of induction meetings which were scheduled to help me understand what we offer, how we are positioned in the industry and generally how Hymans ticks. After those three weeks passed I was fully submerged in work, but the learning didn’t stop there.
What really blew me away about Hymans, was how happy everyone was to help me out, and explain how things worked. There were no sighs, or eye rolling, all I received was friendly and helpful advice, from people who genuinely wanted to help me understand.
A grown up company:
I have worked for a couple of organisations prior to starting here, and thoroughly enjoyed my time working there for a variety of reasons. Some of them were bigger, some smaller than Hymans, but none as mature. What I mean by that is, you’re trusted to do your job here. You’re given the autonomy to go and get on with your work, and are treated with respect that you’re good at what you do as a base template, rather than suspicion which can be present when people haven’t worked with you before. Furthermore, praise is given where it is due. You don’t just hear from someone when something has gone awry, if you’ve done a good job you’ll hear about it, both from the person delivering it and from your Manager.
On top of this, there is genuine flexible working here at Hymans. Mobile working is used, and encouraged throughout the organisation. You don’t have to stick to set working from home days, but you can if you want to and the technology works so that meetings happening across the country aren’t affected.
Most importantly, there is a no blame culture here. If something goes wrong the first reaction is to fix the problem, learn from it and try to make sure it doesn’t happen again. There is no finger pointing, and this is really refreshing to experience. I’ve been in a couple of meetings where a mistake has been highlighted to someone and the way in which it was dealt with was excellent. As an employee this drives you to be better.
It’s nice to start life at a company which believes and lives in what it sells during the interview stage.