Employee Commitments

Staff engagement and benefits

We work hard to ensure our staff are fully engaged in all that we do and we operate a programme of internal communications across the Group to keep them informed.

We seek staff views through our annual engagement survey and we don’t just file the results away – we action them. Major programmes which have come as a result of staff surveys include our People Forum and our “Brilliance” recognition programme and annual awards which were created to celebrate and reward the people that work in our business.

Staff engagement

We work hard to ensure our staff are fully engaged in all that we do and we operate a programme of internal communications across the Group to keep them informed.

We seek staff views through our annual engagement survey and we don’t just file the results away – we action them. Major programmes which have come as a result of staff surveys include our People Forum and our “Brilliance” recognition programme and annual awards which were created to celebrate and reward the people that work in our business.  

Staff also get involved in choosing an NEC Group Charity of the Year.

We also offer a competitive salary and a wide range of employee benefits such as private healthcare, additional holidays, free meals and ticket offers. Salaries are reviewed each year in consultation with our union and with the benefit of an external benchmarking exercise.

We also offer competitive salaries which are reviewed each year and a wide range of employee benefits which include:

  • We offer a number of enhanced benefits such as maternity, paternity and parental leave as well as flexible working options to help support you when things in your life change
  • In addition to recognising national bank holidays we offer 25 days annual leave that rises to 26 in the next holiday year
  • We offer access to a generous group personal pension plan where we will match your contributions up to 7% and in addition you will gain savings on your tax and national insurance contributions
  • Life assurance of three times your annual salary is also provided if you are a contributing member of the pension scheme
  • We fund single cover or family cover private medical insurance, depending on your pay band
  • We have a great flexible benefits scheme in place called CHOICES which allows you to shape your own reward package choosing from a wide range of benefits such as childcare vouchers, extra holiday, dental insurance and a healthcare cash plan
  • We also have an employee discount scheme called CHOICES+ which offers a wide range of fantastic savings everyday purchases in addition to holidays, family days out, cinema visits and much more. There are also a number of outlets across our sites which offer discounts to employees
  • You will receive the fantastic benefit of a free lunch, free on-site parking and discounted annual travel passes for the West Midlands regions and beyond
  • We offer free eye test vouchers and help towards the cost of glasses for all eligible staff and an on-site occupational health service which offers benefits such as work related health checks, blood pressure monitoring, cholesterol checks and physiotherapy
  • We have ‘open to all’ prayer rooms available as part of our interfaith chaplaincy provision and provide an employee assistance helpline which offers a confidential and impartial support service, which is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for you and your family

STAFF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT’

At the NEC Group we have clear career paths for those who wish to take them and a clear vision for learning and development, all of which can lead to a rewarding working life and prospects.

We offer a wide range of development opportunities through work placements, apprenticeship programmes, interventions with local colleges and universities and an extensive in-house learning and development programme, and we provide tailored plans at every stage of your career whether it’s at your induction or on the job.

In 2013 we introduced our Talent Programme and a new comprehensive Leadership and Development training portfolio to recognise and enhance the skills of those who work for us. We now conduct an annual talent mapping and succession planning exercise which has provided an excellent business tool for identifying areas of learning and development needs, both for the business as a whole and for individuals, and each NEC Group employee should have a Learning and Development plan as part of their annual performance review.

The NEC Group Learning and Development team has delivered over 10,000 pieces of e-learning and over 600 delegates attended face to face workshops – all focused on making our people the best they can be now and in the future.

In addition, a group of around 14 individuals, identified as being our future leaders and with high potential for adding value in our company, work through a tailored 12-month Talent programme to develop their skills and career.

WHAT OUR EMPLOYEES SAY ABOUT US

It’s fantastic to be surrounded by people so passionate about their jobs and committed to delivering outstanding events. It’s what drives the success of the NEC Group.

I have a great sense of pride to see shows that launch with us and watch them grow and flourish.

It’s a privilege to work with such a variety of industries and communities that choose and trust the NEC as a place to put their events on.