Allstate NI is accredited to Investors in People Gold Status and is an Investors in People Champion. It uses the IIP framework to benchmark against other companies and to highlight and act upon any areas of concern. ANI's People objectives focus around employee diversity, development and engagement as well as compensation, benefits and taxes. Maintaining ANI's status as being an Employer of Choice and Great Place to Work through benchmarking activities such as award submissions and Investor in People status is of great importance.
Energy for Life (EFL) is a day and a half energy management workshop that provides an opportunity to focus on who and what is most important in an employee's life. During their time, employees are asked to determine what's working and what's not working, and in turn learn strategies to build the energy they need for the people and things that matter most. Employees are invited to create a purpose-driven plan that fully engages them physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. The programme looks at everything from nutrition and exercise to mental health and wellbeing.
Since January 2013, coaches have been flown in from Allstate Home Office in Chicago for weeks at a time and to date 400 employees have been through the program across all three of our sites. This is the first programme of its kind in Northern Ireland and has been strongly supported and advocated by all staff that have taken the course. Allstate are a proud investor in our employees and we continue to look for ways in which we can go further.
Allstate NI is Northern Ireland's most successful IT company, winning over 50 highly prestigious business awards at local and national level. We beat off stiff competition to win the award for excellence in development of leadership at the Belfast Telegraph's annual business awards on 17th April. The judges were particularly impressed with our strategic commitment to develop strong and empathetic leaders and the investment made in leadership development (at all levels of leadership) through a variety of programs ie Lead to Succeed, Energy for Life, Emerging Leaders in association with Queens University and Trainee TM & Trainee SM talent management initiatives.
We were also very delighted that out of a total of six awards the Allstate NI teams were recognized in five categories at the CIPD NI Awards. The Energy for Life team headed up by Training Manager Paula Graham picked up the Health and Wellness Initiative award. This award recognizes the sterling work of the local team and the US trainers who have customized and are delivering our very own internal programme, designed to introduce employees to healthy behaviours and lifestyle. Our HR team picked up the award for Team of the Year and were also highly commended for their work in Employee. Engagement and Building HR Capability for the Future.
Allstate NI offers a generous benefits package. Click Here to download the benefits bulletin
A significant factor in the success of Allstate NI's unprecedented growth in
Northern Ireland, by which it has grown to over 2,250 professional IT employees in only 15 years, has been the company's ability to attract, retain and develop a diverse workforce.
The definition of diversity is not restricted to representation of migrant workers, but extends to include a high representation of females in a male dominated industry, a high representation of employees with a disability and a diverse age range which includes employees over the normal age of retirement.
Employees are critical to ensuring we can deliver high quality work on time for our customers. To promote ahealthier lifestyle we provide flu jabs to employees, various information sessions including NI Chest, Heart & Stroke advice, Quit to Commit — the smoking cessation class, weight loss programmes, Action Cancer, back care clinics and much more. Sports and Social committees are also run in each of the ANI offices to encourage employees to be active. Our competitive benefits package also includes Dental, Medical, Death in Service, Income Protection, Contributory gym membership, Eye care, Bonus of up to 6%, ick Pay Scheme and Company Contributory Pension scheme.