Always looking for new ways to use our collaboration tools. We have multiple channels of communication to make sure that we always capture the right audience, and we use Google’s collaboration tools to make sure that people can each take ownership of fitting work around their plans – working asynchronously.
We work in cloud! We’re in a growing market which provides exciting opportunities to all. We encourage our people to think outside of the norms of ‘what exists now’ and think about what they could do and want to to do – then we help them work towards just that.
Not only gaining feedback via surveys, but encouraging our people to speak out and do things when they have an idea to improve. It’s part of our values to ‘crack on’ – we don’t want to put boundaries in peoples’ place when their intentions are to do the right thing.
Focusing a lot of time and energy on people development and learning. We support them with additional learning days – where they can book time off just for their own career development – we pay for their certifications, we encourage PDPs, cross learning and have career tracks that don’t purely focus on moves into team leadership but specialisation and expertise.
They made them! We didn’t want our values to tell our people who to be or what to do, we loved the culture already established so we let our employees define our values to help us maintain our culture as we grow.
Different people care about different things, and we try to cater for that. Need flexibility around home routines such as walking the dog, going to the gym or family care? We can do that. Love working from home but need to get out of the house and connect with colleagues? We can do that. Aspirations of career progression? We can do that too. We also recognise the value of climbing the career ladder as a ‘specialist’ just as much as a ‘people leader’ so we have paths based on what suits peoples’ skills best.
Getting stuck in! Tom is always keen to share ideas, help and listen to our people. He’s also really enthusiastic about helping people achieve their personal goals and career plans – so that resonates in the business.
Aside from our flexibility related policies (Hybrid, Work from Anywhere, and the general promotion and usage of flexible working options such as part time or condensed hours), we also have a huge focus on helping our people to develop skills for their careers. For this we give everyone 10 learning days they can book per year, where they can switch off from their day to day purely to focus on their own development. We also have a ‘future leaders’ programme encouraging entrepreneurial skills, where people get to work on a business idea, create a plan, and pitch to our board. We’ve even seen some investment from the business go in to our employees ideas – which is exciting to see!
We were already working in a ‘hybrid’ way pre-pandemic, so we were quick to move fully remote to keep our people safe, and easily moved back to ‘hybrid’ again afterwards so that people could make decisions on what is best for them. We’ve since introduced our 90 day “Work from Anywhere” policy which allows people – not only to work from anywhere inside – but outside of their home country.
During the lockdowns we introduced a lot of initiatives to help people connect from home, such as games ran at certain times each day – to allow for breaks – and remote team and cross-team get togethers (eg. escape rooms).
Over the last 10+ years our open culture has been the backbone of our growth. We’ve nurtured an environment that empowers our people to get the job done. Meanwhile, we invest in their education, development, and – whether for family, mental health or other reasons – we give the flexibility to maintain a real work-life balance.
We strive to progress our industry as a whole and are using the B Corporation framework to continuously build on how we can treat our employees, community and environment with respect. We’re excited to see the progress we can collectively make.
Over the coming years we want to become the number one dedicated Global Partner for Google Cloud. To get there we’re growing and building talented teams ready to change the world using Google technologies. So if you’re passionate, curious and keen to get stuck in – Get in touch and join us for the ride!
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