Diversity & Inclusion at Version 1
Bring your Difference
Version 1 seeks the best person for every role – this means the person whose skills best match the job and who can best further our Mission and live our Core Values.
Creating a culture we can all be proud of means the constant promotion of a work place and environment where employees can grow. We have a wonderful variety of people and cultures across our organisation – we look to celebrate that when we can! Our commitment to the diversity and inclusivity that we promote as part of this environment is central to achieving and maintaining that goal.
At Version 1, we’re proud that our Difference makes us unique. We hire the best, give them world-class training and trust them to make a difference! If you’re wired to deliver, you’ll fit right in. Always challenging ourselves and others to do better, committing to excellence and not making excuses. Our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience allows us to build a unique workplace! Be yourself and bring your difference!
We love our Differences
Alter Egos of Version 1
Proud Sponsor of the Women in Tech Awards
The Women in Tech Awards will be Ireland’s first annual celebration of women and diversity in the technology industry. The goal of the Women in Tech Awards is to drive diversity and narrow the gender gap in an industry which offers opportunity and success to anyone with ambition, passion and a strong work ethic.
The Women in Tech Awards will promote the success of female influencers in the tech industry, who in turn, can stimulate further dialogue around equality and inspire the millions of female tech enthusiasts around the world to become leaders in their own right.
Version 1 is a Proud Sponsor of the Women in Tech Awards and Women in Tech Initiative.
Women at Version 1
Since launching our Diversity & Inclusion Programme, one of the key focuses have been to increase the amount of women in Version 1. We're delighted that this has had a marked increase since we began our journey including increasing our Maternity leave to 6 months full pay and our Paternity leave to 2 weeks full pay.
Version 1 are delighted to support diverse events from Girls Who Code, School Reach Out, Women's ReBoot, Sponsoring the Women In Tech Initiative at the Women in Tech Awards and STEM Ambassador Programme to Women in IT
Empowering our LGBTQ+ employees
In Version 1, we are working hard to create a culture that empowers our LGBTQ+ employees. In 2018, we took the first steps in this journey by celebrating Pride across our offices in the UK and Ireland. Our latest step is the launch of our LGBTQ+ resource group which we hope will ensure Version 1 is a Great Place to Work for people of all genders and sexualities.
One of the key aims of our Diversity & Inclusion Committee is to identify, challenge and reduce unconscious bias in the workplace. Workplaces with less bias at all tend to cultivate fairer, more diverse and more successful cultures. Cases of Unconscious Bias happen every single day in workplaces and they can have a seriously negative impact on staff morale and productivity. We are unaware of our unconscious biases but they are stored away in our minds and still affect the way we think and how we behave.
Unconscious Bias Training has been created to identify one’s own unconscious biases as well as any others that already exist in your workplace. It looks at things such as how they affect workplace relationships, decision making and workplace culture
Cultural Diversity Day
A Great Place to Work, Not an Easy Place to Work
At Version 1, we truly want to build something special. The very essence of Version 1 is all about achieving real results, delivering value in every interaction and we believe that nothing worthwhile is ever achieved without effort. We aim high with our organisation’s Vision for Success and our Mission with Meaning. Achieving success consistently as individuals and as an organisation is not easy and requires a specific set of behaviours to deliver this success consistently: these behaviours are found in our Core Values. Discover our Core Values, our Vision, our Mission and our culture of Trust and Empowerment in The DNA of Version 1. If your DNA matches ours, we could be your perfect fit to reach your true potential.