February 14, 2023 - News

Version 1 named one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Wellbeing 2023

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Version 1 is proud to announce that we have been named one of the UK's Best Workplaces™ for Wellbeing 2023.

This award is Version 1’s 3rd recognition in the Best Workplaces™ category, our earlier awards being Excellence in Wellbeing UK – Great Place to Work® 2022, BestWorkplaces™ for Wellbeing Large Organisations UK 2022, and Healthy Place to Work 21-22.

Our Strength in Balance Model

After an excellent 2022 which saw Version 1 receive over 15 awards across several categories and countries, we begin 2023 on a similarly strong note. The Great Place To Work® and Best Workplaces™ survey asked employees to comment on how their company supports their work-life balance, sense of fulfillment, job satisfaction, psychological safety, and financial security. Evaluations also included an assessment of how well the organisation was able to deliver consistency of their employee experience across all departments and seniority levels

At Version 1 our Wellbeing model emphasizes the importance of variety and balance by managing every aspect of yourself the best you can. We promote a culture of positive Health and Wellbeing daily. We also invest in a strong culture of wellness through programs, activities and resources that help our employees create their own journey toward optimal wellbeing. We want our employees to be healthy and live well.

This is a fantastic result and one we are all very proud of. We prioritize employee wellbeing by promoting healthy high performance across the organisation. Version 1 have invested in Workplace Resilience and Wellbeing (WRAW) which is a measure of resilience and its impact on employee and team wellbeing. We have empowered employees to take responsibility for their wellbeing while also enabling leaders and managers to create a safe and supportive working environment to suit their team’s needs. Recognition as a Great Place to Work for Wellbeing wouldn’t be possible without our people fostering a culture that promotes wellness and a supportive working environment in all aspects of life.

— Amy Hughes, Member of Shadow Board 2023, People Success Coach

Some of our wellbeing initiatives include; our Moments that Matter programme, which supports our people in times of crisis and recognises them in moments of celebration, our much-loved Annual Step Challenge, a dedicated Employee Assistance Program and mental health first aiders to offer emotional support and advice to employees and their families, and much more

This is Version 1’s 3rd recognition in the Best Workplaces™ category, our earlier awards being Excellence in Wellbeing UK – Great Place to Work® 2022,  BestWorkplaces™ for Wellbeing Large Organisations UK 2022, and Healthy Place to Work 21-22. Our awards and recognitions are a testament to our commitment to building a strong organisation, with empowered people, who deliver customer success. 

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Version 1 Best Practices Recognised

We are proud to share that Great Place to Work® while recognising Version 1 as a Best Workplace™ have highlighted some of our best practices. Some of these include:

  • Effective people management: Managers are advised to schedule at least three 1-2-1 catch-ups with their employees per quarter
  • Managers are supported with training in order to facilitate open conversations, connect with their employees on a deeper level, and promote a trusting environment

Version 1: A Great Place To Work® Around the Globe

What's it like working at Version 1, a Best Workplace™? Let’s hear from our colleagues in India, Ireland, Spain, and the UK!

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees around the world and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. In 2022, they launched the first-ever annual UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Wellbeing list of organisations who stood out as delivering exceptional wellbeing support for their employees across all levels and departments. For more information, visit www.greatplacetowork.co.uk

About Version 1

Version 1 proves that IT can make a real difference to our customers’ businesses. We are trusted by global brands to deliver IT services and solutions which drive customer success. Our team of over 3000 dedicated difference-makers works tirelessly to provide independent advice and deliver impactful changes to help our customers navigate the rapidly changing Digital-First world we live in. Our greatest strength is balance in our efforts to achieve Customer Success, Empowered People, and a Strong Organisation, underpinned by a commitment to our values. We believe this is what makes Version 1 different and more importantly, our customers agree.

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