CEO - VU.CITY
The Great Place to Work® Institute UK has announced Xoomworks Ltd as a recipient of its prestigious Great Place to Work® award for 2012. Xoomworks is a British small/medium enterprise based in London and has been established for over 12 years, delivering Procurement and Business Intelligence Consulting Services and Applications Maintenance and Development Services.
Xoomworks prides itself on its culture and people, and is passionate about engaging with clients and building strong, long-lasting relationships. Out of all the entries in the UK, Xoomworks Ltd made it to the Grand Final, where all entries were whittled down to the top 25. Out of this amazing group of companies, we were over the moon to come 10th.
The Great Place to Work® Institute defines a great workplace as a place where you ‘achieve organisational objectives with employees who give their personal best and work together as a team or family, all in an environment of trust.’
Jamie Holmes, CEO – VU.CITY shared his perspective on what he feels makes the Xoomworks a great company to work with.
CEO - VU.CITY
“I am astounded by the capacity that the Xoomworks employees have for doing things for each other and our community. It is these many acts of kindness and support that in my mind sets this company apart. Whether it be running a school assembly at Mossbourne Academy, supporting HemiHelp on one of their many fabulous events, staying late in the office to run a training course for their team members or making time to mentor a fellow colleague over breakfast. Many companies have examples like this, but it is the sheer amount of activity and effort that shows this is not just something that they feel should be done, but is part of their very culture. Last Christmas sums it up for me – every employee in one of the Xoomworks offices worked independently to create a shoebox full of gifts for people less fortunate. As a single act, this is wonderful in itself, but collectively as Xoomworks this amounted to a huge amount of kindness and a significant difference to many children.”
The Great Place to Work® Institute UK is part of the world's largest consultancy specialising in workplace assessment and enhancement. Every year Great Place to Work® surveys some 5,500 organisations around the world representing around 10 million employees. This gives the company unrivalled insight into what makes an organisation’s employees tick and how leaders can improve their business performance by understanding and improving their workplace culture.