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Putting People First: Winning ‘Top 25 Companies’ Award for 4th Year Running!

Max Tomaszewski

Max Tomaszewski

Marketing Coordinator

We are thrilled to announce that, for the fourth consecutive year, we have been honoured with prestigious accolades, securing a spot among the “UK’s Top 25 Best Small Companies To Work For” and ranking as one of “Telecom’s Top 5 Best Companies To Work For”. These achievements are a testament to our unwavering commitment to fostering a workplace culture that places people at the forefront of our priorities. 

At Yo Telecom, we believe that success begins with our dedicated team, and we are eager to share our ‘people first’ approach that has propelled us to this recognition. In this celebration, we aim to shed light on the importance we place on cultivating a positive internal environment, emphasising our focus on company culture. 

Join us as we explore the significance of prioritising our team’s well-being, the impact of being recognised as a B-Corp, and why fostering a good company culture is not just beneficial for our employees but also a key driver of our overall business success.

What Are B-Corp Awards?

For those unfamiliar with B-Corp awards, here’s a little explanation into what they are. B-Corps, or Benefit Corporations, are businesses committed to balancing purpose and profit. Awarded by B Lab, a non-profit organisation, B-Corp certification assesses a company’s social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. 

Achieving this accolade signifies our dedication to more than just the bottom line—it reflects our pledge to make a positive impact on the world. The rigorous assessment covers various facets of our operations, from environmental practices to employee well-being and community engagement. Scores are not just based on intentions but are a reflection of tangible actions and outcomes. This recognition places us among a global community of businesses striving for a better future.

Being a B-Corp not only validates our commitment to ethical business practices but also aligns us with like-minded organisations striving for positive change. It reinforces our belief that success is not solely measured by financial gains but by the positive influence we wield in the wider world. As we proudly display the B-Corp badge, we invite our stakeholders, clients, and team members to join us in celebrating the collective impact of businesses working towards a more inclusive, sustainable, and responsible global landscape. The B-Corp awards symbolise our ongoing journey toward making a meaningful difference beyond our immediate business objectives.

Creating Culture

At Yo, we understand that a positive company culture is not just a luxury but a necessity. It forms the backbone of our organisation, influencing our team, their interactions, and, ultimately, our collective success. Our commitment to fostering a vibrant and inclusive workplace starts with providing a relaxed and open atmosphere for our team members. We believe in the power of open communication, encouraging feedback from individuals and teams alike, fostering an environment where everyone feels heard and valued.

To further solidify our team’s camaraderie, we organise regular socialising opportunities, recognising the importance of personal connections in a professional setting. These moments not only create a sense of unity among our team members but also contribute to a more collaborative and innovative work environment. Additionally, our dedication to employee well-being extends beyond the workspace. We organise regular wellbeing and fitness events, not only as team-building exercises but also to promote a healthy and active lifestyle, recognising the profound impact it has on mood and overall morale.

By investing in these cultural initiatives, we aim to create an environment where our team members feel a sense of belonging and purpose. Our belief is that when individuals thrive within the organisation, it directly translates to enhanced customer experiences. A positive company culture, we’ve found, is not just good for business; it’s the foundation for sustained growth and success. As we continue to prioritise our team’s well-being, we are confident that the positive ripple effects will resonate throughout our company and beyond.

Looking After The Team

We know that our team is at the heart of our success, and fostering a supportive and rewarding environment is paramount. To ensure our employees feel not just valued but truly at home, we offer a range of enticing perks. Our MyTime hours initiative allows team members a set amount of flexible hours to use as needed outside of the regular workday, promoting a healthy work-life balance and reducing stress. In the upcoming year, we’re also excited to unveil a new modern, open-plan, collaborative office space designed to further enhance the comfort and productivity of our team.

We take pride in providing clear progression plans and ample opportunities for our employees to earn beyond their salary, fostering a culture of continuous growth and development. Whether it’s through paid courses to enhance professional skills or the chance to take paid time off for volunteering work, we are dedicated to supporting our team’s personal and professional evolution. Our commitment to the community extends beyond the office walls, emphasising the importance of giving back.

These perks are not just about attracting and retaining top talent; they are a reflection of our belief in a holistic approach to employee well-being. By investing in our team’s personal and professional growth, we aim to create a workplace where individuals not only thrive but actively contribute to our collective success. At Yo, we view employee perks as more than just benefits; they are integral to our mission of creating a workplace that inspires, motivates, and ultimately propels us towards shared achievements.

Good Culture Is Good Business

A thriving company culture isn’t just a nicety; it’s a strategic necessity for sustained success. We firmly believe that a positive workplace culture is a catalyst for individual and collective achievement. When our team members feel valued, supported, and connected, it directly translates into heightened motivation and productivity. This positive energy doesn’t stop within our office walls; it radiates outward, creating a ripple effect that profoundly impacts our relationships with clients and customers.

Conversely, we understand the detrimental consequences of a negative company culture. It not only erodes the morale of our team but also jeopardises the foundation upon which successful businesses are built. A culture of mistrust, dissatisfaction, or indifference can impede creativity, innovation, and collaboration.

The symbiotic relationship between employee satisfaction and customer happiness cannot be overstated. When our team members are content and fulfilled in their roles, they are more likely to go above and beyond to ensure our customers receive exceptional service. This virtuous cycle underscores the importance of prioritising our team’s well-being; by doing so, we create a positive feedback loop where satisfied employees contribute to satisfied customers.

In essence, we view a good company culture not merely as a perk but as a strategic imperative. It’s an investment in our people, our business, and the overall experience we provide. As we continue to champion a positive workplace culture, we’re not just nurturing a healthy and happy team; we’re cultivating an environment that propels our business to new heights, ensuring everyone—both within and beyond our organisation—reaps the benefits of a culture that prioritises people first.

Conclusion

In conclusion, our journey to being recognised among the “UK’s Top 25 Best Small Companies To Work For” and “Telecom’s Top 5 Best Companies To Work For” underscores our unwavering commitment to a ‘people first’ ethos. As we celebrate these achievements, we reflect on the core principles that have propelled us to success.

Our dedication to fostering a positive company culture, earning B-Corp awards, and providing meaningful perks to our team stems from a belief that investing in our people is the key to sustained success. At Yo, we understand that a thriving workplace culture isn’t just a commendation; it’s a strategic imperative. By prioritising the well-being of our team, we not only create a fulfilling work environment but also ensure a positive impact on our business and the communities we serve. Thank you for joining us on this journey of putting people first.

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