Yapily is now officially a Great Place to Work!

Written by Yapily · March 31st, 2022

Here at Yapily, we are committed to building an honest, curious, and collaborative environment where our people can thrive professionally and have plenty of fun along the way. We prioritise investing in our people and our company culture, that’s why we are delighted to announce that Yapily is now certified™ as a Great Place to Work.

What does it mean to be certified™ by Great Place to Work?

The Great Place to Work Institute operates in over 50 countries and came to the UK in 2000. The institute applies data and insights from approximately 10,000 organisations across the world to benchmark survey results and advises employers on how they can continuously improve employee engagement.

The Great Place to Work certification™ is based on the direct feedback of employees through the Trust Index survey. The survey is anonymous and is based completely on what current employees say in a 60 question survey about their experience of working at Yapily. The survey focuses on five core dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie. Some key results:

  • 99% agreed they are able to take time off when they think it’s necessary
  • 93% feel that management is approachable and easy to talk with
  • 100% feel physically safe at work
  • 90% believe management trusts people to do a good job without watching over their shoulder
  • 99% recognise that people are treated fairly regardless of their sexual orientation
  • 93% said that when you join the company you’re made to feel welcome

We’ve increased our team by over 31% in Q1 alone and are looking to increase it by a further 80% by the end of the year, so we’re always searching for new talent. To be certified as a Great Place to Work is an excellent achievement and I am proud of our extraordinary people and programmes. We are incredibly passionate about the great culture we have built here at Yapily and we are always looking for new ways to make it even better.” - Martin Threakall, Chief Operating Officer

What we’re doing to build our culture

We’re a young company with big growth plans. We have offices in the UK and around Europe, with over 170 amazing individuals across London, Paris, Hamburg, Milan, Vilnius, Madrid and more. As an open banking platform, we have ambitions to become the central nervous system of financial services globally. As we grow, we want to make sure our culture grows with us, so we’re working hard every day to make sure Yapily continues to be a great place to work.

Flexibility first

We recognise that flexibility and autonomy when choosing to work from home is key to maintaining a healthy work-life balance, productivity, and importantly happiness. That’s why our workforce can choose to work wherever they feel is best. Rather than mandating a certain balance of office and home days, Yapsters are encouraged to identify which elements of their work would be most productively completed at home versus when it’s best to come into the office. To help build relationships at work, we often host social events in the office with larger events held twice a year so we can catch up with our colleagues and let our hair down to celebrate all the hard work we do throughout the year.

Championing a diverse workplace

We’re wonderfully diverse: although our team may be relatively small, we’re home to 27 nationalities and counting. Our inclusive nature means we are committed to gender diversity, we’re currently 10% higher than the industry average at 29% female, a statistic we are committed to improving.

Regular career discussions and pay reviews

We are also committed to driving a high-performance culture, where our team can deliver their best and grow their careers at Yapily. Quarterly career discussions and annual pay reviews between managers and their teams, allow managers to have quality time with their team members to discuss performance, aspirations and development. If team members want to develop their skills and enrol themselves on external courses, we offer a budget to make that happen.

Safeguarding mental health

We take mental health seriously at Yapily and have a number of trained mental health first-aiders who are always on hand to be a point of contact for any of our team members that may be experiencing ill mental health. While it’s not enforced by legislation, we hope that our in-house mental health first-aiders provide our team with the confidence they need to come forward and seek support in their time of need.

We’re growing!

We’re on a mission here at Yapily to enable innovative companies to create better and fairer financial services for everyone through the power of open banking - and we’re always on the search for great talent to help us achieve our goals. If you’re interested in joining us on our journey, take a look at our current open vacancies and get in touch with our Talent Acquisition Team talent@yapily.com.

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