We are proud to announce that Blis UK has been listed in the Campaign Best Places to Work for the second year in a row. The award celebrates employers who have proved they know what it takes to create environments where people love to work.
Companies taking part were reviewed via a two-stage assessment by independent research company Work Research Group. For the first phase, businesses provided information about their benefits, policies and practices through a questionnaire. Then, our UK-based employees filled out a confidential survey, used to evaluate the workplace experience and culture, as well as employees’ understanding of their role and relationship with their manager.
What makes Blis a great place to work
- Diversity & inclusion
Since 2019, in light of the challenges imposed by the pandemic, we have introduced a number of new initiatives to help employees feel happier and supported by the business, and to promote diversity and inclusion across the company. In 2020, we created Rise to support and celebrate diversity and inclusion at Blis and the industry as a whole.
Through Rise, we are constantly educating our staff in company meetings and specialised training. We created a women-only monthly event called ‘Let’s talk about…” to discuss different issues and challenges we all face as women in tech. We also partner with other respected voices in tech by hosting panel discussions about different diversity topics – from black empowerment to challenges faced by women in the workplace.
At Blis, we are committed to D&I training for all staff and have successfully rolled out our Diversity Charter – a set of values and behaviours that each of us, as Blis employees, strive to take on board and embed into our everyday lives.
We have also improved our parental leave policy, including support to ease return to work for new parents and extended paid leave for them. Additionally, we reviewed our policy to offer extended paid bereavement leave for pregnancy loss.
We also recently added a new benefit package for women during menopause to provide a better quality of life during a challenging period.
- Mental health & wellbeing
Mental health and well being are fundamental pillars supporting diversity at Blis. We encourage our team to come forward when they are facing difficult situations by supplying them with a set of benefits that helps with their wellbeing. In 2021 we introduced fully paid mental health days off and trained 20% of the organisation as mental health first aiders across all countries and offices, we provide life & career coaching and have recently introduced 24/7 wellbeing therapy for all employees.
You can read more about Campain Best Places to Work and see the full list here.
Congratulations to our fantastic Blis team!