London, U.K., 1st October, 2018 – Amido, a vendor-agnostic technical consultancy specialising in solving complex business problems with cloud native technology, continues to invest in recruiting and nurturing talent to accommodate the demand for software engineering skills, required by all industry sectors. As such, Amido has been recognised as one of the UK’s Best IT Workplaces 2018, placing 16thin the medium company category1.
The report’s second ranking of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ in IT investigates how Best Workplaces™ continues to implement strategies which create truly motivating and innovative workplace cultures, under conditions of fierce competition, to attract and retain top talent. With that in mind, Amido is recognised under its category as a company able to gain, nurture and retain talent in this rapidly-changing economy.
Amido creates a Culture of Innovation
Along with a yearly £2000 budget for every employee, Amido continues to commit to the training and development of its team through an open forum of communication. This approach has helped it understand what drives employee motivation and has quickly aided it with gaining and retaining talent. With digital transformation now an integral part to all companies across all sectors, Amido values its employees’ specialist skillsets which are vital to building scalable cloud systems. Complex cloud integration requires expert teams with the knowledge and proficiency to work in an agile, fast-moving and cross-functional way; so when clients select a company to deliver a cloud transformation project, employee stability is vital.
Alan Walsh, CEO of Amido, adds: “Trust is a major factor for employees when choosing a place of work and we have consistently maintained this by continually investing in their needs, well-being and skills progression as people are the core of everything we do. Amido is also an exciting place to work within the IT and technology sector due to the growth and commoditisation of cloud, placing us as the go-to trusted advisor with the experience businesses need to deliver against their transformation roadmaps. With our deep understanding of the complexities involved in legacy, hybrid and cloud systems, our employees have often commented that they joined us to futureproof their careers, which is why we recently announced our new intake of our DevOps Academy as we have an excellent mix of skills across the organisation enabling peer-to-peer knowledge sharing amongst our entire team.”
Principal Consultant, Richard Slater, an employee of six years, concludes: “Amido as a company has always encouraged me to take my knowledge and ideas to create innovative technology solutions for my clients. With technology, it is so important to have multi-level, multi-skilled people behind you that can stimulate and challenge you, in a team where you feel responsible for each other. This level of trust has given me the confidence to innovate in a team and has enabled me to flourish within the company.”
Dr. Gonzalo Shoobridge, Head of Action Consultancy at Great Place to Work®, reinforces the survey findings, stating that “when an organisational culture of innovation is magnified, it becomes a sustainable source of long term competitive advantage. The development of a ‘Culture of Innovation’ is no longer just about senior leadership having innovative ideas, but how they create a business philosophy where innovation and creativity blossoms at every single level in the company. Workplaces that foster this generally subscribe to the belief that innovation can (and should) come from absolutely anyone and anywhere in the organisation. Only by inspiring confidence and creating high trust work environments can organisations of all sizes and across all industries operate and thrive in a rapidly-changing economy.”