London, 26th February, 2016 – Kainos Group plc (KNOS), a leading UK-based provider of IT, consulting and software solutions, is delighted to announce that it has improved its rank to 37th place in the Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ table, up from its 40th position last year. This is the fourth consecutive year that Kainos has improved its ranking, and the first year in which it has attained a coveted 3-Star status.
Paul Hamill (C), Head of People Support at Kainos, and Claire Dougan (R), Senior Consultant – People Support at Kainos, pictured with Nick Rodrigues (L), Deputy Editor, The Sunday Times.
While many factors are taken into account to achieve such a high ranking, Kainos believes that its clear prioritisation of staff wellbeing and its focus on career development has had the most significant impact. In the past 12 months, for example, the company has launched and promoted Kainos Map (Master, Accomplish, Progress), a dedicated training programme designed to extend and nurture the skills of its already talented workforce. Map is already gaining traction and awareness in the industry for excellence in employee training and development.
Further, the company’s initiatives to make the Kainos work environment healthier and happier are bearing fruit. Kainos is an employee-centric company and is constantly on the look out for ways to improve the employee experience. For example, this year it launched its ‘Skills for Me’ programme that funds training for staff in whatever area they choose – an initiative that has allowed staff to take courses ranging from learning a foreign language to starter courses in sailing! Skills for Me resulted from a suggestion made by one of the company’s employees, who are encouraged to voice opinions and participate in making the company a better place to work.
Brendan Mooney, Kainos CEO commented: “Our company is growing quickly and becoming more innovative and diverse. We have always encouraged dialogue and collaboration amongst all our employees at every level, and believe it makes a positive difference to the quality of life. We will continue to make sure that everyone in the company is engaged, motivated and challenged. Our people make us the company we are, and I’m delighted to see this recognised in our improved ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ placing.”
2015 was also the year that Kainos made its debut on the London Stock Exchange, another significant milestone and a proud moment for staff. Kainos is looking forward to 2016, the year in which it celebrates its 30th birthday, and plans to continue its mission of employing exceptional people to deliver exceptional service to its customers.