Our business is fully dependent on the expertise, skills and passion of our employees. We therefore do all we can to attract, retain and develop the best people, giving them the space and support they need to perform their roles to the best of their ability.
For five years in a row Informa has been certified as one of Britain’s Top Employers.
We were also awarded a “Ones to Watch” status in the Best Companies Accreditation 2012 project.
At Informa we believe in continuous staff development and the Informa Academy offers many courses and webinars to enable staff to progress in their careers.
Inspired by One Young World, IBI launched its first young leaders’ conference last year, giving young employees the chance to come together for a two-day event in London. Here they gained insight into career progression opportunities and discussed their thoughts on Informa with their peers and the management team.
Work life balance
We put our flexi-time policy in place in 2006, which has brought considerable benefits to working parents amongst others and keeps up staff morale. Informa was shortlisted for both a WorkingMums and Personnel Today award in the past year as a result of our approach to flexible working.
Employee charity involvement
We have seen great mutual benefits arise from our partnerships with charities. Details of our partnerships are highlighted under “Our Community”, but one particular area for Informa has been staff development as employees use their skills, knowledge and initiative to support charities. Staff taking part highlighted many development benefits, including increased confidence, better team skills and greater awareness of the positive impact on society both they and Informa can have.
Communication and Collaboration
In a business the size and complexity of Informa, reliable and accessible communication channels are extremely valuable in allowing the sharing of best practice and supporting staff. Indigo was launched in 2012, which is a best-in-class, bespoke digital workplace and provides increased visibility of activities across the Group, ease of communication and better means of collaboration.
Our aim at Informa is to give employees the freedom to succeed and there is always plenty to celebrate in terms of staff achievements. We do so at a Group level annually at the Informa Awards where there are 20 categories including Best New Product Launch, Employee of the Year and Award for Innovation. Staff are nominated by colleagues and entries judged by senior executives. Awards for Marketing Excellence continue to be held on a quarterly basis with winning entries featured on the intranet and cash prizes for the candidates. We also launched a “Sustainability Initiative of the Year” award for the first time in 2012. This will continue to be awarded annually, alongside our Unsung Green Champions’ awards, to encourage and recognise efforts that see long-term sustainable improvements made in our operations.
We continue to respect the privacy of individuals and are committed to handling personal information responsibly and in compliance with all relevant privacy and data protection laws. In December 2012, we reviewed our existing policies and launched “The Informa Group Privacy Principles” and associated guidance.
Our anti-bribery and corruption policies back are up to date, in accordance with the UK Bribery Act. In 2012, an additional obligatory training podcast was launched for all staff globally to ensure everyone is aware of how bribery and corruption can affect their roles.