They are our biggest asset and together create a culture which they say makes coming to work at Informa both a pleasure and a challenge (in appropriate ratio!). Our culture allows us to be innovative, entrepreneurial and agile in responding to our customers’ needs, which fits our view of ourselves as the ‘challenger’ brand in the knowledge economy.
As we deliver the last stages of our GAP programme, it’s important that colleagues have the right balance of work and training, that they’re engaged, supported, appropriately rewarded and continue to develop their careers as they see fit. The attraction and recruitment of the right people is one of our key issues to manage, and our focus on our colleague value proposition in 2016 will therefore continue into 2017.
A key area is diversity at senior levels. We’re proud that we have a good balance of gender across the business but we still want more women in senior roles. We’re addressing this by developing a women’s network to support women at every level, and through unconscious bias training to ensure we always promote based on ability to do the job. A positive sign is that 63% of our promotions in 2016 were women.
// HAVING A BREADTH OF SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES IS BOTH AN ESSENTIAL BUSINESS NEED AND, I BELIEVE, THE ONLY RIGHT WAY TO RUN A COMPANY. //