Theale, Reading, U.K., 25 March 2010. Integralis, a leading international IT security solutions provider, today announced that it has been selected as one of Britain’s Top IT Employers in 2010 by the Corporate Research Institute (CRF), an independent business research organisation which researches best practice in HR Policy.
This is the second successive year that Integralis, which employs 200 people in the UK, has been selected as one of Britain's Top IT Employers. The company is one of only 9 leading IT employers to have been awarded the 2010 accreditation after more than 60 companies applied to achieve the status.
As part of its annual research into Britain’s Top Employers®, which is now in its 11th year, the CRF seeks to identify organisations which set and maintain exceptional standards in human resources’ policies and procedures and offer their employees an outstanding environment in which to work. Companies complete a questionnaire containing 85 questions covering 11 key areas of HR policy, giving insight into performance in HR relative to a peer group and UK company averages. Companies are judged by an independent research team and panel of experts on their performance across a number of areas, including pay and benefits, training and development, career opportunities, working conditions and company culture. Judges and representatives from award-winning organisations attended a gala dinner last night at the Royal Institute of British Architects in Portland Place, London.
Simon Church, Managing Director, Integralis said, “Integralis has a reputation for excellence, in delivering practical security solutions and proactive advice, based on our people’s unparalleled knowledge and expertise. When I joined Integralis, one of my first activities was to instigate employee and customer surveys, the results of which reinforced the positive perception of the quality of our teams and reflect our accreditation as one of the UK’s leading IT employers. We will continue to place our people at the heart of our strategy as we pursue a policy of continuous performance improvement.”
Tess Lugos, Publisher of the CRF in the UK , the organisation behind Britain’s Top Employers, said, “The Top IT Employers list aims to objectively identify the companies that have managed to create a culture that delivers an outstanding working environment in which the employee is appreciated and productive. At Integralis, we have seen an innovative style of management that promotes a culture of praise and reward, and offers its employees a truly inspiring place to work.”
Long-term Integralis customer, Hogg Robinson Plc, said, “We have worked with Integralis for over 10 years and the quality of their service is linked to the quality of their people. Whatever our project, we know we can rely on Integralis to provide us with an expert team who respond efficiently, are able to provide market leading solutions that they mould to meet our requirements and, who are conscious of the need to implement a service within the time and budget framework we require. This combination makes Integralis and their team one of our key advisors.”
The HR Best Practice Survey highlighted some of the standout features of Integralis’ recruitment and Human Resources practices, including its generous annual leave entitlement, a contributory company personal pension scheme, private medical insurance, permanent health and life insurance schemes, childcare vouchers, maternity and paternity leave packages, an interactive social club and, in some cases, free travel cards.
Charlotte Manley, Support Services Manager Integralis said, “I have been with Integralis for 11 years. People tend to stay here for a long time. For instance, on the technical side we have over 30 employees who have been here for over ten years . I find the working environment to be excellent, friendly and extremely supportive; the people within the organisation make me want to succeed and deliver the best possible technical support service in the industry to our customers. I really appreciate the opportunities Integralis has offered me over the years and I look forward to being a part of this successful organisation for many more years to come.”
Notes to Editors:
Companies to be awarded the Top IT Employer 2010 accreditation by the CRF include HCL Technologies, IBM, Information Management Group, Integralis, NCC Group, O2, RM, Sky, Sybase. 55 companies across other business sectors have also reached accreditation.
About Britain’s Top IT Employers 2010
The Top IT Employers United Kingdom project identifies and certifies the best employers amongst some of the most innovative companies in the UK, and is organised by the Corporate Research Institute (CRF). Based on the extensive HR Best Practices Survey, analysis and interviews with the senior management of both top IT companies and major organisations with a premier IT infrastructure, each organisation is researched and rated by an independent panel of experts on how it performs in each of the defined HR criteria. The panel is drawn from experts from the industry and prominent trade associations.
The results of the projects are presented online on www.topitemployers.co.uk and in the Top IT Employers United Kingdom book, written by an editorial team of leading business journalists. Organisations cannot nominate themselves for inclusion on the list
As a leading international IT security solutions provider, Integralis offers its customers expert consulting and tailored services to protect their critical business processes. The Integralis product portfolio is based on leading-edge technologies and strategic partnerships oriented to planning, implementing and operating overarching information security architectures. Backed by top quality skills and experience, the Integralis consulting team supports customers’ IT security projects by offering structured methodical and technical consulting and implementation services. Integralis services provide 7/24 multilingual support for the day-to-day operation of customers’ security systems around the world. Services comprise the telephone hotline, remote monitoring and administration as well as on-site support. Under the Integralis name, a global network of branches serves a large number of blue-chip companies and public authorities as well as many national and international businesses. Further information on Integralis is available at www.Integralis.com.
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