In simple terms, we want all our people to be their best. To help them achieve this, we know it's our responsibility to provide the support and opportunity that will enable all our people to grow, learn and develop.
As a global business, we recognise and celebrate our diversity; it's a strength that makes us inclusive and cohesive. Having an understanding of different cultures and attitudes, underpinned by our shared values, allows us to embrace different perspectives that increase our ability to listen, learn, create and innovate.
We welcome the Gender Pay Gap legislation and are committed to increasing the representation of women within our business, and especially at senior levels. We’re driven by a continuing desire to make IRESS a great place to work, where the diverse experience, attitude, and background of all our people underpins our success.
*2017 IRESS People Survey
We have key business priorities that focus on diversity and inclusion. We expect all our people to understand the importance of these priorities and, where possible, contribute to their achievement. All people (and all our new starters) have undertaken inclusion training and all people leaders are expected to recognise and challenge unconscious bias.
Our enhanced leave policies, flexible working practices, engagement with local STEM programmes, recruitment and selection processes and graduate programmes all support and encourage diversity. We know we can do more and we are committed to doing more.
"Everyone’s opinion counts and is actively sought. We are all given the opportunity to be in control of the contribution we make and own the job we do. Seeing how people from different areas of the business work together through busy periods and to deadlines is really fantastic."
Sarah Kelly - Delivery Team Lead
"I felt greatly supported when I had a baby with my husband. The secondary carer's leave offered by IRESS was better than my husband's allowance and considering the particular circumstances of our pregnancy, this was important as we needed the most time available as possible."
Suraj Gregory-Kumar - Developer
"The culture at IRESS is one of openness, inclusion and innovation. Whether I am speaking to my local team, colleagues across the globe or our CEO, I feel my opinion is important and considered."
Sara Row - Senior Solutions Consultant
"We have people all over the world who respect each other, learn from each other and who are passionate about delivering quality to our clients. We build technology but, as individuals and as a business, we care about people."
Dawie Willer - Solutions Consultant