We are a people-focussed and supportive bunch. Every Hippo is chosen based on their skills, ability and attitude towards work. Once they join the herd, they are given encouragement and opportunities to develop themselves and explore their unique talents.
We recognise the importance diversity plays in creating a successful, balanced, and fair organisation which is why Hippo prides itself on having an inclusive culture that welcomes diversity. We believe that Diversity is particularly important given the nature of our work. As a user centric organisation, we create and manage services for people across the country, covering almost every aspect of society through our public and private clients. Many people who use the services we build will have different backgrounds, needs and experiences.
We know how important it is to have a good work-life balance and do our best to allow every member of the team a working pattern that suits them, whether that’s being around for school pickups or taking a longer lunch to walk the dog whilst recognising a professional working day. As long as your team and your client has been considered then we’re confident in our approach to treating everyone like adults. Wellbeing of our colleagues is important to us and we regularly collect feedback from people to make sure everyone knows that their opinions and values are heard and respected.
We recognise the importance of communities of belonging and have a number of closed and open internal channels for those who identify as well as their allies to bond, share and educate in relation to those communities.
- – pride
- – disability
- – ethnic minorities
- – women in tech
We also have a number of interest groups such as Green Hippos for our environmentally conscious minds. Our marker days help us identify and celebrate awareness days and cultural activities that are important to our Hippos and are reviewed by our communities of belonging to ensure they’re inclusive and positive events. It’s important to us that we not only support our team but the public community as well. So, whether it is the region we operate in or the tech sector as a whole – we offer 2 volunteering days a year to let team members give back, using their skills or experiences in a positive way.
Be more informed about the DI&B position of the company and continue to make it an increasingly accessible topic.
Ensure people feel they have an ability to help develop company culture and influence through sharing views and opinions.
Create a more inclusive and transparent culture where people feel they can raise issues for leadership to hear.
Ensure the leadership team is approachable, accessible and operates in an inclusive way and that we can effectively connect and engage with all those working in Hippo.
Minimise negativity within the organisation and reduce both conscious and unconscious bias.
Manage differences of opinions and contributions to the workplace.
Ensure that what happens within Hippo with the intention of creating an “inclusive” culture does not alienate others.
Be robust in collecting data and metrics and to be curious about what we are presented with and ensuring the data is meaningful in order to drive continuous improvements.
- Tech Talent Charter
- Disability Confidence Scheme
- Mindful Employer
- Armed Forces Covenant
- Generation UK
- Code First Girls
- STEM Ambassadors
- School of Code