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People & Culture

Working at Bytes is different. We offer an engaging, rewarding and fun environment for all of our people. We have an experienced and dedicated workforce which we recognise as a key asset of our business. Key attributes of making Bytes a great working environment include an emphasis on personal wellbeing, investment in personal development and career progression, support for flexible working, diversity and inclusion in everything we do, and open and honest leadership communications.

CSR Policy & Initiatives

We take account of the social, economic and environmental impact of everything we do. We encourage staff to volunteer time to spend with charities and with people who need assistance.

Employee welfare sits right at the top of our priority list and goes hand in glove with our regard for societal impact. We actively participate in as many forms of recycling and carbon reduction as we can. Key to our philosophy is our active and positive effort to encourage diversity and inclusion at all levels within the organisation.

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Technology for good

Bytes believe that modern technology has a positive impact on the world. It offers a path to sustainability, carbon neutrality, equality and education for us all. This is certainly true for the cloud and security solutions that we provide. As a Cloud First business, we encourage our clients to switch to the cloud instead of using energy inefficient on-premise datacentres. We use our security solutions to champion data privacy and protection; ensuring our clients can grow and innovate safely. We also invest heavily in our automation and machine learning consultancy partnerships, so that our clients can benefit from the latest energy efficient innovations on the market today.

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Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to our continued efforts of embedding a culture which reflects the diverse communities in which we conduct business and which provides equal opportunity and support for all to use their experiences and skills to contribute to promoting an inclusive environment. 

We understand that supporting our workforce in a culture of trust and respect is essential to the success of the organisation where colleagues feel valued and rewarded for the work they do. The tone for diversity and inclusion across the group is set from the top through an open and inclusive culture that supports our core values. 

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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy

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Gender Pay Gap Report 2021-2022

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ARA 2021 Governance Report

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Personal health and wellbeing

Our business focuses on employee experience and wellbeing, across both mental and physical health.

We work with employee engagement and wellbeing specialists who is dedicated to looking after staff, and to provide activities and support networks for our people. We engage with staff through formal meetings and different media platforms, so they continue to feel connected to each other and to the company. Our above market benchmarking employee engagement scores speaks volumes about our connection with our people.

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Communities

Putting communities at the heart of our business

Our long-standing support for the communities where we operate yields many benefits. It enriches our local areas, it makes our people feel good – about themselves and the business – it’s enjoyable, and it enhances our reputation.

Donations and charitable givings 

We freely give our money, skills and time to good causes, in line with our values. Central to our corporate responsibility policy is a commitment to give the equivalent of 1% of our overall business net profit after tax to charity each year. We have a formalised charity committee to manage our charity partnerships and fundraising, which includes those with a focus on mental health, cancer research charities, local food banks and hospices.

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Pro-bono support for the not-for-profit sector

As a business with a strong not-for-profit client base, and recognises that supporting community institutions strengthens the bonds between us and our customers.

Supporting local businesses to boost communities

We do all we can to keep regional businesses thriving and are committed to using suppliers close to our various offices.

Health & Safety

We aim to run a safe organisation by complying with or exceeding all relevant standards including HSE recommendations as well as all relevant health and safety requirements. The health and safety of our employees, visitors as well as anyone else who is affected, is a top priority under our guiding principle of continuous improvement.

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Human Rights

Human rights are fundamental principles which allow an individual to lead a dignified and independent life, free from abuse and violations At Bytes, we respect human rights both as an employer and buyer, and we strive to be a fair partner – paying a fair price to suppliers, supporting local communities and supporting good working conditions for everyone working in our business and among our vendors and partners.

We're committed to respecting internationally recognised human rights and the principles and guidance in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as a basis for dialogue and action.

Our commitment to human rights is reinforced in our Supplier Code of Conduct, Sanctions Policy and Modern Slavery Policy, confirming that we will not tolerate, nor will we condone, abuse of human rights within any part of our business or supply chains, and we will take seriously any allegations that human rights are not properly respected.

 

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