We’re a 2024 Great Place to Work for Development

We've made it onto the prestigious Great Place to Work for Development list in the Medium Category. This is a brand-new category for 2024,



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Chelsea Hall, Head of People

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10 Jun 2024

19 Jun 2024

Last week, we were thrilled to learn that we made it onto the prestigious Great Place to Work for Development list in the Medium Category. This is a brand-new category for 2024, and what a way to make our debut — at number 16!

For the past eight years, we have consistently ranked in the Great Place to Work list, an accolade that honours organisations fostering thriving workplace cultures. These cultures not only enable their people to flourish but also drive business success. A crucial element of this success is providing opportunities for learning and development, and it highlights the companies that offer exceptional experiences for growth at work.

This recognition holds particular significance for us at Found, as the development and progression of our team is a cornerstone of our people-first approach. We firmly believe that career progression is a deeply personal journey, unique to each individual. Our mission is to ensure that development opportunities are both meaningful and impactful for every team member. We take immense pride in our internal mobility rate of 58.8% in 2023, a testament to our commitment to nurturing talent from within.

What Makes This Recognition Special

To be eligible for recognition in any GPTW list, companies must first meet the Great Place to Work Certified™ standard. This involves rigorous assessments against the Development Index, which includes ten statements from the core Trust Index™ survey, identified as having the most impact on employees’ development experiences. These are all grouped into four key essentials: Development, Management Behaviour, Empowerment, and Recognition.

Our Approach

At Found, we understand that the path to development varies greatly among individuals. Here’s how we approach the four key areas identified by Great Place to Work:

Empowerment Essentials

Freedom is one values; we thrive on autonomy and empowerment and the confidence to make a difference everyday.  We trust our people to learn through experience and be empowered to own their role. This autonomy is fundamental in allowing our team to develop their skills and confidence, preparing them for future possibilities at Found.

Recognition Essentials

Recognising our employees’ efforts is crucial to fostering a growth-oriented culture. We have multiple reward and recognition initiatives to ensure that good work is shouted about, helping to identify where individuals excel and where they can continue to grow. By valuing everyone’s contributions, we create an inclusive environment where our team feel appreciated and valued.

Management Behaviour Essentials

Inspiring managers and leaders is a core focus of our people strategy as we know strong management goes hand in hand with development. We invest in leadership and management training to ensure our managers are supported to lead with care, clarity and coaching, untapping the potential of our team. 

Development Essentials

With quarterly growth conversations, we ensure the conversation is ongoing around development and not a once a year thing. We empower our team to own their growth, focussing on possibilities and opportunities through experience, exposure and training. Each one of our team members has a personalised career plans, designed to meet both the needs of the business and the personal aspirations of our team. We recognise that growth isn’t just about climbing the corporate ladder; it’s about creating tailored growth journeys that align with each employee’s unique skills, ambitions, and career goals. And we have lots of inspiring growth stories of our team.

This recognition from GPTW is not just an accolade; it’s a reflection of our dedication to our people. At Found, we are committed to continuing this journey, fostering an environment where every team member can thrive and reach their full potential. 

We’re eagerly awaiting to see where we ranked for Great Places to Work for Wellbeing and Great Places to Work for Women – so watch this space!