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Employees

Our employees are our most important asset. We must therefore always strive to make XPS an employer of choice, a place where all our colleagues feel included and where all can thrive in their careers. 

That’s why, after consulting our employees, we adopted My XPS, My Choice, a flexible working approach that allows colleagues to have more say on how and where they choose to work; why we attach such great importance to inclusion and diversity initiatives; and why we regularly engage with our employees whether via an anonymous internal feedback channel, our Employee Engagement Group or our annual employee survey. 

Our Employee Networks

Our five Employee Networks – XPS Women’s Network, XPS LGBTQ+ Network, XPS Menopause Network, XPS Disability Network and XPS Multicultural Network – play an important role in our culture.

They lead our inclusive programme of events, campaigns and workshops, such as celebrating International Women’s and Men’s Days, Pride Month and Black History Month, our Be Yourself at Work campaign and our workshops on LGBTQ+ Allyship, the importance of self-promotion for women’s careers, menopause awareness and confidence when speaking up. Our internal mentoring programme also has a role to play, for example in advancing gender equality.

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Our people's voice

The results of our surveys help inform the leadership team if they are on the right track.

Highlights of the latest survey, which was completed by 77% of colleagues, are below.

95%

agree XPS is a good company to work for

91%

approve of our new flexible working approach

85%

said they felt like they “belong” at XPS

89%

agree that the XPS leadership team is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion

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Communication works both ways

Communication works both ways – just as employees must have their voices heard, they also need to be kept informed on corporate developments. Our internal intranet, weekly Co-CEO Friday messages, webinars, email communications and Co-CEO roadshows are all designed to keep colleagues up to date with what’s going on at XPS, including how the Company is performing. 

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Supporting our people

Our strong performance record is down to our people. To drive the business forward, we not only have to incentivise colleagues, which we do through our bonus schemes and employee share plans, we must also give them the support they need to learn, develop and grow.

Please refer to our Careers pages to find out more about our professional and technical learning and development programmes as well as our graduate and apprentice training schemes. 

Careers

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A culture of belonging

We are committed to a culture of “belonging”, where differences are valued and respected, where all colleagues can be their true selves at work and where we can all contribute towards, and be recognised for, creating the best possible XPS. Our inclusion and diversity strategy, which drives our culture of belonging, focuses on four key areas.

Our culture

Creating an environment of belonging through awareness raising, setting clear expectations, active learning and celebrating difference.

Fair processes

Ensuring decisions are based on merit, and that all colleagues are recognised for their contribution, through fair and unbiased processes and open communication.

Attraction and retention

Sharing our inclusive practices and culture to attract and retain the best talent.

Diversity and inclusion within society

Driving an inclusive culture across society using our influence and participation in industry networks and events, and supporting and developing inclusive and diverse leadership at XPS.

External programmes

Other organisations we support and work with include:

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Employee wellbeing

As part of our culture of belonging, we offer a wide range of wellbeing and mental health support, including private medical insurance, critical illness and life cover, occupational health, access to counselling and an Employee Assistance Programme. We also have our Mental Health Allies Network, which is comprised of trained volunteers from across the business who promote positive mental health, listen to colleagues who are experiencing mental health issues and provide guidance on accessing appropriate support.

We will continue to listen to our employees to foster our culture of belonging and to promote wellbeing. We know that if we want to set an example for other businesses to follow, we must look after our people and provide a working environment that works for them.

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Case study: XPS values in practice

Our annual XPS Values in Practice Programme launched in 2020 and celebrates people and teams who truly embody XPS values.

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Case study: Mental Health Allies

We are committed to a culture of "Belonging" at XPS, and that means valuing and respecting our differences, and being there for each other. Our Mental Health Allies help us to do that, a growing group of XPS colleagues who have volunteered to be there to listen to and support others.

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