We are pleased to announce that Yext has been awarded Best Workplaces™ for Women by Great Place to Work®, placing fourth in the medium category.
The Best Workplaces™ for Women award is a testament to Yext’s commitment to support female employees across the organisation. This includes everything from support groups, mentoring, work-life balance, flexible hours for all employees and paid maternity leave.
The award has identified our efforts to ensure we foster a culture of inclusivity, where all employees are recognised throughout their career and offered opportunities to grow and succeed. Some standout initiatives that have played a big part include Empower (our women-focused employee resource group aimed to recruit, inspire and promote women), Expand (our support group for Yexters with families), flexible working hours and 16 week paid maternity leave policy.
“We’re incredibly proud to be awarded for our dedication to providing a safe, supportive and professional workplace for women” said Jon Buss, Managing Director UK and Northern Europe. “Our employees are what sets us apart, which is why we place huge importance on prioritising gender neutrality at Yext. Diversity and inclusion is so much more than a box ticking exercise, and we must continue to build a community where women feel valued.
“The list – a benchmarking tool for employers – celebrates UK businesses that are leading in workplace excellence and we are honoured to be included. Yexters are our biggest asset and it’s only by ensuring they are put first that we can create our fun and dynamic “think big, learn fast and get stuff done” culture. Every single one of our employees sits at the heart of our mission and we’ll continue to strive to create a place of work that our people love.”
2020 marks the third consecutive year Yext UK has been recognised by Great Place to Work®, ranking on the list of Best Workplaces in the UK in 2018 and 2019, Excellence in Wellbeing in 2020 and now Best Workplaces™ for Women. The announcement also follows recent news that Yext has been recognised as one of the Americas’ fastest growing companies, as well as being named a best place to work for LGBTQ Equality.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® UK is a consultancy specialising in workplace culture, helping organisations to create exceptional, high-performing workplaces where employees feel trusted and valued. We help employers improve recruitment, retention and productivity by putting employees at the heart of the organisation, analysing what they think and feel and identifying the real issues that need to be addressed. Part of a global organisation, we apply data and insights from approximately 10,000 organisations across the world to benchmark individual performance and advise employers on how to continuously improve employee engagement and wellbeing to help build and sustain business performance. We run the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women awards to enable the organisations we work with to celebrate their achievements, build their employer brand and inspire others to take action.