Appello

We work with leading housing, care and healthcare providers transforming the quality of life for older people.
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Appello uses monitoring technology to help housing, health and social care organisations to improve the lives of their customers, patients and residents. Employing more than 400 people across three offices in southern England, it has grown since 2014 to become the market leader in two Technology Enabled Care Services markets, supporting 230,000 people to live safely in their own homes.

Its Smart Living Solutions system provided elderly and vulnerable people with material improvements in safety, security and wellbeing. CEO Tim Barclay recognises the role of strong communications and provides all employees with weekly updates on managing the pandemic while also providing news on financials, customer wins, rewards and recognition.

Rewards are channeled through structured schemes such as ‘Acing It' and ‘Personal Best' as well as awards from the ‘Goody Cupboard'. With culture stressing a blend of technology and people as key to success, extra mental health training has been provided for managers to support their teams and to share best practice throughout the company. They are also tasked with succession planning within their teams as Appello likes to promote from within. Employees are encouraged to actively engage in the process before vacancies are advertised externally.

The company is proud of its involvement in industry-wide initiatives. The chief technical officer and commercial director are part of a British standards technical working groups in recognition of their experience and leadership in driving forward change.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Manager

77% of staff agreed

My manager cares about how satisfied I am in my job

Senior managers have led from the front in making adjustments in their teams to support through shift changes home working, home schooling and caring responsibilities. External MIND ‘courageous conversations' training is delivered to all people managers to help them identify and act on health problems.

My Team

78% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

As an agile business, annual appraisals have been ditched in favour of improving performance through regular one-to-ones for both line managers and team members. Performance in achieving objectives is measured on a monthly or bi-monthly basis, depending on the needs of individuals.

Wellbeing

76% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Recognising the importance of informal moments in the office to morale, managers recreated them for home workers through launching an internal social media channel, Appello Happiness, on Microsoft Yammer. This was aimed at ensuring that employees still felt part of a connected team.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1988
Total number of employees
3
Number of UK locations
39
Employee average age
40% : 60%
Male : Female employee ratio
10%
Employees earning £35k+
24%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Quote from the top...
"We are delighted and proud to be recognised as a very good company to work for. Considering it’s our first time participating in this survey and despite our teams going through and still going through a number of significant transformation activities, all whilst navigating COVID, it’s great to know we have very good levels of engagement. I am so proud of the services we deliver; our people and teams are at the heart of that success. We will absolutely use the colleague feedback from this survey to help us build a stronger, and even more engaged, organisation going forward – watch this space!"

Tim Barclay, CEO - Appello

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