Onefile

We’re the UK's leading learning and development software. We're the only learning platform that brings training and assessment together.
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https://www.onefile.co.uk

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Best Company to work for in the UK
May 2021
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OneFile is more than a software company. It gives people the tools to shape their own future, reach their potential and be the best they can be.

It believes that when people have the tools to learn in a way that suits them and apply their knowledge in the workplace, learning is more engaging.

OneFile's story began 20 years ago when husband and wife duo Chris and Susanna started a business from their Manchester home. Between them they identified huge inefficiencies in the vocational training sector and decided to work together to build a solution. From this, they launched the first pilot e-portfolio designed for training and assessment.

The company now employs a family of over 70 like-minded, hard-working people and is a leader in the educational software sector.

Demonstrating its values of integrity, compassion, creativity and respect, all employees moved to remote working a week before the official lockdown.

Increased communication, including regular calls and a new weekly update email from CEO Susanna, provided employees with added reassurance.

Senior leaders delivered home office equipment to all local employees and staff were able to request software to help them work remotely together.

Deliveries of thank you boxes, a virtual Christmas party and creative events including painting and pottery helped maintain the family spirit.

The company, which embraces a holistic approach to management, is moving to hybrid working, providing employees with combination of face-to-face engagement and flexible working

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

99% of staff agreed

I love working for this organisation

The company's monthly staff award has been renamed the Lorraine Berry award, in memory of its Learning and Development Manager, a dear colleague who passed away last year. CEO Susanna sends gift tokens as a thank you to employees who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic.

Wellbeing

87% of staff agreed

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

The #OneFileinNature initiative encourages every employee to spend an hour outdoors during daylight each day to nurture their health. The company has paid for wellbeing apps to encourage activities such as yoga and meditation and puts on Zumba classes during the working day.

Giving Something Back

85% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

OneFile provides career advice and work experience to BAME females, a group under-represented in the technology sector. Clothes are donated to a charity that helps people in poverty dress smartly for job interviews and extra tea and coffee is given to a homeless shelter.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2002
Total number of employees
1
Number of UK locations
36
Employee average age
57% : 43%
Male : Female employee ratio
40%
Employees earning £35k+
21%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Maternity

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Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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Quote from the top...
“I am delighted that OneFile has been awarded 2** by Best Companies for our outstanding levels of engagement. I never would have thought it'd be possible to positively develop and strengthen the culture of a business so much remotely, especially under these extraordinary circumstances. We have a national workforce with some employees working remotely, so it wasn't a new concept for us, but suddenly having 100% of our workforce working from home and unable to visit customers was. It's thanks to our dedicated teams that we recreated the OneFile way virtually, embracing new ways of working, to ensure we continue to deliver exceptional service to our customers. When we set our company vision, to create a world where everyone is learning for their future, we didn’t know the pandemic was going to hit. But in this new normal, our vision is more relevant than ever. No one knows what the future holds or how we may have to adapt, so learning for the future is so important – it's why we’ve always encouraged our staff to do the same. We’re always learning, improving and growing – developing new products, improving how we do things and making the most of each day. It's the OneFile way and why people want to work with us.”

Susanna Lawson, Chief Executive Officer - Onefile

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