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  • Year established:
    1986 - Kainos Software Limited
  • Website:
    http://www.kainos.com
  • Contact
    • 4-6 Upper Crescent, Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT7 1NT
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About Kainos Group

Kainos Group is a UK headquartered IT provider across two specialist business areas, Digital Services and the Workday Practice. Headquartered in Belfast with 15 offices throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe, and the USA. Kainos has over 1,700 amazing people working on innovative projects that make life easier for their global clients.

Kainos use technology to make people’s lives easier and make the world a little bit better, day by day. With a singular vision, a set of shared values that they live by every day and a culture where their people are always learning, always challenged, and rewarded with unbeatable benefits, they’ve built a special place to work.

Their approach is simple; they seek out the very best people, hire them only when they’re certain that they’ll love coming to work every day, and give them the tools and support they need to realise their full potential.

Their people love the exciting and meaningful work they do, the cutting-edge resources and technology they have access to, the great benefits offered, and the fantastic community they have built. The work is innovative, globally impactful and life changing. Their people are friendly, open, approachable and Kainos’ training and development opportunities are award-winning, which makes for a very special place to work.

“Having our people tell us how we are performing as an employer is the foundation upon which we build our employee engagement strategy. The Best Companies survey is key to ensuring that our colleagues are able to express their views open and honestly. This approach has enabled us to attain ‘outstanding’ levels of engagement with our people, and along with the ongoing support and trust of our customers, it has allowed us to build an international business. For the past ten years, Best Companies has assisted that journey as we have transformed from a local organisation of 240 people, to a global business of 1,900 people.” - Brendan Mooney, CEO


What is it like to work for Kainos Group

Wellbeing
Wellbeing

During the pandemic, Kainos encouraged managers to use their staff 1-2-1s to emphasise the importance of taking leave for wellbeing purposes. They issued communications reiterating the importance of taking time away to recharge. Kainos were acutely aware from a wellbeing perspective that they needed their people to take a break from work. Clear messaging was cascaded from the CEO in early April urging people to continue to book and take leave to actively self-manage their wellbeing. Leave levels were actively monitored throughout the period.

Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back

Kainos exists to make people’s lives better through technology. As a major supplier to the UK public sector, they are immensely proud that their people continue to be involved in a wide range of pandemic-related client projects. Some examples include; briefing the secretary of state about technologies to support the worldwide response to Covid-19, various NHS projects, including enabling people to report if they were self-isolating, video consultations, home testing services and Covid-19 contact tracing. The team at Kainos have also been supporting various government departments with technologies to support, for example, financial payments to those in need, funding for the self-employed, passports for those most in need, food distribution, and to help manage repatriation flights.

My Company
My Company
Kainos understand that staff perceptions of leaders and managers has a significant impact on engagement and joy at work. As such, they ensured that managers remained briefed about furlough plans, and set in place a protocol which at its core made managers accountable for weekly check ins with furloughed staff to provide Kainos updates and understand their personal circumstances.  They provided managers with an open forum to discuss issues raised through their conversations with furloughed staff. The CEO also sent regular personal emails to all furloughed staff including signposting to ongoing learning opportunities and actions being taken to return them to work.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    1008

  • UK sites:

    15

  • Average Age:

    35

  • Earning £35,000+:

    69%

  • Male : Female:

    69% / 31%

  • Staff Turnover:

    7%

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