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Why SciLeads is a Great Place to Work

SciLeads proudly announces its accreditation as a Great Place to Work, achieving an outstanding score of 85%. This esteemed certification is a testament to our commitment to creating an outstanding employee experience as a fully remote working company.

The current theme arising from research in the People space is that post-pandemic, the meaning of work has shifted and people trust their employer more than any other institution to help with matters in their daily life. Flexible working has overtaken salary as the top benefit to employees so belonging to a business which has a great culture is more important than ever. SciLeads’ remote-first model with asynchronous hours means employees have real flexibility to balance work and home commitments to have a healthier and more fulfilling life.

In our inaugural attempt at certification, SciLeads achieved an outstanding score of 85%, which was well above the 65% threshold required to be recognised as a ‘Great Place to Work’. Across all measures, SciLeads maintained an impressive average of 88%, showcasing our commitment to fostering a positive work environment. Not every company makes the list the first time, so it was a fantastic achievement to be certified and rank so highly across the board.

The Great Place to Work Certification was a rigorous two-step process that involved surveying our employees through a comprehensive questionnaire regarding SciLeads’ working environment. This methodology ensures the certification is based on real employee experiences and independent analysis. The scores obtained through this process help job seekers identify companies that genuinely offer a great company culture.

Sarah Lewis-Kulin, the Vice President of Global Recognition at Great Place To Work, highlights the importance of the certification, stating, “Great Place To Work Certification is a highly coveted achievement that requires consistent and intentional dedication to the overall employee experience.” She underscores that SciLeads’ successful attainment of this recognition positions the company as one of the top employers, providing an exceptional workplace environment.”

Sarah Manford, Senior People Manager at SciLeads emphasises how a great culture is for everyone, “We are all about fostering a positive workplace culture because it’s the right thing to do for our business and our people. We trust our colleagues to bring their best, and the outstanding results follow naturally. This accreditation is a fantastic recognition of our consistent commitment to a great culture and we’ll continue prioritising a supportive environment because it benefits everyone.”

Key Highlights of SciLeads’ Certification:

Work-Life Balance:

A standout achievement was the 100% score for ‘People are encouraged to balance their work life and their personal life.’ Flexible working is one of our core values and this score reflects SciLeads’ commitment to supporting employees in achieving a healthy work-life balance. We don’t want our staff to have to compromise on what makes them happy, and if they want to go to the gym or walk the dog during the day then they are encouraged to do so. Some staff prefer to work early in the morning, or later at night when the kids are asleep, and we empower them to manage their work around their needs and other commitments. With 100% remote working, our staff can work from anywhere in the world that has a good internet connection.

Read why Laura Haldane, SciLeads Co-Founder says the days of the rigid 9-5 are gone.

Customer Service Excellence:

SciLeads received a perfect score of 100% for ‘Our customers would rate the service we deliver as ‘excellent’,’ showcasing the company’s unwavering commitment to providing exceptional service to its clients. Our sales and Customer Success teams are given the dedicated training and resources they need to ensure our customers are well taken care of. We continually ask our clients for feedback and we travel to meet them and invite them to dedicated customer parties throughout the year.

Safety and Well-being:

SciLeads scored a perfect 100% for the statement ‘This is a physically safe place to work.’ The company’s dedication to creating a secure working environment is reflected in this exceptional score. We give all staff a working-from-home allowance so that they can create their ideal office space at home and it covers everything from standing desks to coffee subscriptions! You can check out some of our home office setups here.

Impact on Future SciLeaders:

The significance of the Great Place to Work Certification extends beyond our current employees. The statistics show that job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a certified great workplace, and they are 93% more likely to look forward to coming to work. We are continually recruiting and growing the company and so we hope this certification enhances our appeal to future applicants. Well, that and the fact you also get a day off on your birthday and loads of other benefits. See our open vacancies.

Giving Back

In addition to a great work-life balance, each year we ask our staff to vote for charity partners and we hold events to raise money for them. In fact we have just chosen our Charities of the Year which are both animal charities – Paws & People NI and the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. Many of the SciLeaders have pets (we have a dedicated Slack channel for sharing pictures) we are actively planning some fundraising adventures for the year such as sponsored dog walks, marathons and other meetups and activities.

Want to Become a “SciLeader”?

SciLeads’ Great Place to Work Certification is a well-deserved accolade, acknowledging our commitment to creating a positive and enriching workplace for our employees. This certification not only validates our standing as an employer of choice but also signifies our dedication to fostering a culture of excellence, innovation, and employee satisfaction.

Launched in 2016, SciLeads is trusted by hundreds of scientific companies globally to accelerate sales and drive growth. Containing the world’s most accurate and comprehensive database of research scientists, SciLeads enables sales and marketing teams to identify, engage and qualify their ideal prospects. Our aim is to help organizations make lead generation and market research simpler, more streamlined, and more efficient. To join us in our mission and find out more about our culture, head to our Careers page here.