London, UK, 1st March 2023 – QBS Technology Group (including QBS Software) is pleased to announce its commitment to becoming a revolutionary people-focused company. The company has worked hard to become the channel leader across environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics, including achieving carbon neutrality, becoming B Corp certified, and joining the Science-Based Targets initiative.
QBS has now also been assessed by Investors in People… And we are thrilled to announce that we have achieved We invest in people gold accreditation! This is testament to the company’s commitment to its people and also to the contribution and dedication of the whole QBS team. Only 26% of IIP accredited organisations achieve gold, so the team is particularly proud and excited about this achievement.
Over 30 years and across 66 countries, Investors in People has become the global benchmark for people management. They assess an organisation’s performance against the We invest in people framework, undertake in-depth employee interviews, provide a clear benchmark against other organisations globally, and make recommendations for continuing improvement. A successful outcome sees an organization attain a Standard, Silver, Gold or Platinum accreditation.
In recent years, the company has experienced rapid growth and made 9 acquisitions. CEO Dave Stevinson acknowledges the challenges that come with post-merger integration, particularly when it comes to culture and people management. As such, the company has invested in post-merger integration methodologies and focuses on people messaging and culture adoption.
To further strengthen the company's commitment to its people, Dave Stevinson went to Harvard Business School to fully understand what best-in-class people management looks like. As a result, QBS is building a revolutionary human capital department that focuses on three areas of differentiation: structure, leadership, and tooling.
Structure: The human capital function is divided into three distinct areas of competence: People Ops, Talent Acquisition, and Leadership Development.
Leadership: QBS has appointed Paula Reader, an exceptionally high-calibre People Director, to lead the department on an interim basis. Paula Reader has held senior HR leadership roles at a variety of prestigious companies including Boodles, Accenture and LSG Lufthansa. With her expertise in people management and leadership development, QBS is confident in its ability to build and maintain a high-performing team.
Tooling: QBS has invested in specific software and apps that deliver a better user experience for its colleagues, such as Cezanne, Microsoft Viva Engage, and additional in-house tooling.
QBS has benchmarked its employee value proposition (EVP) against some of the world's leading companies such as PwC, Accenture, and fellow B Corporations. The EVP was also validated through the Harvard Business School Insights model.
QBS believes that it has created a pathway to one of the best employee value propositions that exists today. The company plans to continue rolling out 42 initiatives over the next 18 months to take its employee value proposition to the next level.
"We take great care of our people because all of our people take great care of our partners and publishers, enabling software to be delivered by QBS," said Dave Stevinson. "All of this is very simple. We listen very carefully to our co-workers, we intently study the best-in-class peers, and we seek external validation and verification from the leading HR analysts and certification bodies."
QBS’s commitment to its people underscores its dedication to building a high-performing team that delivers exceptional results to partners and publishers alike.