Want to work with us? Great skills are just the start

Being highly-skilled is great, but it doesn’t mean we want to work with you. Our Global Head of Talent & Culture, Anne Costello, looks beyond the qualifications and explains why there’s more to a successful team than just great CVs.

Being highly-skilled is great, but it doesn’t mean we want to work with you. Our Global Head of Talent & Culture, Anne Costello, looks beyond the qualifications and explains why there’s more to a successful team than just great CVs.

Every good company understands the importance of culture, but great companies realise you need to nurture it to keep it alive.

It’s never enough to just pile some skilled people together and expect their best work. At Text100, we know our success is entirely dependent on our people working together. That’s why we’re so proud (and protective) of our culture.

At Text100, we know that what we put in we get back in spades. We know our culture didn’t happen by accident. Our history, heritage, and diversity, our values and our expectations of each other, all form part of who we are today.

We’re committed to diversity, and with that the spectrum of backgrounds, opinions and viewpoints that make us all who we are. Through embracing this, we’re stronger as an organisation, and able to bring something different and exciting to the table, both for our culture and the work we do for clients. But great culture takes effort too.

Our values are the cornerstone of our culture and we apply the lens of our values to everything we do. So you might get an interview, and you may even feel like your personality is a good fit, but we want to know how you’ll contribute to our culture before we hire you.

Fit isn’t enough when we’re trying to maintain something this special and integral to our success.

Values and vision

We want our people to have the opportunity to achieve their personal and professional goals – and have fun along the way. In today’s “always on” agency world, this can be tough.

So, we work hard to make sure that our vision is grounded in our values and that it means something to every Textie.

Setting Vision2020 triggered a series of events at Text100. Our company was changing dramatically and we wanted to give our people the tools to get through it.

In a company with new people, skills, ideas and clients, we had to ask ourselves about our values too. We asked our people what they valued at Text100, what we needed to change, as well as what social causes were important to them.

The words changed but the sentiment didn’t.  Our people reinforced what we knew, helped update our values and reinvigorate our culture ready for the next chapter.

Little book of culture

We also used the feedback to put our values front and centre. We created a guide to our culture and what it means to be a Textie: The Little Book of Text100. That way, we know our culture is a true reflection of the people who work here. We live our values; they’re at the heart of everything we do.

Our Little Book is a reflection of our people, who we are, what we value, how we work, hire, and choose clients. It’s an essential guide for everyone, from new recruits to old hands.

Our values can’t just be a nice-to-have; they’re baked into everything we do, and everyone who works at Text100. After all, for a communications company, there can’t be any difference between what we do and what we say.

Together as one. Probably with cake.

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