My Hyland story is a total WIN

Tower Bridge, London

During my final-stage interview at Hyland, Bob Dunn – vice president of sales for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region – enthusiastically asked me, “So, what do you want to do next?”

I knew then that I was definitely in the right place!

I joined the Hyland family in September 2018, and the family part was what really attracted me to the company. Previously, I had spent most of my career in PR and corporates, and always made a point of working for small (less than 50 staff), usually independent companies, as I work best when I have a sense of freedom in decision making and close working relationships with my colleagues.

The idea of working for a large, impersonal and bureaucratic global firm was anathema to me. It still is. … But that is definitely not Hyland. Hyland is a different kind of global.

From the website, I saw a successful multicultural business that seemed to be really people-centric, offering a positive environment, lots of fun, and a stimulating industry to grow in. They seemed to really care about their staff.

So I gave it a go.

The Hyland life is a WIN

There was a lot more on offer once I started working here, with continuous online training for personal development, a women in network group (WIN), a flat hierarchy with an open-door policy, a close collaboration with our cousins – the teams in the U.S., Latin America, and EMEA – a diverse mix of cultures and age ranges, and plenty of experts in each department willing to offer support and ideas if and when needed!

On the fun side, part of my role sees me organizing team-building events for quarterly employee engagement nights out. Hopefully soon, we’ll be able to get back to normal by bringing together all our U.K. remote and office based employees for junkyard golf, bowling, amusement arcade bars, circus-themed dinners, team lunches etc. to celebrate our teamwork ethos.

As you can see, Hyland positively encourages us to be creative with our cultural initiatives; we even have a dedicated internal team at HQ driving this and sharing the love, globally. It’s really a great, inclusive feeling.

The foundation of Hyland really does have old-fashioned values at its core. The organization is flexible and transparent, forward-looking, respects and rewards its people, and offers 21st Century benefits, all of which I really appreciate.

Hyland employs smart people, then gives them the freedom to grow further. And the results speak for themselves.

Wendy Kirton

Wendy Kirton

Wendy Kirton is the office manager for Hyland’s U.K. office.

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