Why work at Informa
Informa is a people business.
The strength and value we create for customers, specialist markets and shareholders comes from the ideas and contributions of the colleagues we attract, hire and develop.
That's why we continually invest in our colleagues and culture so that Informa remains a dynamic, modern and welcoming place to work.
- Our Culture
- Rewards and Benefits
- Colleague Support
We promote a supportive, diverse and inclusive environment in which colleagues can use their energy and ambition to make a difference at work and within the community.
We believe strongly in the value of diversity and think it’s important that colleagues around the world can equally contribute, be heard, and hopefully be inspired.
Our approach to working conditions has been recognised by the UK Top Employer Institute, accrediting Informa as a Top Employer.
AllInforma is our approach to promoting diversity and inclusion and spans how our recruitment processes ensure that any barriers to attracting diverse talent are removed, to engaging with Colleagues across the Group in a balanced way.
Our twin areas of focus are international diversity and gender balance, including taking steps to increase the representation of women in leadership positions.
The AllInforma Balance network comprises personal and professional development opportunities, mentoring programmes and forums to share stories and experiences to provide additional support to colleagues of all genders, with a particular emphasis on women.
Informa’s Diversity and Inclusion Policy builds on current equality and anti-discrimination legislation and expresses our commitments and ambitions to go further, while Speak Up is the confidential way for colleagues to report any concerns.
Inside Informa is a regular chance for colleagues to have their say on many aspects of work life.
The Group-wide conversation provides valuable feedback that drives change and action.
Inside Informa has recently led to the development of new learning and development programmes in several divisions and the launch of Portal, Informa’s digital workspace that makes it easy for colleagues to connect, engage and work smarter with each other.
The latest Inside Informa found that 84% of colleagues believe in the goals and objectives of the business they sit within.
As an international business operating in many different markets, it goes without saying that we offer competitive salaries within each sector and region in which we operate.
Our flexible benefits programmes are tailored to each region, which means colleagues can choose benefits to suit them and their lifestyle. Depending on the region, this might include medical and health insurance, preferential rates on bikes, computers and gyms, charitable giving and the option of buying additional annual leave.
We also want to make it as easy and attractive as possible for colleagues to share directly in the Group’s success. ShareMatch is Informa’s colleague share incentive plan that’s a simple way for members to buy Informa shares directly from their salary. Even better, for every share purchased, Informa gives another, for free!
For US colleagues, Informa's ESPP plan is an easy and flexible way to buy Informa stock with a guaranteed discount.
Everyone likes to be recognised.
That's why, each year, the Informa Awards celebrate individual and team success, exceptional contributions and outstanding performance across the entire Group.
Those shortlisted for an award are invited to a ceremony that is streamed live on Portal, our intranet, so that everyone can be part of it.
Alongside Informa's generous rewards packages, we offer development opportunities to help colleagues build a rewarding career at Informa.
Learning and Development
Learning and development is a key area of investment, to ensure that colleagues can develop and make a real difference to the future of the Group.
Role-specific and soft skills training takes place throughout the business, while Informa Inspire is our leadership development programme.
Secondment opportunities are encouraged and all of our vacancies are advertised internally.
We offer colleagues an Employee Assistance Programme that gives access to external, professional and personal support for colleagues and their families.
From counselling and financial advice to support when returning to work after a break and retirement guidance, there are plenty of resources available.
All colleagues are encouraged to develop new skills, build networks and explore new challenges by contributing to projects beyond their regular roles.
That could be as one of our sustainability champions, as a Walk the World volunteer or by taking part in regular colleague forums, like Inside Informa, which gives everyone the chance to have their say about life inside the Group. There are lots of opportunities to become part of life at Informa.
Walk the World
7,000 Informa colleagues. 60,000km walked. £360,000 donated to local charities.
Each year, colleagues from all over the world come together for Walk the World, Informa’s global challenge that sees organised walks taking place to raise money to support local community projects.
From the Forbidden City in China, to New York’s Central Park, the Swiss Alps and multiple other locations, in 2019, more than 7,000 Informa colleagues collectively walked 60,000km – that’s more than one and a half times around the Equator – while raising more than £360,000 for local charities and having plenty of fun along the way.
Walk the World 2020 is set to be even bigger and better, with a fundraising target of £500,000.
We think volunteering has multiple benefits: the chance to practice and develop skills, building strong internal networks and supporting local communities, to name a few.
That’s why everyone can take up to two days each year to volunteer with a charitable organisation of their choice.
Opportunities where colleagues can contribute their professional skills are particularly encouraged.