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  • Mentoring and Coaching in the Workplace 21 Aug 2023

    Payara loves to upskill its team – and we have set ourselves an ambitious challenge of investing over 100 hours of Learning and Development time for each team member each year. Over the past couple of years traditional ‘course / qualification’  based learning has been replaced  by online sessions  which better suits both individual and […]

  • The Importance of Workforce Planning at Payara 02 Aug 2023

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    As a SME (Small to Medium Sized Enterprise) competing for talent in a highly competitive market, the People team focus on working alongside Team leaders to increase their understanding of how to approach ‘future state’ team organisation, identify roles, and develop the existing team members. To do this we use a mechanism called Workforce Planning. 

  • Payara's Charity of the Year: Children International 26 Jul 2023

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    Payara is proud to announce that we’ve chosen Children International as our Charity of the Year! About Children International Children International were established to help bring an end to child poverty through their work with children and their communities, providing access to healthcare, education, and employment opportunities, as well as empowering children to have hope […]

  • Do You Want a Collaborative Workforce? Invest in Cross-Team Challenges  14 Jun 2023

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    In today’s remote working but interconnected business environment, effective teamworking is crucial for achieving organizational success. Team building activities play a vital role in fostering Initiative, Trust, and Community, some of our Core Company values, among team members. An innovative approach to team building is through cross-team challenges, where individuals from different teams come together […]

  • Launching Payara’s New Bonus Perks Scheme 08 Jun 2023

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    At Payara we aim to make working with us a great experience for everyone, but as a globally distributed SME this can be challenging. Culture, languages and time zone difference all need to be managed to make the experience beneficial for everyone.

  • Payara Retreat 2023: Payara in Prague! 28 May 2023

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    Payara Retreat (formerly “Payara Week”) is our annual, on-location event to become closer to one another, to put our ideas for Payara’s future success on the table, and to have some fun across all teams. Last year, then-Payara Week was online, and we proved that we could connect well virtually. However, it meant a lot […]

  • International Girls in ICT Day: Meet Elif! 27 Apr 2023

    Today, (April 27) is International Girls in ICT Day! This is an annual event designed to celebrate women exploring and pursuing careers in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The theme this year is ‘Digital Skills for Life’, so we spoke to one of the Girls in ICT at Payara, Elif, a Junior Service Engineer. She […]

  • Satisfaction Surveys - Payara's Results Are In! 27 Mar 2023

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    Happy, motivated staff is the goal for every business – because who doesn’t want a high performing, engaged workforce?!  Working in a globally distributed, fully remote company means that, sometimes, you can’t always see what is working for your people in the moment. That’s why regular satisfaction surveys (eNPS) are so valuable. These surveys give […]

  • Virtual Payara Day Q2/Q3: Finding Our Voices and Our Mascots 24 Mar 2023

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    Virtual Payara Day is our quarterly virtual conference!  Virtual Payara Day (VPD) is an opportunity for team members to get to know each other in a way that they can’t day-to-day, as well as getting business updates from the CEO and from other functional teams. This quarterly event is a consistent opportunity for updates on […]

  • Remote Working - For the Win?! 17 Mar 2023

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    3 years on from the pandemic, companies are now assessing the way they want their employees to work. Most companies that could go remote, went remote and are facing the decision to either ask staff to come back into the office full time, work hybrid or stay fully remote. It’s safe to say that with […]

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