A few weeks ago, we held our first Virtual Payara Day of 2022. This is our quarterly online conference, and has evolved from business updates to a way of forging connections in a remote, global team.
Hadar, our new Payara Engineering Manager, joined the team at the same time as Arie, Cheryl and Luis (read their previous Q+As). We onboarded 4 team members across 3 different countries/time zones in the space of one week.
Welcome to another of our new starters: Luis, Java Software Engineer, based in Brazil!
We found out a bit more about Luis in this quick Q+A – from his favourite piece of music for productivity, to the fact he takes advantage of his location by watching the famous Brazilian football team in action. Just make sure you don’t assume he creates spreadsheets all day…
The COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses around the world to reconsider their working models. Companies that had never offered employees to work from home were suddenly moving to remote-friendly working arrangements just to stay afloat. The continuing concerns over the pandemic have accelerated the growth of remote work, and it’s predicted that 32% of all employees worldwide will be remote by the end of the year (up from 17% of remote employees in 2019). The pandemic has reshaped the work world, potentially for good.
Payara Services are proud to announce that we’ve chosen the Bumblebee Conservation Trust as our Payara Charity of the Year!
About the Bumblebee Conservation Trust
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was established because of serious concerns over declining numbers of bumblebees. These insects are not only well-loved but also valued for the way they pollinate crops and wildflowers.
The charity aims to enhance understanding of the work these industrious insects do, why they are declining in numbers and how a diverse range of people can help. They also work to increase the quality and quantity of bumblebee habitats.
Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK, working towards the vision of a just world, free from poverty. Red Nose Day – a day of activities and events to raise money – is its most famous fundraising effort.
In aid of Red Nose Day 2021, Team Payara contributed to a fundraising project where the iconic ‘Red Nose’ logo was painted onto the rugby pitch local to our UK office. Continue reading “Payara Services Seen from the Sky for Red Nose Day”
Payara Services is governed by seven core values, designed to underpin everything we do. These are Community, Excellence, Growth, Openness, Initiative, Passion and Trust.
We chose to sponsor Team GB Kayaker Emma Witherford because she embodies these values. After renewing our support for 2020 – 2021, we decided to check in with Emma on how she has coped during the inevitable challenges and struggles of lockdown and the pandemic. We found that she is living our values more than ever before:
Payara will be renewing its company sponsorship of Emma Witherford for 2020 – 2021, enabling her to carry on achieving in her sport at a time when it is most challenging. Continue reading “Sponsoring the Future Winners!”
Who doesn’t love the opportunity to wear a festive sweater and raise money for a fantastic charity at the same time? Payarans this year had great fun coming into our Malvern office, donning their varied Christmas sweaters and donating towards – https://www.savethechildren.net/
If you are a regular reader of our Fish Food for Thought Blogs, you probably already know that the Payarans can’t say no to a cake 😉 So, once again, we decided to turn our love for cake into something useful and last Friday, the 18th of October, we took part in the Macmillan Coffee Morning, selling a huge variety of home-baked cakes! Continue reading “Cake Sale for Macmillan Cancer Support”
We are proud to announce that Payara have pledged our support this year to the Marine Conservation Society UK (MCSUK) as Gold Company Members. Continue reading “Payara Sponsors Marine Conservation Society”
Payara is excited to announce it has pledged its support to kayaking athlete, Emma Witherford, as she competes for Team GB in the 2019 ICF World Championships. Continue reading “Payara Services Sponsors Kayak Athlete”
The importance of business environmental sustainability and social responsibility is growing and we at Payara Services are doing our best to make sure our impact on the environment and our local community is as positive as possible. In the recent months, we’ve been implementing some changes to further improve in those areas. In addition to some environmentally friendly day-to-day behaviours that we take for granted (such as switching the lights off when we leave the office!) we are now taking some proactive steps to improve and make a more positive impact. Continue reading “Improving Health and the Environment at Payara Services”
As a company, Payara takes community very seriously and likes to participate in supporting events in the local area. One of the most recent events that I was able to participate in was the Pancake Race held by Malvern Rotary Club this year on (you guessed it!) Pancake Day – Tuesday, the 5th of March. Continue reading “Supporting Our Community… with Pancakes!”
I LOVE cake so any excuse to start baking is great. This year, the office staff in Payara UK decided to mix things up and offer a baked goods delivery service to the surrounding businesses…all for a price of course! This is a fundraiser after all! We requested donations in exchange for baked goods for Macmillan Cancer Support. Continue reading “Macmillan Cancer Support Charity Fundraiser”
For Christmas 2018 Payarans reveled in a glory of Xmas jumpers. The range and creativity of some of the jumpers were amazing – everyone showing off their talents when it comes to decorations. So, as well as having fun wearing crazy jumpers on a very cold day in the UK, we also managed to raise some funds for a very worthwhile and deserving charity at this time of year – Save the Children. Continue reading “Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day”