Remote-first - with Office Space
Core hours 10 - 4
Through practical and engaging content, insight-driven marketing communications, and user-centred experiences we help brands reach, target, and connect with their future customers in the accounting, human resources, and professional workspace.
Home of the brands AccountingWEB UK & US, HRZone, TrainingZone, MyCustomer, and PracticeWeb, SIFT is a market-leading publisher and subscription business based in the heart of Bristol, with employees across the UK and United States. We use our leading B2B communities and marketing services to reach and engage over 1.5m accounting and business professionals around the globe.
Flexible working approach
Here at Sift, we are more than just our day-to-day work and we always make a point to remember that. Sift is passionate about flexible working and inclusivity; connecting with talented people, regardless of their location or personal commitments.
All employees are a part of a team charter, meaning each team can choose where, when, and how they will work most effectively together. This may mean working remotely full time or visiting the office when the need arises, which enables collaborative working as well as keeping our company culture alive across many geographic locations and outside of work commitments. We encourage autonomy and trust our Sifters to manage their own priorities and workloads.
Scoring against our flexibility index (1 = not at all flexible, 100 = couldn’t be more flexible, 51 is average) using a number of parameters to assess flexibility such as working from home, hours, frequency of travel, benefits, etc.
Scoring against our employee perception index (1 = not seen as flexible, 100 = couldn’t be happier with the flexibility, 51 is average) using a number of more emotional / perception based questions to understand whether employees feel supported and offered what they want. The areas we cover are work-life balance / managerial support / flexible benefits / working environment / and many others.
"I've worked at similar companies to Sift in the past, but it's different here. You always feel you are part of the team and can voice your own thoughts to help contribute. The flexible benefits are great for me too as I didn't really have any before coming here."
Anonymous Sift Employee
Approach to diversity & inclusion
Sift's top value is 'Be Human First,' and we mean it. We are all human, with shared and differentiating experiences that make us who we are. At Sift, we embrace, celebrate, and give you space to experience those unique aspects of yourself as we work to promote and uplift all Sifters.
In addition to our blind hiring process and Sift Social Code, we also have a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEIB) consultant, who leads the Sift DEIB group. This group of Sift employees (including our CEO) meets monthly to develop and implement DEIB initiatives/events, discuss what each brand is doing to meet our goals, and review Sift practises to ensure we are held accountable and continue to move forward in acceptance, representation, and inclusion.
What do we think of Sift?
Sift scored brilliantly on their intial benchmarking test, which shows how much they value a flexible working environment to bring the best out of their employees. More impressively however, was the feedback we received from the employees themselves through the anonymous survey we conducted. It's clear to us that Sift ask the right questions internally and are striving to foster a working environment that suits everyone's needs.
Meet who might be hiring you
We are very proud of our culture at Sift. One of our core values is ‘Be Human First’ and the senior leaders work hard to make sure Sift is an inclusive and welcoming place. Everyone is approachable, there is good communication throughout, and we offer support and encourage our staff to develop professionally. We offer a whole host of benefits, including flexible working, so if you’d like to join a growing, successful and diverse company, we’d love to hear from you.
Michelle Wood, HR Business Partner
What they offer their employees
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Shared parental leave
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay - Up to 20 days per year full pay
Life assurance of 4 x base salary
Pension contributions matched up to 5%
Option to buy/sell 5 days annual leave per year
A day off for your birthday
BUPA health cash plan (free for dependants)