IRIS Software Group achieves 29th ranking on the 2021 UK’s Best Workplaces™ list

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Posted: 30th April 2021

Employees have spoken! Recognition and rewards are just one of the reasons why employees love working for IRIS Software Group (IRIS) – even during a pandemic.  

Despite an incredibly challenging year for businesses the world over, IRIS was able to sustain its award-winning culture, ultimately achieving a 29th ranking on the 2021 UK’s Best Workplaces™ list in the Super Large category published by Great Place to Work® UK.  

IRIS is among the 183 UK-based organisations recognised by its employees as an organisation that promotes a healthy workplace culture through trust, pride and camaraderie during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Stephanie Kelly, Chief People Officer, IRIS Software Group says, “Entering the Best Workplaces™ programme for us was not only something to strive for but a tool to help us review every area of our relationships with employees.  

“None of this would have been possible without the insight, passion and hard work of everyone across the IRIS family.”  

Understanding the perspective of employees is key to building a successful workplace environment. To determine an organisation’s inclusion and ranking, Great Place to Work® administers its comprehensive employee survey which represents three quarters of an organisation’s final score. The remaining quarter of the score comes from the Culture Audit® – a business-driven questionnaire that uncovers and evaluates the organisation’s HR and leadership practices, policies and culture.  

José  De Abreu, Scrum Master, IRIS Software Group says,  

“The amount of support we’re given is phenomenal. No matter the issue, someone is always there to help out, and there is a genuine empathy! People really care for each other.” 

Gina Burnside, Payroll Specialist, IRIS Software Group says,  

“Being a woman in the workplace can be challenging, but that is not the case here at IRIS. It is so inspiring to be led by our amazing CEO Elona who gives us the empowerment to succeed.” 

Andrew Parker, Team Lead for Training, IRIS Software Group says,  

“It’s very refreshing to see how IRIS is open and aspirational and actively seeks to get the very best from its employees. At the same time, it gives us the best opportunities to grow and succeed.” 

About IRIS Software Group   

IRIS Software Group is one of the UK’s largest privately held software companies. It exists to take the pain out of processes and let professionals working in businesses and schools focus on the work they love. 

IRIS provides software solutions and services for finance, HR and payroll teams, educational organisations, and accountancy firms that helps them comply with regulations, drive productivity and better engage with key stakeholders. Through simplifying, automating and providing insights on everyday mission-critical tasks for organisations of all shapes and sizes, IRIS ensures customers can look forward with certainty and confidence. 

IRIS has over 100,000 UK and international customers with 80% having a tenure of five or more years. IRIS is the largest third-party online filer with the UK Government. Ninety of the top 100 UK accountancy firms and 50 of the top 100 US CPA firms use IRIS software. Circa 20% of the UK’s workforce is paid by IRIS payroll offerings. More than 850,000 UK employees are managed by IRIS HR solutions. Over 12,000 UK schools and academies use IRIS, with four million parents and guardians using IRIS apps to connect with their children’s school; 300 million messages are delivered between schools and parents each year, and over £15 million transactional payments are processed every month. IRIS is placed in the Sunday Times PwC Top Track 250 and the Megabuyte50, and is certified as Great Place to Work ®. 

To see how IRIS helps organisations get things right first time, every time, visit or follow IRIS Software Group on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.  

About Great Place to Work® 

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed over 100 million employees globally and have used those deep insights to define what element makes a great workplace: Trust. Great Place to Work® UK helps organisations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Their unparalleled benchmark data is used to recognise Great Place to Work-Certified™ organisations, as well as the acclaimed UK’s Best Workplaces™, UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women and UK’s Best Workplaces™ in Tech lists. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organisation become a truly ‘great place to work’.