Speaking ahead of ICE 2020, Betinvest COO Max Dubossarsky outlined the company’s plan to launch We are Betinvest, a project which sheds light on the teams of people behind the brand.
What has inspired Betinvest to share the stories of its team members and their many different areas of specialisation?
For over 20 years of working in the industry, we have always found that our most valued resource is our team. It is thanks to their professionalism and talent that new products and solutions are created, and different ways to promote our services are developed. It is our employees who are changing the industry with their day-to-day work. And the result of their hard work is reflected in the high market value of our product, the reputation of the company, and the loyalty of our clients. Our team is the main driving force behind the business.
Because we are striving to develop the industry as a whole, we have decided to speak openly about the internal workings of our business. And so, the aim of our project We are Betinvest is to introduce you to the different departments within the company, in terms of the professional and personal qualities of our employees alike. We believe that this will broaden understanding of the complex internal processes of our business: at what stage of a project are different teams involved, what issues do they deal with, and what is their overall contribution? With this project, we hope to raise awareness of all the job descriptions in the gambling industry amongst our followers on social media, and show them that Betinvest is all of us, and each and every one of us.
Where can we follow these stories and how will you share them? Can you tell us which department will be first up?
The We are Betinvest project will be launched in February, straight after ICE London, and can be followed on our official Facebook and LinkedIn profiles. Every team of specialists will be featured in the publication series, starting with an introduction to the team at the very heart of our sports betting business: the traders. We hope that readers will find this interesting and informative.
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How important is it that companies hire candidates who are the right fit for the team?
Of course, it’s very important that everyone fits in, and does what they do best and what they’re passionate about. So, as well as having a thorough selection process, we do our best not to lose our professionals when they decide they want a change of direction: we help them do so within the company. Each of our employees is able to develop not just within their own job role, but also to change specialisations and departments.
In terms of recruitment, let’s take as an example our team of traders. We have a special training programme and system of career progression within the company for new employees. But from the outset, potential traders must have a good working knowledge of maths and the theory of probability, and they need to enjoy sport and have a deep understanding of certain sports in particular. When part of an experienced team, all of this knowledge will be transformed into a professional skillset. But in this line of work, a love of sport is a real necessity.
Each and every one of our employees is valued, not just as professionals in their area and as individuals, but as members of the team. That’s why it’s also important to us that new employees become part of the Betinvest family, share our values and corporate culture, and stay with us for as long as possible.
What does Betinvest do to cultivate a productive environment to allow its talented specialists to thrive?
A large part of our lives is spent at work, and we understand the importance of corporate culture, and an office environment that facilitates productive work and recreation. I also mentioned earlier that we always listen to our team’s wishes to learn and develop, and we provide opportunities for them to fulfil their potential in a variety of projects within the company. This has a direct effect on satisfaction levels.
Studies have shown that people are more productive at work and take their work more seriously if they get on well with their colleagues. We facilitate this by organising team building events – both for department teams and interdepartmentally. Friendly relations within a company break down barriers, increase efficiency, and make our time at work more enjoyable.
An important part of the work carried out by our HR department is the professional development of our team. So, as well as employee benefits which include insurance and access to a gym, we offer our employees extra training through professional courses, workshops and training sessions.
And, of course, we make sure the office has everything it needs so that it is both a comfortable working environment, and well suited for recreational time.
Can you define the Betinvest culture in less than 140 characters? How does this translate to a top-quality product and service for clients?
We place great importance on values such as flexibility, openness, innovation and professionalism.
This is reflected in and defines our products and services. With our experience in the industry, and the range of sports betting solutions we offer, we are a single entry point into the gaming industry for our clients.