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THE QUEEN'S ABDICATION was one prediction for 2016 made at last December's Crystal Ball Breakfast by a panel that included John Witherow, the editor of The Times, and Ed Williams, chief executive officer of this communications marketing agency, which hosted the event. Set up in 1967 by its Chicago-based parent, the subsidiary now has 437 staff at its London headquarters and three other locations in the UK. To foster creativity on behalf of clients including Unilever, the UK operation spent £520,000 on professional development last year. Employees are convinced the experience they gain here is valuable for their future, an 85% positive score; seventh among mid-size enterprises in our survey, and good for their personal growth (83%). Executive training schemes, including a new mentoring programme, are designed to help leaders to support and develop talents. People appreciate the attention, saying their manager cares about them as individuals (78%) and regularly expresses appreciation for a job well done (82%). Despite the agency dropping from 46th place in last year's Best Companies list, Edelman has an esprit de corps that remains undimmed. People say that their immediate colleagues are fun to work with (84%) and they go out of their way to help each other (81%). www.edelman.co.uk

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Personal Growth

90% of staff agreed

My work is an important part of my life

In 2015, Edelman refreshed their values to ensure they are relevant to the company's future direction, support a client-centric culture and are inspiring great work. These core values are at the heart of everything the company do and are well publicised around the business. The values are also embedded in the talent programmes, recruitment strategies, appraisal processes, performance management and learning and development programmes. All are designed to align employee's behaviour with Edelman's mission, vision and business objectives. Edelman is dedicated to delivering Quality, something that is championed by a dedicated Global Chief Quality Officer. It's also reflected in the proprietary client satisfaction survey, all to ensure the company deliver on their client promise whilst remaining loyal to their values.

My Team

92% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

In 2015, Edelman refreshed their values to ensure they are relevant to the company's future direction, support a client-centric culture and are inspiring great work. These core values are at the heart of everything the company do and are well publicised around the business. The values are also embedded in the talent programmes, recruitment strategies, appraisal processes, performance management and learning and development programmes. All are designed to align employee's behaviour with Edelman's mission, vision and business objectives. Edelman is dedicated to delivering Quality, something that is championed by a dedicated Global Chief Quality Officer. It's also reflected in the proprietary client satisfaction survey, all to ensure the company deliver on their client promise whilst remaining loyal to their values.

My Company

84% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Edelman continuously supports employees' professional and personal development by refreshing their Learning & Development Programme every year. This carefully tailored programme comprises regular internal and external training sessions, including but not limited to an introduction to PR, writing skills, paid media 101, presentation and pitching. Edelman also runs the annual Client Leadership Academy, a yearly global programme to help rising stars continue their journey towards becoming the firm's client and business leaders of the future. The annual Edelman Fellows Programme sees up to ten middle Managers within the global network given the chance to transfer from their home office to selected host offices in APACEMA, Canada, Europe and CIS, LatAM and the U.S. for up to 12 months. Locally, Edelman has invested heavily in Career Pathing, ensuring their evolution from PR firm to Communications Marketing agency opens a wider range of career paths for our people. Lastly, the Edelman Global Women's Executive Network supports future female leaders within the company and this year offered an opportunity for employees to attend the International Women's Forum in Tel Aviv. There, they joined discussions on the future of leadership and examined pressing global issues.

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