Immediate Media Co

http://www.immediate.co.uk/

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My Company

66% of staff agreed

I have confidence in the leadership skills of the senior management team

As an organisation Immediate Media encourage everyone to have a good work life balance and to look after their physical and emotional wellbeing. At a company level they provide subsidised gym memberships, run mindfulness and yoga sessions and nutrition advice workshops. They also have an active social club which runs and promotes a range of activities to promote wellbeing. These include Zumba and Krav Maga self-defence classes, as well as seasonal activities during work like Pumpkin carving competitions and festive wreath making. Managers are trained in a model called 'Comfort, Stretch, Chaos', which teaches them how to keep a balance in people's jobs, when to recognise the signs of stress and the tactics to deal with it. At Immediate Media people are given the space to have fun and enjoy themselves so they come back refreshed and inspired from breaks. The company have a table tennis, table football and a garden area for relaxing outside, as well as break out areas across all the open plan offices. Employees can even leave at lunchtime on Fridays and are provided with an Employee Assistance Programme 24 hours a day.

My Team

78% of staff agreed

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

Immediate Media's two programmes in management development framework are Integral Leadership Programme (ILP) and Integral Management Programme (IMP). ILP helps Leader's role model the company's values, coach, develop, delegate, collaborate and connect with teams to build success as well as a great place to work. IMP gives Manager's practical tools to grow as individuals and create great teams. Immediate Media see IMP as the foundation layer in their management development framework and whilst the company know they've got lots of good Manager's, this helps them become really great ones. Delegates of IMP join a Learning Set which starts during the course and continues afterwards. This helps people share their experiences, get help, advice and also creates a sounding board. It also allows for new networks across the business with people who wouldn't ordinarily work together. The IMP and ILP programmes teach Managers that feedback must be regular, timely and constructive; therefore discussions are open, praise and thanks are given and successes are shared and celebrated. When things aren't going so well this is where coaching, advice and support comes in.

Giving Something Back

48% of staff agreed

I am happy with the pay and benefits I receive in this job

As a highly matrixed organisation, effective communication across and within teams is essential and central to Immediate Media's communications strategy. From the company's inception in 2011 they've made this a cultural principle and there is no better example than the design of the head office. At its heart is an open space occupying the entire ground floor with a café, open plan and private meeting spaces, table tennis and pool tables, a bar and a 300+ seat theatre. This vibrant and permanently busy space provides a place where people come together to collaborate, eat, socialise and it's also the centrepiece of the company communications. In the theatre area the company run regular companywide and group Town Hall meetings. These are transparent, jargon-free updates on performance from the CEO, which are followed by a short show and tells celebrating success from different teams. Open communication lies at the core of the values, so every Friday the CEO sends out an update to everyone. He selects his highlights from around the company, covering everything from big commercial wins to brand news and initiatives. He then underlines the importance of the people with a welcome to all new starters, congratulations for those promoted or have good news to share and finally saying goodbye and wishing well to any leavers.

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