Ogilvy & Mather Group UK

http://www.ogilvy.co.uk

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WINNING YOUR INDUSTRY'S ultimate accolade is a clear sign of teamwork, nurtured talent and an engaged workforce. Last year, marketing communications agency Ogilvy & Mather Group UK received the Cannes Lions Network award of the year. It also gained a further 83 Lions across all categories thanks to its record 305 finalists during the festival. Founded in the 1940s by David Ogilvy, who, in 1962, Time magazine called “the most sought-after wizard in today's advertising industry”, the agency consists of 11 specialist companies, which between them cover public relations, design and advertising. Past campaigns include the launch of Dove soap in 1955. The brand is still one of the most iconic beauty products and its maker, Unilever, remains a key client, alongside IBM, SC Johnson, Philips and Ikea. Employees from the group's two London offices are encouraged to come together and participate in “welcome Wednesdays”. Pub quiz nights are run every two months, each hosted by a different board member, with the aim of integrating teams and new starters. Throughout the year, each of the organisation's companies hosts team-building events, ranging from treasure hunts around London to team trips to Paris and Valencia. Employees feel their teammates go out of their way to help one another, giving them a 77% positive score. They also agree that there is a strong sense of family within the group (75%) and conclude that teams are fun (82%). Almost half the firm's 1,495 staff receive support from the agency for work-related study. It also has regional programmes in place available to workers across the business who have been singled out as rising stars. They are mentored by exposure to the company's European leaders in schemes designed to encourage networking, introduce people to existing opportunities, equip them with the skills they need and give them an insight into Ogilvy & Mather's vision and direction. Survey results show that staff believe their jobs are good for personal growth (76%), there are opportunities to learn and grow within the organisation (63%) and they will find the experience1 gained valuable in the future (79%). The company's own Many Ogilvy Hands voluntary initiative is in its third year and aims to help the growth of secondary education at Buikwe secondary school in Uganda. Staff say the firm has a strong social conscience (75%) and encourages charitable activities (78%). More than 100 volunteers have been sent over to Uganda and about £200,000 raised, culminating in two new school buildings being built and 80 children being sponsored.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

92% of staff agreed

My work is an important part of my life

Their managers encourage a mentoring relationship outside of their own relationship with an employee. Their managers always make sure that they set aside time for regular, individual catch ups with each of their team members. They also have methods in place to regularly feedback any information from departmental meetings to their employees. Their managers place a strong emphasis on focus groups and encourage all employees to get involved in order to share their ideas for improvement.

My Team

89% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

Their managers encourage a mentoring relationship outside of their own relationship with an employee. Their managers always make sure that they set aside time for regular, individual catch ups with each of their team members. They also have methods in place to regularly feedback any information from departmental meetings to their employees. Their managers place a strong emphasis on focus groups and encourage all employees to get involved in order to share their ideas for improvement.

Personal Growth

87% of staff agreed

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

Ogilvy place a great emphasis on providing the best training and see nurturing the knowledge and development of their people as a priority. An example of this is their overall approach to the company's Learning and Development programme. This is designed to support company objectives as set out in their business plans, and incorporates the relevant training that supports the competencies and professional skills they value. A core feature of their approach to Learning and Development is that they place the onus on the individual to take primary responsibility for their own development, and then to support this through a clear learning path. The learning path is there to aid career development and succession planning and they underpin this by offering a breadth of opportunities available in an agile way so that everyone, no matter what level or department they work in, has access to some key development that meets their individual needs.

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Women in Senior Management

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