The Creative Engagement Group

We provide employee engagement, training solutions, capability development and scientific engagement, engaging through event and exhibition experiences, digital and film, all underpinned by behavioural science.

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Best Company to work for in the UK
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The Creative Engagement Group protected the breaks of staff working remotely during the pandemic – an innovation in line with ethos that it is the people who make the business.

Employees of the communications group were encouraged to schedule breaks and given the confidence to say ‘no' to meeting requests that would disrupt that downtime.

Weekly ‘supportive and genuine' Q&As with CEO Russ Lidstone allowed employees to air their concerns about job security and the future of the agency, which would normally organise a lot of live events.

Employees also used the ThinkTank tool to share how they were feeling and how they were adapting to the changing times.

Online training was given on remote working, staff did self-assessments to identify any equipment they needed and training was offered to 20 new mental health first aiders.

An online toolkit, created using in-house expertise, provided a one-stop support shop for employees and managers, with information on everything from staff benefits to recommended apps and websites.  

Leaders and line managers checked in regularly with their teams and, just as importantly, individuals were encouraged to look out for each other.

The Creative Engagement Group, which responded to the challenges of the pandemic by moving from live events to virtual and hybrid sessions, prides itself on its flexibility.

It works with clients to provide employee engagement, learning and training solutions, scientific engagement and capability building – all underpinned by applied behavioural science. They engage internal and external audiences through the creation and delivery of live virtual & hybrid experiences, film, branded content, immersive and interactive content.

And its employees have lots of fun along the way.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Manager

82% of staff agreed

My manager cares about how satisfied I am in my job

New managers are given six months of training in line management, policy and process and engaging with agency culture and values, as well a regular monthly coaching sessions. Employees are encouraged to have informal ‘check-in' reviews every quarter, rather than traditional annual appraisals

My Company

93% of staff agreed

My work is an important part of my life

The Cat's Pyjamas, a peer-to-peer recognition scheme, typically receives 10 nominations a month. Recipients receive a £25 gift card, a novelty badge and a note from the person who nominated them. £100 awards are available for those recognised by their line manager for efforts that go over and above.

Giving Something Back

84% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

With 70% of its business in healthcare and regular close contact with charities and patients, The Creative Engagement Group understands the importance of raising awareness of good causes. For #WorldCancerDay 2021, it ran a social media campaign highlighting the huge effect of the pandemic on cancer care.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1976
Total number of employees
5
Number of UK locations
37
Employee average age
44% : 56%
Male : Female employee ratio
60%
Employees earning £35k+
5%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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Quote from the top...
"I’m very proud that we have been recognised by Best Companies. We work hard to ensure our team are supported for truly flexible working, have opportunities for personal growth and embrace the ability to shape an equitable culture. This allows us all to be at our best for our clients, enjoy what we do and create lasting change. This accolade underpins the value of our ‘work with, not for’ philosophy."

Russ Lidstone, Group CEO - The Creative Engagement Group

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