PEOPLE WERE CERTAINLY camera-ready at this media communications agency’s Christmas bash. The firm hired Lifetime television network’s Glam Squad to offer its 497 employees hair, make-up, massage or manicure services, and block-booked two whole restaurants in the Shard.
Set up in 2003, the London-based company has increased revenues for five years running. Led by chief executive Jason Dormieux, it is a subsidiary of advertising conglomerate WPP, which was founded by Sir Martin Sorrell.
Its motto is to help its folk thrive, and they do. A collaborative approach to working means My Team is the strongest aspect of life here, a 78% positive score on this factor. People feel colleagues in their group care for one another (82%) and go out of their way to be helpful (80%).
They also value the way the operation supports the local community (63%), with a quarter of staff volunteering for good causes. The firm partners with organisations such as Crisis and Centrepoint to help homeless people rebuild their lives, and it has also launched its first apprenticeship scheme.
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At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss
At least 40% of senior managers are women
Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees
companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees
Companies offering private health insurance for all employees
At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative
Companies who provide support for non-work related training
Companies offering profit related pay to all employees
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