GroupM UK Certified as a Top Employer 2017

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London, 8 February 2016 - GroupM UK is proud to announce that it has been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings.

The annual, international research, undertaken by the Top Employers Institute, recognises leading employers around the world: those that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organisation, and which strive to continuously optimise employment practices. GroupM UK has been awarded the exclusive Top Employers United Kingdom 2017 Certification.

Top Employers certification is highly sought after, although few companies ever achieve this distinction. GroupM is one of only 78 companies in the UK to achieve Top Employer status in 2017, having demonstrated excellence in HR practices and employee conditions. Other renowned organisations who have also achieved certification in the UK this year include PepsiCo, SAP, Orange, Santander, Pfizer, and Vauxhall among many others.

The Top Employers Institute globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people. It has just announced the results of this year’s research into the employee conditions of organisations in the UK. GroupM UK is one of the organisations to achieve the Top Employers United Kingdom 2017 Certification, and is delighted to be officially recognised as a leading employer.

Crucial to the Top Employers Certification is the completion of a stringent research process, and meeting the required standard in order to achieve the Certification. To further reinforce the validity of the process, all answers were independently audited, meaning this research has verified GroupM UK’s outstanding employee conditions and earned them a coveted spot among a select group of certified Companies.

The Top Employers Institute assessed GroupM UK’S employee offerings on the following criteria:

¥ Talent Strategy 

¥ Workforce Planning

¥ On-boarding

¥ Learning & Development

¥ Performance Management

¥ Leadership Development

¥ Career & Succession Management

¥ Compensation & Benefits

¥ Culture

James Gooding, UK Country Manager for the Top Employers Institute: “Optimal employee conditions ensure that people can develop themselves personally and professionally. Our comprehensive research concluded that GroupM UK provides an outstanding employment environment and offers a wide range of creative initiatives, from secondary benefits and working conditions, to performance-management programmes that are well thought out and truly aligned with the culture of their company.”

“We’re pleased that GroupM UK has been recognised by Top Employers UK as the team works hard to create a terrific environment for our staff to work, develop and thrive”, said Nick Theakstone, CEO at GroupM UK. “We always attract, retain and invest in the best employees by offering them a working experience and career which is second-to-none, through robust training and diversity initiatives which ensures we deliver the best results for our clients”.

To learn more about the Top Employers Institute and the Top Employers Certification, please visit:

About GroupM

GroupM is the leading global media investment management group serving as the parent to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom, Maxus, Essence and m/SIX, as well as the programmatic digital media platform, Xaxis, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. GroupM’s primary purpose is to maximize the performance of WPP’s media agencies by operating as leader and collaborator in trading, content creation, sports, digital, finance, and proprietary tool development. GroupM’s focus is to deliver unrivaled marketplace advantage to its clients, stakeholders and people, and is increasingly working closely for the benefit of clients with WPP’s data investment management group, Kantar.  Together GroupM and Kantar account for over 50% of WPP’s group revenues of more than $20 billion. 

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