GroupM UK Certified as a Top Employer 2018

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London, 1 February 2018 - 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 Limited has been awarded the exclusive Top Employers United Kingdom 2018 certification.

Top Employers certification is highly sought after, although few companies ever achieve this distinction. GroupM is one of only 85 companies in the UK to achieve Top Employer status in 2018, having demonstrated excellence in HR practices and employee conditions. Other renowned organisations which have also achieved certification in the UK this year include SAP, Santander, Pfizer, Virgin Trains East Coast, Bentley, PepsiCo, ASDA, Whitbread, Thomson Reuters and Harrods.

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 significant employers in the UK. GroupM UK Limited is one of the select organisations to achieve the Top Employers United Kingdom 2018 certification and officially recognised as a leading employer.

Crucial to the Top Employers process is that participating companies must complete a stringent research process and meet the required high 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 Limited’s outstanding employee conditions and earned a coveted spot among a choice group of certified Top Employers.

The Top Employers Institute assessed GroupM UK Limited’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

David Plink, CEO of Top Employers Institute said, “From our research, we have seen how the organisations certified in UK put the development of their people first and are continuously working to optimise their HR and people development practices. GroupM UK forms part of this select group of employers. Now that they have received the Top Employers United Kingdom 2018 certification, they can rightfully consider themselves at the top of an exclusive group of the world’s best employers. An achievement they can truly be proud of.”

“We’re pleased that GroupM UK has, for a second year, been recognised by Top Employers UK. Each and every employee across the group works hard to create a terrific environment for our staff to work, develop and thrive,” said Tom George, 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 initiative, which all ensure 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 company for WPP’s media agencies including Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Essence and m/Six, and the outcomes-driven programmatic audience company, Xaxis. Responsible for more than US $108B in annual media investment by some of the world’s largest advertisers, GroupM agencies deliver an advantage to clients with unrivaled insights into media marketplaces and consumer audiences. GroupM enables its agencies and clients with trading expertise, data, technology, and an array of specialty services including addressable TV, content, and sports. GroupM works closely with WPP’s data investment management group, Kantar, and together they account for almost 50% of WPP’s group revenues of more than US $19B. GroupM delivers unrivaled marketplace advantage to its clients, stakeholders and people.

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