The importance of investing in talented people to deliver world-class results by Tom George

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Constantly thriving and growing in your career is essential for everyone - whether you’re an intern, apprentice, MD or CEO like me. It’s always been something I’ve personally focussed on – from working with coaches and mentors to listening to our teams’ feedback and taking part in training courses – there’s always more you can do to improve. Like the proverbial butterfly, the goal should be to evolve into someone great.

At GroupM we constantly invest in our employees to ensure they have the best possible benefits, training and working environment, something we regularly review and evolve. Our people are at the heart of the company – and while we invest in the latest new technology from addressable TV to artificial intelligence - we want to support our people to adapt and evolve at pace alongside these business changes.

From onboarding, to online appraisals, health and wellbeing initiatives and career development – we work tirelessly to ensure our employees feel valued, inspired and motivated. Which is why we’re so proud to have recently been certified by the Top Employers Institute for our exceptional employee offering, for a third year in a row. One of only 90 UK companies to have been accredited, a Top Employers certification is highly sought-after gold standard, and testament to the high-quality and talented people we have at GroupM.

Personal development and learning new skills is a serious matter too and we have GroupM University on hand to deliver a raft of training – which helps to expand experience and encourage collaboration. We recognise excellence through our peer-to-peer ‘RewardMe’ scheme, which highlights great work delivered against our company values and goals.

We take also diversity very seriously, and for over three years we have actively grown and driven diversity and inclusion through our employee lead initiative ‘All Means All’, and regular unconscious bias sessions. We run frequent events, panel discussions, lunchtime sessions and plan to evolve this activity throughout 2019.

It’s not only fun and games though – we do some serious work too…

Our clients are core to everything we do at GroupM – and everyone across the group keeps them top of mind to ensure we consistently deliver excellence. We explore new ideas and innovation to ensure we continue to evolve and deliver world-class market-leading results for our clients.

Offering a range of gold-standard media investment services from highly skilled experts, 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.

GroupM UK supports its agencies and clients across trading expertise, data, technology, and an array of specialty services including addressable TV, content and sports.

We are always looking for a range of talented, skilled and driven marketing professionals across a variety of roles - from media planners and buyers for renowned brands, to digital experts, data experts and creative types.

We really do work with a range of talented folk – so your skills could be exactly what we’re looking for…

If you think it’s a match made in heaven - then we want to meet you so - please do get in touch.

Tom George is CEO at GroupM UK. 

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