GroupM Certified as a Top Employer Europe 2022 with Five Local EMEA Market Accreditations

For the second time, GroupM has been awarded Top Employer Europe Accreditation following five individual market certifications: Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the U.K.

London (20 January 2022) GroupM, WPP’s media investment group, announced today that five of its EMEA markets have been recognized by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer 2022. GroupM Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the U.K. have all received this global honor resulting in GroupM additionally being awarded Top Employer Europe accreditation for 2022.

Top Employers certifies organizations who are focused on putting their people first through their exceptional HR policies and practices. GroupM Spain has now been recognized for nine consecutive years and GroupM U.K. for its sixth year in a row, while Germany is recognized for the third time. Italy and Poland are honored to be recognized for the second time.

“It is such an honor for GroupM to be recognised as a top employer in Europe for the second year running,” commented Demet Ikiler, GroupM EMEA CEO. “The teams in Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the U.K. have earned a coveted spot among a choice group of certified Top Employers. Once again, we are so grateful to our people for their commitment to navigate the ongoing complexities and challenges of a hybrid model including working from home for significant periods.”

Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink says: “Reflecting on the demanding year that has, like the year before it, impacted organisations across the world, GroupM has continued to show that it prioritises maintaining excellent people practices in their workplace. In the past year, they continued to meet the challenges of the wider world of work while working determinedly to positively impact the lives of their workforce. We are pleased to celebrate and applaud the organisations that have been certified as Top Employers in Europe this year.”

The Top Employers programme has certified and recognised more than 1857 Top Employers in 23 countries/regions across five continents.

The Top Employers Institute programme certifies organisations based on the participation and results of their HR Best Practices Survey. This survey covers 6 HR domains consisting of 20 topics such as People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Well-being, Diversity & Inclusion and more.

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 Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the U.K.’s outstanding employee conditions and earned a coveted spot among a choice group of certified Top Employers.

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About Top Employers Institute

Top Employers Institute is the global authority on recognising excellence in People Practices. We help accelerate these practices to enrich the world of work. Through the Top Employers Institute Certification Programme, participating companies can be validated, certified and recognised as an employer of choice. Established over 30 years ago, Top Employers Institute has certified over 1857 organisations in 123 countries/regions. These certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of over 8 million employees globally.