GroupM Certified as a Top Employer Europe 2024 with Five EMEA Market Accreditations

London (18 January 2024)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 2024. 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 2024.

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 eleven consecutive years and GroupM U.K. for eight years in a row, while Germany is recognized for the fifth time. Italy and Poland are honored to be recognized for the fourth time.

Josh Krichefski, GroupM EMEA & UK CEO commented: “It gives me great pride that, for the fourth year running, GroupM has been certified as a Top Employer Europe 2024 by the Top Employers Institute. Such accreditation marks our unwavering commitment to ensuring employees are at the heart of everything we do. I note individual congratulations to Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, and the U.K, each of whom contributed to this regional award.”

Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink says: “Exceptional times bring out the best in people and organisations. And we have witnessed this in our Top Employers Certification Programme this year: exceptional performance from the certified Top Employers 2024. These employers have always shown that they care for the development and well-being of their people. By doing so, they collectively enrich the world of work. We are proud to announce and celebrate this year’s group of leading people-oriented employers: the Top Employers 2024.”

The Top Employers programme has certified and recognised over 2300 Top Employers in 122 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 six HR domains consisting of 20 topics including People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Diversity & Inclusion, Wellbeing 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.


About GroupM

GroupM is WPP’s media investment group and the world’s leading media investment company with a mission to shape the next era of media where advertising works better for people. The company is responsible for more than $60 billion in annual media investment, as measured by the independent research bureau COMvergence. Through its global agencies Mindshare, Wavemaker, EssenceMediacom, and mSix&Partners, and cross-channel performance (GroupM Nexus), data (Choreograph), entertainment (GroupM Motion Entertainment) and investment solutions, GroupM leverages a unique combination of global scale, expertise, and innovation to generate sustained value for clients wherever they do business. Discover more at

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. In 2024, Top Employers Institute has certified more than 2300 organisations in 122 countries/regions. These certified Top Employers positively impact the lives of over 9 million employees globally.

Top Employers Institute. For a better world of work.

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Maya Hart
Director of Communications EMEA
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