For a second year running, we’ve been recognised by Best Companies as a great organisation to work for. So what makes us so awesome? Well, one of the things is that we're focused on finding out what makes our team tick, their thoughts on how the company is run and what's important to them. Loads of insights come out of this, and we then use these to come up with ways to engage the team. Not that dissimilar to how we help clients engage with their audiences...
Receiving another Best Companies accreditation is a huge coup for us. It’s an award that focuses on workplace engagement as an essential measure of success and growth, so it very much reflects our culture, where our people are central to our success.
Over the last year, the We Are Social family has expanded to over 500 worldwide, with an army of over 150 in London. Whilst we’ve been growing, we’ve been having heaps of fun along the way. From our very own Fusball World Cup and ping-pong tournaments, to pumpkin carving and Christmas decoration competitions, there’s never a dull moment at the We Are Social.
We’ve also introduced some great well-being initiatives, such as yoga lessons and gardening club – great ways to unwind with colleagues after a hard day's work. All this fun has been combined with raising money for some great causes such as Movember, where our very own Good Samaritan, Will Allen shaved off his beloved beard in front of the entire agency!
Fun aside, we’ve been busy developing our team with numerous different training courses, tailored for each department’s needs. Our new, extensive competency frameworks have been built to offer complete transparency of future career paths at We Are Social, and are embodied in our review forms and processes to ensure continuous development and feedback throughout the year.
Last year also saw the unveiling of our first ever Grad Scheme, #IamSocial, with over a hundred keen applicants getting in touch. Although it was a tough call, we selected two outstanding Grads, Rhoda and Alex, who are now a permanent fixture in our client services teams.
We’re now recruiting for our #IamSocial 2015 Grad Scheme for candidates to join our fabulous Editorial, Strategy and Research & Insight teams. If you’re interested, make sure you apply here by 27th February (i.e. tomorrow!). If you’re planning on applying but have some questions, feel free to ask Rhoda and Alex by tweeting them at @RhodaSell and @Ze-Serb. Alternatively, feel free to drop us an email to email@example.com.
So what next for We Are Social? Well this year we’ll be building on the last, offering better benefits, more robust training programmes and even more fun. With a fast-growing, talented team and a host of the world’s biggest and best brands on our client roster, we’re confident that next year we’ll be scoring a Best Companies hat trick.