Birmingham PR Agency Awarded Highest Accreditation by Best Companies

By wpragency on 23rd December 2019

Birmingham-based PR agency WPR has achieved the highest possible accreditation for outstanding employee engagement from Best Companies – whose lists and accreditations are recognised as the standard in workplace development.

The PR, social and search agency has been awarded the three-star accreditation, which represents the highest standard of workplace engagement. This is awarded to organisations with a Best Companies Index (BCI) score above 738, calculated through a multi-step process including company survey answers.

WPR employees were asked to fill out an anonymous survey, answering questions designed to understand not only the opinions given, but the reasoning behind them too. The results of this survey were used to calculate the BCI score awarded to the agency.

Showing extraordinary levels of engagement within the workforce, the accreditation demonstrates the agency’s dedication to essential elements that create a positive working atmosphere. These include providing support to encourage personal growth, wellbeing and sense of community within the organisation.

Jonathan Austin, CEO and founder of Best Companies, said: “I would like to congratulate WPR on its achievement. Organisations like WPR have continued to focus on their employees and have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tell us that this is a best company to work for.”

Jane Ainsworth, managing director of WPR, said: “Receiving Best Companies’ highest accreditation, following feedback from our employees, supports all the work we do to encourage engagement and development within the team.

“We strive to ensure each individual within WPR has the opportunity to expand their skill set, receives recognition for their effort and has a network of support available to help them to reach new heights.”

In the past 12 months, WPR has launched a number of initiatives, including enhanced holiday leave, home deposit loans and Furry Friends Fridays. In addition, successes are regularly celebrated with the team, and learning lunches provide an opportunity for gaining and sharing knowledge.

All team members have access to Mental Health First Aiders, a healthcare cash plan and can donate a day of their time to help a charitable cause of choice with an Impact Day.

Social groups also exist and include a film club, charity committee, book club and football club – all aimed at bringing employees together. Each initiative at WPR is designed with employees in mind, to help them to maintain a healthy work-life balance.