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Social named as one of the UK’s best workplaces for women

Communications group ranked 20th in the country

Purpose-driven communications group, Social has been named one of the country’s best workplaces for women in an annual list compiled by Great Place to Work®.   The Manchester headquartered group has been recognised for creating a flexible, transparent and supportive people-focused culture.

The 263 strong list celebrates those companies which support the different roles women hold and ensures they have the tools and help they need to do so positively and consistently.

Over the last year Social has implemented a number of policies to support women in the workplace, including support for those experiencing menopause and breastfeeding. The group also developed a specific policy for baby loss, which was welcomed across the business.

In the anonymous employee survey, which was part of the rigorous assessment process, one Social colleague commented: “Social is a caring organisation which values employees as individuals and is open to new ideas to continuously improve working conditions and arrangements.”

The agency’s transparent salary banding structure is demonstration of its ongoing pledge for fair representation of women in the workforce and throughout management. Currently 55 percent of Social’s senior management team are women.

John Quinton-Barber, founder and group CEO of Social, commented: “To be recognised as a workplace where people trust each other and colleagues are able to reach their full potential, no matter who they are or what they do, is a real honour.

Social has always been focused on creating opportunities for all and through our ambitious and empathetic culture which I’m immensely proud of, I’m sure we’ll continue to create more.”

As Benedict Gautrey, Managing Director of Great Place to Work® UK, explains:

“Now in its fifth year, our 2022 list showcases the largest collection of Best Workplaces for Women that the UK has ever recognised. These results are based on what women themselves have anonymously reported to us about their workplace experience and how well represented they are in the workforce and management.

Ensuring people aren’t discriminated against, placing positive value on our differences, creating fair access and advancement for all, and fostering a sense of value and empowerment in employees is what being a Great Place to Work® is all about. Only by first identifying the gaps in workers’ experiences can organisations truly take action to close them, which is why analysing employee experience is important. We are proud that the data and insights we provide organisations helps on that continuous journey – and it’s wonderful to celebrate so many Best Workplaces™ for Women this year, across all sectors and organisational sizes.”