The Holmes Report has named Gagen MacDonald to its renowned list of Best Agencies to Work For 2018. According to the Holmes Report, being selected for this list is considered the “ultimate benchmark of PR firm culture and workplace performance” and “firms that take culture seriously tend to attract and retain smart and creative talent who, in turn, produce stellar work.”
“We’re proud to make the Holmes Report’s list of Best Agencies to Work For,” said Gagen MacDonald CEO and Founder, Maril Gagen MacDonald. “We founded our company 20 years ago based on a passion for our clients’ success, and throughout the years this passion has thrived as the heart of our culture. We recruit team members who are mission-driven and who have a strong desire to affect business results for our clients. You can only achieve that kind of excellence when you love what you do.” She continued, “I’m proud that we’ve fostered an environment where employees are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work—to respect and trust one another to be accountable for doing what’s right—both for the clients and for themselves.”
Gagen supports that passion and drive with professional development and employee engagement initiatives. “We’re committed to nurturing and developing our team and giving them the time to really learn and think, so each individual is positioned for success,” said Gagen MacDonald President Sherry Scott. “Last year we dedicated more than 1,700 hours to professional development and training programs, providing our employees with the learning opportunities, insights, and encouragement to do great work for our clients. We believe this investment and the intellectual curiosity of our team members enrich our work with clients and help to develop the next generation of leaders.”
The Best Agencies to Work For selection process includes a comprehensive survey of employees at more than 50 agencies throughout North America, soliciting feedback on a variety of issues ranging from the integrity of senior management and the quality of professional development to empowerment, risk-taking, and compensation. Top-ranking agencies will be presented with trophies at the 2018 North American SABRE Awards in New York on May 1.
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