GCI Health is thrilled to announce we've been named Best Midsize Agency to Work For by The Holmes Report. This recognition is determined by a comprehensive survey of employees at agencies throughout North America. We are so thankful for all of our client partnerships and our team members who make GCI Health who we are. By building an industry-leading culture, we are able to continue to attract and retain smart and creative talent who, in turn, produce stellar work.
BEST AGENCY TO WORK FOR, MIDSIZE
#1 GCI Health (WPP)
Healthcare powerhouse GCI made the decision last year to talk about “people at the center.” It's clear "the people" don't just include patients, physicians, pharmacists and other influencers — it includes its own talent. The concept of work-life balance is empty and misleading without tangible policies to support it. That's where GCI Health shines. Let's look first at paid time off: GCI closes between Christmas and New Year's, adding an additional three vacation to the 15 to 25 days employees are allotted. This is on top of 10 sick days, 10 holidays and three personal days. The agency offers telecommuting, flexible work schedules, summer Fridays and constantly monitors the team's work hours to guard against burnout. As an appreciation gift at the end of the year and half way through the year, employees are treated to dinner with their family or friends at the restaurant of their choice, among other perks.
GCI also takes the professional development seriously. A recent workshop for mid-level staff featured Joe Lazauskas of Contently, who authored The Storytelling Edge and challenges organizations to think differently about how they can cut through the clutter and bring their stories to life. During the full-day session, staff, who are on the frontlines of content development, explored new channels and formats to tell clients’ stories in breakthrough ways. The firm also has access to WPP’s Maestro executive training, which brings together senior leaders across the WPP network for week-long intensive sessions designed to enhance strategic listening skills. Each year, several of the firm's rising stars are sent. GCI also develops customized growth plans for each employee. One of its culture-building initiatives is its volunteer program, Do Something Different in Our Communities in which employees donate time, materials and resources. This year, GCI supported a number of organizations across its US offices in response.