Impact wins Top 20 spot in The Sunday Times 'Best 100 Companies to Work For 2008'

  • Named as 17th Best Company to Work For – leaping up 42 places from 2007
  • Award recognises Impact’s commitment to employee motivation and retention, and global expansion of workforce
  • First runner-up for Best for Giving Something Back Award

Windermere, U.K. - 3rd March, 2008 - The pioneering leadership development company, Impact, has secured 17th position in the prestigious The Sunday Times 'Best 100 Companies to Work For 2008' - a significant leap from last year's position of 59th. The award recognises Impact's 'extraordinary' workplace engagement practices, including exceptional motivation, inspiration and staff retention levels, as well as a 15 per cent growth in the company's global workforce within just one year.

Impact was also first runner-up in the 'Best for Giving Something Back Award’ for its enhanced social responsibility - Innocent Drinks was the overall winner. The award is based on feedback from a company's own workforce on how much it is putting back into society in general and the local community in particular. It recognises Impact's pioneering work in creating sustainable models of business which allow enterprises to enhance their business performance while accelerating positive social change, and protecting and preserving environmental integrity.

On achieving 17th position in The Sunday Times 'Best 100 Companies to Work For', Andy Dickson, Head of Impact UK, comments: "At Impact, we are fully committed to our people and a high level of social responsibility. Moving up 42 places in just one year is a great testament to our fantastic company culture of enthusiasm and passion for developing people and changing lives - something we regard as highly as specific skills and qualifications. We want to do as much as we can to help our employees discover and develop their talents as we want them to stay with us for many years. Being ranked so highly by The Sunday Times has given all our employees, from the executives through to new recruits, a huge sense of pride, satisfaction and fulfilment."

Impact's new induction process plays a key part in its commitment to employees. It sees every single new recruit, wherever they are going to be based around the world, visit the company's UK headquarters to experience a full induction into all aspects of the business. This allows the trainees to familiarise themselves with the origins and essence of the company, as well as gain an understanding of what makes it different. They are also able to meet key people from all departments and learn fundamental corporate methodologies early on in their Impact careers. This induction has enabled new recruits to take back a wealth of Impact knowledge and contacts to their country offices. It has also allowed them to build international relationships and share global working practices.

Being named as a Sunday Times Top 100 Company to Work For has added to Impact's prestigious awards in 2007, which have not only led to the increasing number of people approaching the company looking to work but also to the business’ own customers requesting its help to enable them to achieve similar top-level recognitions.

About Impact
Established in 1980, Impact is a global leader in people development programmes that create and lead sustainable enterprises. With 17 offices in 14 countries, it is a globally expanding and award-winning company that has pioneered the use of experiential learning to enable organisations to integrate business practices with a genuine desire to do good in the world - both commercially and ethically. Impact’s facilitators are industry experts in people and organisation development and come from 18 nationalities, speaking 30 different languages. They offer powerful and bespoke development programmes and learning experiences with specific goals for accelerating change, developing talent, building high-performing teams and creating inspirational leaders, in order to make businesses more profitable and sustainable. For more information, please visit:
Hannah Irwin
Tel: +44(0)1539 488 333

Manuela Whittaker
The PressOffice, PR for Impact
Tel: +44(0)1780 721433

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