WPP companies invest a significant proportion of revenues in developing and rewarding employees. The quality of our companies’ employee training, development and reward programs differentiates us from our competitors. We aim to create an inclusive work environment that attracts the most talented people from all backgrounds.
WPP’s chief talent officer, Mark Linaugh, and our talent team assist our operating companies and their talent teams’ efforts to attract, develop and retain our talent. Human resources policies are agreed and implemented at the operating company level. We have profiled examples throughout this section. A cross-section of HR leaders from US businesses met in October 2009 to discuss the significance of CR in attracting new talent to their companies and to share best practice.