The issue
Our business relies on the expertise, creativity and insight our people bring to their work. There is fierce competition for talent in our sector, and high turnover can be a challenge. Our business evolves, with an ever-greater emphasis on digital marketing and expansion into new areas and geographies, we need to recruit and retain the people with the right skills in the right location.

Our response
We seek to recruit and retain the best, developing our people's skills so we can continue to deliver the service our clients expect, wherever they are in the world.

To do this, we invest in high-quality training, competitive remuneration and employee development and wellbeing. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion helps us to recruit and retain talented people from all backgrounds. Being an inclusive employer enhances creativity by bringing together different experiences and perspectives and enables us to better understand the interests and expectations of consumers in the many different countries where we operate.

To build a wider skills base, we support education and skills development beyond WPP in the countries where we operate or plan to grow. Our Code of Conduct and Sustainability Policy set out the basic principles which guide us. Our companies use these as the basis for more detailed employment policies which are agreed and implemented at operating company level. WPP’s chief talent officer, Mark Linaugh, and our talent team assist our 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. .

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