The IPA has awarded Havas Worldwide London with its Gold Accreditation for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) .
IPA recognition for its employee initiatives follows Havas Worldwide London’s recent award as the Media Employer of the Year by Pathfinders Recruitment.
The IPA judges recognised that Havas Worldwide had put in place a strong foundation for the development of its people. Judges praised the agency’s commitment to Creative Business tools alongside its Positive Psychology and Resilience training.
Other employee initiatives that contributed to the Gold Standard award included the Havas London graduate programme and the agency’s commitment to the IPA’s Creative Pioneers and ‘Enternships’ intern programmes.
The judges were also impressed by improvements to staff development and training that will be implemented in 2014. They added: “The entry gives the impression that this is an organisation prepared to acknowledge the challenges experienced by their employees and to attempt to give them practical tools with which to meet these challenges and to flourish.’
Russ Lidstone, the chief executive of Havas Worldwide London, said: “Whilst there is always room for improvement, it’s worth taking a moment to enjoy the fact that our industry peers think we are top class in how we approach the improvement of our collective performance as a human capital business.”