For Recruitment Companies worldwide building thriving workplace cultures that want to stand out as a leader.
NOW OPEN TO COMPANIES WITH UNDER 500 PEOPLE
BEST RECRUITMENT COMPANIES TO WORK FOR
NOT JUST ANOTHER AWARD
More than just a badge of honour, The Culture 50 Award is designed to create change and accelerate the progress of recruitment companies prioritising a thriving culture.
Culture 50 is a 12-month award in partnership with Major Press, Gallop, and backed by People leaders from Google, Hubspot, Adecco Group, and more, with one simple mission: Selecting the 50 best recruitment companies to work for, so the recruitment companies that look after their people can stand out from the crowd with 100% authority.
We're bringing together the 50 best recruitment companies to act as the beacon into what a great, growing workplace should be.
CURRENT SELECTION FOR CULTURE 50
Below is the current selection for Culture 50 2023. We are now accepting applications for Culture 50 - Under 500 people
THE RECRUITMENT COMPANIES THAT REALLY MATTER
By winning the Culture 50 Award, companies become the best-known and trusted recruitment companies in their space.
For clients, candidates, and potential employees - deciding which recruitment company to go for is a minefield with intense competition.
Instead of an incredibly crowded market of 10,000+ recruitment companies. Culture 50 only showcases the 50 companies where employees can thrive. So you can stand out above the noise and tell your clients, candidates, and future employees you’re in the 1%.
To allow each awarded company to have even more authority and status in their market, & over their competition, each company will be showcased in a more entertaining & inspirational way as we move towards a new world of working. More below.
"THE AWARD THAT MEANS MORE THAN ALL THE OTHERS"
JENNIFER MOSSER, DIRECTOR OF TALENT AT GALLUP
Why Culture 50? Together, we have an opportunity to showcase why prioritising a positive workplace is so valuable for the people inside the companies, as well as the company itself.
By bringing together the 50 best recruitment company cultures - clients, candidates and employees can now instantly trust and discover the recruitment companies that put their people first over a sea of competition and raise the bar on what a great recruitment company looks like.
Culture 50 - Under 500 is for recruitment companies under 500 people from all sectors that want to be recognised and honoured for having a thriving company culture.
INCLUDED WITH THE AWARD
Stand above the competition and be recognised and certified for being the best recruitment company to work for with a Culture Certification built by Workplace Culture Leaders
Media Assets, including your Culture 50 certified badge, Individual Award link, content videos, written features, and company culture trailer.
Be seen by a vast audience size with huge brand exposure & Major Press Coverage for all 50 awarded companies.
Netflix style trailer, showing what it "feels like" to work at each awarded company
For 12 months, no other recruitment company in your space can say they are the best recruitment company to work for - endorsed and backed by culture leaders.
Major Influencers in the world of talent & workplace culture will endorse your company culture.
In good company. You will be featured directly alongside the best recruitment companies in the UK. Build status by being honoured alongside the biggest and best in the country.
First-of-its-kind People Report designed to show what your current employee's value and admire about your company.
WHAT COMPANIES ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
Your company culture does not have to be "perfect" today.
With Culture 50 Under 500 - we are specifically looking for recruitment companies that are on the journey to improving their cultures, and are prioritising their people.
Culture 50 - Under 500 is for recruitment companies under 500 people from all sectors.
WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE IF SELECTED: MORE DETAILS
1 OF ONLY 50 AWARDED.
BE THE ONE.
Be 1 of only 50 recruitment companies out of 10,000+ recognised and known for having a thriving company culture.
Authentic trust in your company helps you stand out, win clients, attract candidates, and make better people want to work for you.
Take advantage of huge exposure for each company as you will be featured alongside some of the most well-known companies in the world including Harvey Nash, Google, SThree, and many more.
Proudly display your digital art award and web page on your website. sales materials and your social channels.
The Culture 50 award will be featured in major press outlets in a fast-growing movement to bring more people into companies that care about their people.
Be seen by vast audiences in the Times, Google, Hyer, and more.
More major press partnerships are to be announced very soon.
Huxley have been selected for the Culture 50 award 2023
" We are over the moon and proud to have been named one of the UK’s Best Recruitment Companies To Work For - where employees can thrive, from a selection of 10,000+ recruitment companies. Rubbing shoulders with the likes of ECOM, Allegis, Manpower, and many more. Humbled is an understatement.
A huge thank you to our team for their kind feedback about working at Huxley. And thank you to Hyer for creating an award that puts a spotlight on businesses that are committed to making healthy workplaces. "
BRINGING IN THE EXPERTS
Over 5 million followers
Receive a Culture Certification built by Workplace Culture Leaders and become the best-known and trusted recruitment company in your space.
You will receive a video and written endorsement of your company and your culture from world-renowned People Leaders.
Hyer’s People Leaders are a passionate community of leaders in the world of company workplaces, who are on a noble mission to bring “thriving workplaces” to the world.
Including leaders from Patagonia, Spotify, Google, Headspace, TikTok, and more.
They become your "Influencers", as each company will be promoted to each People Leader's own audience - totaling over 5 million followers.
"Culture 50 certified is the trusted place to shout about your Company, Employer Brand and Culture"
JAMES CHILDS, GLOBAL HEAD OF TALENT AT PANGAIA
YOUR COMPANY CULTURE VIDEO
Your culture in 90 seconds
We will film with your team to create authentic stories of why you are a great place to work for.
One of the fastest-growing trends is Behind-The-Scenes videos - customers love authenticity and makes your company more approachable and trusted.
Bringing to life what it means and feels like to work inside your company. Just like a Netflix trailer gets us excited about the new drama series.
Created by our in-house creative team we will film with you for 12 months, either remotely or in person a series of authentic interviews with part of your team to show the behind-the-scenes culture.
This does NOT require any additional work or cost from you.
Get to know the real people behind the company.
A Recruitment company that puts their people first. Hear direct from the Morson Talent team on their people initiatives and how they work with their clients.
Meet the team
Recruitment companies that win at culture
Sam Black, Head of
Operations with Beam
Sam breaks down the culture inside Beam and what they have planned for the future.
"Authentic stories of the work environment we're building, told by our team, give potential clients and candidates a glimpse into why we're a great company!"
TOMAS AFTALIAN, CO-FOUNDER AT PACHAMA
DESIGNED BY CULTURE LEADERS
First of its kind people report, created by leaders in the Talent and People world.
You will receive a design-focused report on why you have won the award from over 10,000's of other companies told by our People leaders to give more social proof to each company.
Clients and candidates want to engage with recruitment companies that care about their people. If you care about your own people, you care about everything else.
Be recognised and stand out from the crowd and build instant trust by showing your customers and candidates that you have been endorsed by People Leaders.
WHAT IS EXPECTED FROM EACH COMPANY?
Employees anonymous survey - 5 minutes ( not all employees are required to do this, but the more the better. )
If additional information is required after your online application. A member of the judging panel will reach out direct.
All content creation is done by Hyer. All we need from each company is to complete the 2-minute application and encourage your employees to fill out the easy, 5-minute anonymous survey.
If selected as a Culture 50 winner
Our creative team will do all the content creation - nothing is needed from you.
10-minute video “interviews” at a date and time that suit you, with a few of your employees - remote or in person in our film studio.
HOW ARE THE AWARD WINNERS DECIDED?
The Culture 50 are awarded by People Leaders, based on your application, employee surveys, and independent research
WHAT SIZE COMPANIES CAN APPLY?
Under 500 ( Companies with under 500 people )
Enduring Companies ( Scale-ups from 500-1000 people )
Global Companies ( 1000-10,000+ people )
***Applications are now closed for companies above 500 people.
IS THERE A COST ATTACHED?
There is NO cost to simply apply. Costs are only applicable to the Culture 50 winners and you can apply risk-free without any costs.
There is a nominal contribution cost attached for the 50 selected companies in order to keep the award sustainable and promote each company to the wider world, as well as major press coverage, content creation, culture endorsements, digital assets, and support for 12 months. The fee is depending on the company size but all companies will receive everything on offer.
2500+ employees = £12,850
1000+ employees = £6850
500-1000 employees = £2850
Up to 500 employees = **Admin Fee of £495 only. No other costs involved
Free to apply. The admin fee is only due if your company is selected in the TOP 50 by the panel.
The one-off contribution fee is the ONLY cost attached. There are no additional costs involved.
***Applications are now closed for Recruitment Companies above 500 people.
WHY IS THERE A COST ATTACHED?
There is only an affordable one-off fee attached for the 50 selected companies in order to create high-quality content for 12 months, major press, verified culture, and digital assets for 12 months. Culture 50 is much more than just a one-off award - it is a 12-month initiative to bring the very best company cultures to the world.
There are 8 categories available for application, and you are welcome to apply for any number that you desire. Please note that applying for multiple categories will neither increase nor decrease your chances of selection. We encourage you to choose the categories that best represent your company.
Most Rewarding - where employees feel engaged, connected, and fulfilled
Ambition & Growth - where employees can earn significant salaries or commissions and grow fast in their role
Happy People - where employees enjoy their work, the company, and their colleagues
Investing in People - where companies invest in their people inc services and products
Innovation - where companies are designing and implementing new initiatives to improve their culture
Mission Driven - where employees feel connected to the big mission
Most Trusted - where employees have complete confidence in the company and leadership
Stay Power - for companies with high employee retention. People who join - stay here!
There are no additional fees for being awarded multiple categories; the cost remains the same whether you are awarded 1 to 8 of the categories.
Culture 50 will be released with a bang in Q2 2023
DO WE HAVE TO BE INVOLVED IN ALL THE CONTENT CREATION AND REPORTS?
No, you will have full control over what aspects you would like to receive and be a part of. There is no obligation or any extra costs to be involved with any content creation, media, endorsements or reports.
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