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Emerald recognizes hard work and contributions and understands the importance of rewarding and recognizing employees.

We aim to provide competitive employment packages for all employees in all locations. Emerald employees feel supported and rewarded for their personal contributions and the overall success of the company.

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Remuneration & regional benefits

We value the contributions each employee makes
We expect the very best, and we recognize and reward high performance through our comprehensive and competitive global employment packages.

Emerald STAR awards

We say THANK YOU to our STARs
Emerald Special Thanks and Recognition Awards are presented on a quarterly basis to individuals who demonstrate excellence and who display Emerald’s values. An overall winner of the year is also presented with the award in December.

Performance Related Bonus Scheme

We reward individuals based on their performance and contribution to the organization
Emerald employees are entitled to participate in the Performance Related Bonus Scheme which is paid annually, in March, and based on individual performance in the previous year.

Flexible working

The happier you are, the better we are
People work at their best when they benefit from a healthy work/life balance and we aim to accommodate requests to work flexibly where possible.

In addition to this, UK employees are able to work from home one day per week and leave work early up to two days per week.

Career Development

Everyone who works at Emerald contributes to our global success
We value all employees and work to ensure everyone gets the opportunity to professionally develop and enhance their career and capabilities.

Learning & Development

We are committed to providing learning and development opportunities for all employees
We provide a variety of opportunities for employees, regardless of location, to help develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for effective performance both now and in the future.

There are many forms of L&D available for employees at Emerald, ranging from external training courses to internal action learning development programmes. Here is a brief summary of some of the opportunities we offer:

Action learning – there are many forms of action learning at Emerald but the most established programme is The Emerald Academy. This is our internal corporate Academy which is open to all employees who wish to develop their workplace skills and career development.

Business awareness sessions – these are used to develop employees' knowledge of the wider company and specific business units.

Classroom training – we use this more formal learning for a range of diverse subject areas - these courses are delivered by Emerald experts or external professionals.

Education – this learning can be vocational or academic and is a formal method of learning undertaken to obtain a qualification. Emerald currently have individuals undertaking MBAs and MAs along with other recognized diplomas and certificates.

eLearning – Emerald has its own eLearning facility which uses technology to enhance more traditional approaches to learning and compliment other existing methods of L&D.

Mentoring – the Emerald Mentoring programmes are designed to establish long term one-to-one relationships, in which an individual is given the opportunity, through a series of informal and confidential meetings to draw upon the knowledge and assistance of a more experienced individual.

On-the-job training - a consistently effective and well utilised method of learning at Emerald. This is relevant to the employees role and the individual gets the opportunity to practice what they have learned immediately.

Secondment opportunities

We believe in the value of experience
Secondments can offer fantastic benefits for an organization and its employees. We encourage secondments where they promote development and growth as they allow staff to gain knowledge and skills that may not necessarily be available to them in their original role.
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Internships & work experience opportunities

We offer opportunities for insight and experience
This is a great way to gain experience of our business, the publishing industry and more generally a growing ambitious organization. Formal and informal programmes have been developed to give individuals the opportunity to get an insight into what we do and how they can contribute. Emerald received the ‘Workplace of the Year: Best Newcomer’ Award at the National Council for Work Experience Awards in 2010/2011 and has also received the Quality Standard for Work Experience provision.

At Emerald we are committed to workplace diversity and providing the right working environment for diversity to flourish. In support of this, an initiative called STRIDE has been established to celebrate the different behaviours and personality traits of all genders, providing the right working environment for diversity to flourish. By unlocking the potential of all staff and overcoming challenges to any real or perceived barriers to progression, the members of the STRIDE group are spreading a positive message about diversity across the business.

Charity contributions

We give something back
Emerald recognizes the value in supporting charitable causes. Each year, we select a Charity to support and an internal Charity Committee plan and manage fundraising activities throughout the year.

This year, Emerald Group is supporting The Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) - a charity which aims to make practical improvements in the opportunities and networks available for young people from low income backgrounds, helping them access education.

The SMF was founded in 2005 by Linkson Jack (who served as Chief Executive until January 2009) in order to provide opportunities and networks of support for 16-17 year olds who are unable to get them from their schools or families. More than ten years on, the first students supported by the charity have gone on to be successful in achieving degrees and graduate entry jobs. As well as extending support to students throughout university across 11 career sectors (Accountancy, Architecture, Banking & Finance, Biology & Chemistry, Business, Engineering & Physics, Law, Media & Communications, Medicine, Politics, and Technology) they now run programmes to support young people wherever they live in the UK.

We encourage all employees to get involved – it's a worthwhile cause and a great way to meet new people from around the organization!

The Emerald Foundation was also formally established in 2009, playing a significant role in the support of local communities with donations to Opera North and towards the restoration of Leeds Grand Theatre.

We are a disability confident employer

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Sustainability through performance, relationships and research

Richard Bevan, Emerald CEO."Sustainability is very important in our relationships. We are a people’s business and we look to make sure that the relationships we have, both internally and externally, are sustainable. We work very closely with people to build a deep rooted relationship based on trust and loyalty. We adopt a considered approach to building relationships with our customers and growing the business over time."

– Richard Bevan, Executive Chairman, Emerald Group

In order to have a long-term valuable impact on the social context of all its stakeholders and to effectively contribute to the protection of the environment, Emerald recognizes that it must be a profitable business operating above and beyond existing ethical and legal standards.

As an organization, Emerald is committed to expanding its operations globally in a sustainable manner for the benefit of its customers, its employees, and the wider communities and environment on which it impacts. The company takes a pro-active approach to its corporate responsibility, which is deeply rooted in its corporate strategy and business decisions at executive level.