Employee engagement specialist, scarlettabbott, has welcomed eight new team members following a period of major client growth, as more UK businesses invest in ‘future of work’ initiatives to support employees’ wellbeing.
The York-based consultancy specialises in employee engagement, with all of its work underpinned by the disciplines of behavioural science, digital transformation, diversity and inclusion, and creative storytelling.
In the wake of the change the pandemic has brought to UK business, many business leaders are now focusing on employee wellbeing, internal comms and hybrid working models for the long-term – with seven in ten believing employee engagement is crucial to business success.
Speaking on the investment in new hires that has been made across the business, scarlettabbott managing director, Jeremy Petty, believes its growth is down to how it is supporting businesses to understand and act on what feels like 10 years’ worth of change, in just the last 12 months, he says;
“Businesses have had a lot to process during the past year. Whereas a year ago it was about making important decisions for the short-term, now businesses we are partnering with are looking at the medium to long-term. A lot of the conversations we are having and new work we are delivering are around ‘future of work’ initiatives.”
Scarlettabbott’s growth follows a busy start to the year which saw the consultancy win five new clients across food and drink, finance and entertainment sectors, added to significant account growth from their existing clients.
New hires have joined scarlettabbott right across the business. Monika Beniusiene has joined the team as head of business development. Previously managing director at internal comms agency Headlines.
Laura Hutchinson, HR Manager, joins from her previous role at the charity Family Fund, while motion graphics designer Teri Edge brings her animation flair to the creative team.
The consultancy team has been further strengthened with the appointment of senior consultant Justin Bateman, and consultants Jess Gomm and Hester Lonergan, former communications partner at Co-op. The line-up of new faces is completed by new Project Managers Lucy Stead and Goda Pilibaityte.