Grant Thornton Named ‘Employer of the Year’

For the second consecutive year, Grant Thornton has been named global ‘Employer of the Year’ by the International Accounting Bulletin.

Nelson Petrosyan, Managing Partner of Grant Thornton, said: “It’s a great honour to be recognised once more for our commitment to our employees. Grant Thornton’s top priority is growing together with them, and we will continue to look for innovative ways to create a workplace where our staff can unlock their potential for growth.”

In presenting the award, the International Accounting Bulletin said that Grant Thornton “once again impressed the judges by demonstrating its strong commitment to employees with the belief that experience created for staff is directly linked to the experience offered to clients.”

The judges went on to say: “an example of the various initiatives launched in 2014 is the Global Jam, a three day online event where Grant Thornton invited all of its 40,000 employees from 130 countries to share ideas and opinions that shape the organisation’s future. 14,000 people registered and 34% of those logged a comment, producing a total of 13,000 posts. From there Grant Thornton developed a series of actions and initiatives, such as the global flexible working practices toolkit, to help with all stages and levels of offering and implementing flexible working practices at a local level.”

Grant Thornton also created the recognition practices toolkit to allow member firms to acknowledge outstanding workplace contributions, the ‘Expression of Interest’ site to alert Grant Thornton people to workplace opportunities in other countries, and the ‘Illuminations for Growth’ program to build coaching skills and create a coaching culture.

About Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organizations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton firms help dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, forward-looking advice. Proactive teams led by approachable partners in these firms use insights, experience and instinct to understand complex issues for privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients and help them to find solutions. More than 40,000 Grant Thornton member firm employees, across more than 130 countries, are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work.

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29 October 2015 22:41