Studio Republic has been selected for Escape The City’s The Escape 100, a well-known campaign highlighting the top purpose-led organisations to ‘escape to’ in 2023!
Beating some 13,000 other company nominations, Studio Republic has come out top thanks to our inspiring mission, positive impact and flexible working environment – ranking alongside social enterprise giants like Too Good To Go, Origin Coffee, Rude Health, FLOWN, City to Sea, HereWeFlo and Finisterre.
The Escape 100 campaign was started by Escape the City. While on their mission to help 1,000,000 quit their corporate jobs and find work that matters to them and the world, they began to wonder: what actually makes an organisation different, forward-thinking, and impactful? They came up with a scoring system of 6 criteria (Impact, People, Mission, Planet, Innovation and B-Corp) to rank companies, including anonymous employee reviews – and ‘The Escape 100’ was born.
This campaign comes at a key moment in working history. Since the pandemic started, employees all over the world have been given time to think about what really matters to them, and are increasingly prioritising finding new meaningful, flexible and forward-thinking work environments (as reported by The Times). In Escape the City’s recent survey of 1500 job-seekers, 89% want a career with a clear sense of purpose (up from 71% in 2015), with 73% saying that their reflection time during the pandemic has made them reevaluate their path. Furthermore, for 74% of professionals, a flexible working location is the primary barometer they use when choosing a new role.
Dom Jackman, Founder of Escape the City, explained further: “The job market is still dealing with the impact of the pandemic, and job seekers will have to work harder than ever to find opportunities that align with their values. This list has been designed to rank organisations on the metrics that really matter. What are they doing to save our planet? How do they look after their people? What problems are they solving? These are all things that job seekers want to know in 2023, and we hope this list helps talented people discover interesting opportunities and organisations that they might not have found otherwise.”
Studio Republic’s MD, Jack De Wolf, commented on what the campaign means to the company:
“It is a huge honour to be recognised for our commitments to Impact, People, Mission, Planet, Innovation and B-Corp, alongside such inspiring organisations and we will continue to push the boundaries to create a planet-friendly, human, and purpose-led culture for our team and clients”.
UX Lead Harley Southwick commented:
“It’s just a great place to work, from the clients that you get to work with and the sense of purpose you get from using your skills for good it really provides you with the motivation to deliver great work that you can be proud of. On top of that, the culture is great and you become part of a team that genuinely cares about each staff member and everyone has the opportunity to have their voice heard. The work-life balance is great working here with the 4-day week and working remotely and it’s always such good fun when the team meet up each quarter for a day out. Overall if you want to work at an agency that will provide you with a strong sense of purpose from the work that you do and allow you to have an impact on things that you’re passionate about then this is the place to be”.
Check out our ranking and read our employee reviews here!
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