Grant Thornton has been named global 'Employer of the Year' by the International Accounting Bulletin.
Ed Nusbaum, global CEO, said, "We are honoured to receive this award which recognises the strength of our internal training programmes and the opportunities that we offer to member firms through our global talent mobility programme. Supporting the growth and development of Grant Thornton people across the global organisation of member firms is central to our ongoing growth and success. It is the 38,500 people, across over 100 countries, who work for Grant Thornton that make it such a great place to work."
The 'Employer of the Year' award was judged by an independent panel and was based on Grant Thornton’s “strong commitment to its employees, secondment programmes, and focus on quality.” The judges cited “Grant Thornton’s Advanced Manager Programme, the Leadership Foundation programme (which helps staff develop into better leaders), and the Grant Thornton global talent mobility programme, which has so far supported more than 320 secondments across the network.”
Earlier this month, Grant Thornton people from member firms around the world joined a three day online engagement event to connect, collaborate and share ideas. Discussions were led by global leaders, member firm managing partners and external experts, and had more than 14,000 people (about a third of the global organisation) register to join the conversation. This rate was almost double the participation from previous IBM Innovation Jam events elsewhere.