Company culture - Stone Junction's value chain
A typical day in the Stone Junction office
At some point, all PR consultants ask themselves whether a colleague, client or journalist is the most important person in the value chain. It's a classic interview question and there's no right or wrong answer.
However, it identifies the three groups of stakeholders important to Stone Junction; our staff, our clients and the media.
By creating an environment in which our team can be happy, continually develop useful skills and feel professionally fulfilled, we can't fail to deliver excellent work for our clients. The resultant compelling, provocative and targeted campaigns have excellent outcomes for our clients and satisfy the needs of the media.
Stone Junction believes empowering its staff makes it successful. Graduates benefit from a planned series of training workshops and all employees receive a £200 annual bursary, to spend on non-vocational training.
Generally speaking, we are a friendly bunch and we try to be nice to each other. As I'm sure you know this is unusual in the PR industry. Smart-casual attire is encouraged, but on Fridays the company dresses down.
We've never wanted a rigid plan of 'team building events', but in the past Cake Thursdays have seen staff take it in turns to bake a cake, African drum sessions have cheered up the team and Halloween pumpkin carving sessions have got us in the mood to celebrate.
Our personalised benefits package allows each individual to choose his or her preferred reward for achieving targets. Doing a great job can result in extra holidays, early or late starts, trade or professional body membership, book grants or almost anything with measurable value.
Employees benefit from an annual paid day to spend working for a charity of their choice and additional projects are encouraged, such as the company's sponsorship of Save the Children's Born to Play event.
Ultimately, we see our colleagues as the first and most important link in our stakeholder value chain, even if there is no right or wrong answer to that classic interview question.
So, if you want to work at a PR agency that is genuinely committed to its people e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and, well, say hello. If you are a client looking for an agency, give us a call on 01785 225416 or e-mail email@example.com. We love a good chat.
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Zafar is a technological savvy business graduate with an MBA in international business and a bachelor's degree in business IT. He's worked in the public sector as a money advisor and spent time as an analyst in developing a commercial hybrid vehicle for Tesco. He's also worked in a busy marketing department where his fluency in Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi was handy. His passion for photography and new tech is rooted in his thirst for knowledge... he is a thirsty sponge.
Junction has been going from strength to strength, building up its
client base and championing the achievements of technical and
engineering firms, some of which are in Staffordshire."
Ben Adams, Staffordshire County Council