Emerald Publishing’s 2019 Gender Pay Gap Report

We’re pleased to report that our Gender Pay Gap narrowed in 2019 from 19% to 17%, but we recognise that there is further opportunity to do more. This report outlines our plans for how we will continue to support gender equality.

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Volunteering Day

On the 22nd September 2019 we provided an opportunity for all our colleagues across the globe to show their commitment to making an impact in our local communities. Over 100 colleagues were involved and throughout 2020 opportunities are being created as all colleagues at Emerald are entitled to 2 volunteering days per year.

Emerald partners with premature baby charity The Smallest Things

The Smallest Things premature baby charity awards Emerald Group ‘Employer with Heart’ status in recognition of their policy for supporting parents of premature babies.

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Emerald LIVE

Emerald LIVE is our annual week-long strategic employee conference, bringing together a globally dispersed leadership team. For 2019, we combined this event with our annual Sales Conference, making it bigger than it's ever been!

Emerald LIVE gives our employees the opportunity to network and collaborate over a full week of meetings, workshops, learning, creative thinking, plus some fun and exciting activities thrown in, concluding with our annual employee fun day - EmFEST. 

Signing of contract

Mind Tools joins Emerald Group

Effective from 13th March, Emerald Group has acquired Mind Tools, a leading digital learning and performance support company that helps users to build their management, leadership and personal effectiveness skills.

Mind Tools reaches millions of learners in more than 180 countries worldwide and this business will now sit alongside GoodPractice and Towards Maturity as market-facing brands within Emerald Learning.

This marks a significant milestone for the Emerald Group, and we are excited to make this important step forward in delivering our vision of bridging research and practice.

A view of open access, open research and open peer review

Emerald Open Research launches

Emerald Open Research – the first Open Research Publishing platform for impactful social sciences research – has launched with its first six gateways, which tackle critical world issues linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Designed in partnership with F1000, Emerald also becomes the first publisher to adopt their pioneering Open Research Publishing model, enabling rapid publication followed by transparent expert peer review, helping to maximise impact and reproducibility of a much broader range of research outputs.

Signing DORA

Emerald Publishing is delighted to sign up to DORA, the Declaration on Research Assessment, supporting its vision to advance practical and robust approaches to research assessment globally and across all scholarly disciplines.

This aligns with Emerald’s Impact Manifesto, launched by Vicky Williams, Emerald Publishing's CEO in March 2018. The manifesto called for change across the whole academic ecosystem, recognising that the traditional markers of influence such as citations were not sufficient to tell the full story of impact.

World Book Day

One in a Million School in Bradford is one of our partner charities for this year.

Pupils from the school joined us for a session with local author Daniel Ingram-Brown (Firebird Chronicles Trilogy). During their visit they took part in a creative writing session, in which they were given the chance to enter our writing competition, judged by Emerald owner, Keith Howard.

We also opened the competition up to Emerald staff, so we’ll be selecting two winners; one a pupil from the school and the other, an Emerald employee. Each will either receive a £20 Amazon voucher or a book of their choice!

Launch of ACT

We’re proud of our positive community impact at Emerald and want to reward and recognise the hard work that our colleagues put in everyday – and encourage everyone to do a little bit more. 

At the beginning of 2019 we launched a new programme called ACT – an online and app-based programme designed to reward colleagues for their positive ACTions as they boost individual sustainability, wellbeing and community impact. The four behaviours centred around the ACTions are: ‘Our Community’, ‘Think Green’, ‘Health and Wellbeing’ and ‘Diversity and Inclusion’.

Our colleagues get the chance to share their achievements, earn points and win prizes – as well as reduce their own and Emerald’s environmental impact!

Get started on your new career with us!

People are our best asset and we are always looking for fresh talent to join the Emerald family.

Be sure to check out our latest opportunities and become part of everything we have to offer.

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Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have now made the decision to pause the majority of our recruitment. We are still actively hiring for roles that have been identified as critical to the business and will be conducting interviews over the telephone and/or via video conferencing. We will continue to provide any updates on changes to this process.