This well-known annual campaign by Escape the City spotlights the top organisations that people can ‘escape’ to from their traditional corporate jobs.
Beating some 13,000 other company nominations, Here I Am has come out top thanks to our ‘inspiring mission, positive impact and flexible working environment’.
What makes this award extra special is that winners are selected based on employee feedback on the areas that are central to Here I Am’s existence: impact, people, mission, planet, innovation and B-Corp. Knowing that our team believes Here I Am is thriving in these areas is hugely rewarding and fills us with optimism for what we can achieve together in the future.
Here I Am is a truly mission-driven company, every facet of its operations is meticulously crafted to align with its overarching mission. From the highest strategic decisions to the smallest operational details, the company's purpose serves as the guiding force behind every action and initiative. The combination of a meaningful purpose, strong values, and an incredible working environment makes Here I Am a great place to work
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If you are interested in finding out how it feels to be a Here I Am team member, more feedback can be found here, and if you would like to learn more about Here I Am’s mission, and our methods for including the excluded, we would love to hear from you.
About the Escape 100
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 organization 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.
Dom Jackman, Founder of Escape the City, explained further: The job market is still dealing with the impact of the pandemic, and jobseekers 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 jobseekers 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.
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.
Check out The Escape 100, 2023 list here to see our ranking and read our employee reviews!