Listen: In this episode of the Employee Benefits podcast, Jess Dickenson talks about the role that benefits play in building a world-class workforce at Precis Digital.
Dickenson, chief operating officer at the digital marketing agency, explains how the organisation takes a collaborative approach to ensure that its employees are receiving the benefits that meet their needs.
One example of this is the wellness allowance that Precis offers its employees; as many have been affected by the cost-of-living crisis, the organisation ensured that all employees were fully aware of the allowance and how they could use it to suit their personal circumstances.
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At a glance:
Precis Digital is a digital marketing agency that works with advertisers on digital strategy, media buying, data activation, digital creative, and marketing technology. Some of its typical job roles include digital specialist, SEO specialist, creative strategist, data engineers, and motion designer.
Precis Digital has nearly 600 employees; the average age of staff is 31 and the average length of service is 2.75 years.
Primary business objectives that impact on benefits for the coming year:
Precis has recently acquired two businesses, Bannerboy and Booster Box, so there is a big focus on integration. This has provided the opportnity to review all processes, including benefits.
Jess Dickenson joined Precis in April 2019 as a team lead before focusing more on strategy as head of client strategy. In 2022 she took the role of chief operating officer in its UK office.
Dickenson started her career at MoneySuperMarket and worked her way up to performance media strategist, where she led a team who managed paid media spend for the insurance vertical.
Dickenson says: “I am a champion of diversity and inclusion, and so I am an active mentor to young women starting out in their careers. I feel a sense of achievement when [I] see the impact that has on people’s confidence and development.
“In my early career I was particularly proud to be shortlisted for Young Search Professional at the UK and the EU search awards. I was the only in-house person to be shortlisted and it felt good to have my work recognised by my team, who nominated me, and the industry.”