Emerald preparing for the future: a statement from CEO Vicky Williams
22nd September 2020
Emerald Publishing, like many other businesses, has been coming to terms with the impact of COVID-19 on our customers, our communities and our colleagues.
We have always sought to do the right thing as a responsible business, but the turbulence and unpredictability of COVID is something that, unfortunately, will have a lasting impact for many years. We have been looking at how we can work differently in light of the struggles facing us all, in order to provide sustainable value to our customers, and employment long into the future.
We remain resolutely committed to our goal of helping research to have an impact; real impact that influences thinking, changes policies and practice, and positively makes a difference to lives beyond the walls of academia. To achieve this in the context of both accelerating our response to an open future within the HSS community, as well as responding to the changing needs of the research and educational environment, we have reviewed our plans so that we remain focused on what provides best value for our customers. This has led to some difficult decisions about what we need to do differently in order to prepare for the future.
Yesterday, we announced to the business that we are proposing some significant structural changes to our organisational design, which will mean that c.10% of positions across the company will be impacted. A consultation process will now follow. This has been one of the hardest decisions we have ever had to make – Emerald is a relatively small and close community, which shares a strong and united culture. We will be working through our proposals with colleagues over the coming weeks.
We will always put the customer at the centre of our plans, offering ease, flexibility, choice and value. Our vision is to deliver real impact through an equitable, healthy and sustainable research ecosystem for all, and we are particularly focused on opportunities for diverse voices to be heard. How we do that is evolving, and we look forward to continual co-creation with our customers and colleagues.
CEO, Emerald Publishing
Emerald Group awarded Flexible Working Industry Award 2022
Emerald Group has been awarded 2nd place in the media category for the Flexible Working Industry Awards 2022.
27th September 2022
Emerald Group becomes a Flexa accredited employer
Emerald Group has been accredited as a flexible employer by Flexa, a global company which benchmarks organisations' flexibility against its…
14th September 2022
17 Books: Webinar series launches to discuss the role of higher education in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals in dialogue with youth voices
Dr. Wendy M. Purcell, Harvard University and Brighton Kaoma, United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth have together…
12th September 2022
Emerald announces winners of its 29th annual Literati Awards for Excellence
For more than 25 years, Emerald Publishing has rewarded outstanding and impactful contributions to scholarly research through its prestigious Emerald…
7th September 2022
Emerald Group signs up to The Menopause Workplace Pledge
Emerald Group has signed The Menopause Workplace Pledge to help create a supportive and understanding place for employees going through the menopause.
14th July 2022
Tony Roche, Emerald Publishing CEO, shares his thoughts on the challenges of measuring scholarly communication with Research Information
Tony Roche speaks to Research Information about the challenges of measuring scholarly communication, the unrealistic expectations and how we move…
14th July 2022
Emerald Publishing’s Impact services shortlisted for ALPSP’s Innovation in Publishing Award
Emerald Publishing has been shortlisted for the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) award for Innovation in Publishing…
5th July 2022
Emerald refreshes its commitment to advancing the research impact agenda and calls for sector wide action in its new ‘Are you in?’ campaign
Emerald Publishing has relaunched its ‘Impact Manifesto’, pledging six commitments for change that will advance ongoing debates around academic…
29th June 2022
Cambridge Information Group acquires the Emerald Group
The Emerald Group today announced they were acquired by Cambridge Information Group (CIG).
10th June 2022
Emerald Publishing announces commissioning focus on Indigenous communities as part of its Power of diverse voices campaign
Emerald Publishing has announced that this year it will have an increased focus on commissioning Indigenous research to play its part in tackling the…
24th May 2022