2015 Top Places to Work in PR: Henson Consulting

After a recent move into new headquarters, double the size of its former office space, and with the addition of a number of talented new employees and impressive clients, Chicago-based PR powerhouse Henson Consulting (HC) is on a rapid trajectory and well-positioned for fast, strategic growth in 2015-2016.

With a current full-time staff of 29 (and 6 interns), HC is comprised of top talent from leading global public relations firms and America’s top newsrooms. The company continues to work with some of the biggest and best brands in the country, identifying key program objectives and recommending communications tactics that create buzz, build brands and generate sales.

As a full-service communications agency, HC’s vast capabilities include strategic partnerships, consumer, corporate, media relations, celebrity, digital, events, design and video. HC attributes its continued growth and success to staying true to its mission of providing its clients with superior strategy, unmatched creativity and impressive results.

Employees who prove themselves through excellent work are quickly given opportunities to lead accounts, no matter their age. HC focuses less on job titles and “climbing the corporate ladder,” and more on structuring teams appropriately based on strengths to meet the particular needs of each client.

Annual reviews are given to all full-time employees on the anniversary of their hire date. Each employee receives a 360 review from the office, giving all team members an opportunity to provide necessary feedback and grow in their positions.

HC holds kindness as its central tenet in client interaction and internal communication. When hiring, HC seeks out employees with six distinct values: kindness, smarts, creativity, passion, hustle and authenticity.

The team is extraordinarily close – truly a family. Employees celebrate life accomplishments and milestones, showering each other with support for birthdays, pregnancies, engagements and in honor of personal victories.