The firm of solicitors, which has offices in Basildon, Chelmsford and Colchester, has achieved a 2 Star accreditation from “Best Companies”, which rated it as an “Outstanding Organisation” following an assessment of its commitment to workplace engagement.
The firm was also ranked 53rd as best mid-sized organisation to work for in the UK, 25th best company to work for in the East or England and, in the sector ranking, seventh best law firm to work for in the UK.
Birkett Long LLP is a leading firm with teams of specialist lawyers, financial advisers, patent attorneys and HR experts who offer clients a full range of independent advice, equivalent to many London-based firms.
With its people at its heart, the firm invests heavily in the development of employees and believes in supporting career progression and personal aspirations. Its aim is not only to ensure engagement and commitment from the people who work there, but also the best possible service for clients.
The organisation, Best Companies, is a leading employee engagement specialist, delivering powerful data and insights to help positive change within the workplace. Its survey goes out to all employees who complete the survey anonymously. The results are reviewed to provide an accreditation from “one to watch” status to “three stars”.
The Best Companies survey found that 86 percent of Birkett Long employees agreed that the organisation is run on strong values/principles and that over 80 percent agreed that the job they are in has the potential for good personal growth.
The survey highlighted that female staff outnumber their male colleagues by a ratio of 25:75, something that would have been unthinkable when the firm was established in 1821.
Joann Kebbell, Partner and Director of HR and L&D said: “We are extremely proud to have been recognised as a Best Company to Work For and to be ranked in three other significant categories for 2022.”
“We recognise and reward our teams, demonstrating and explaining how they fit into the overall success and strategy of the firm, and we actively encourage collaboration and teamwork. We provide our employees with the tools to succeed, lead from the top, and continuously and actively listen for meaningful insights into employee experience to help drive and shape change.”
“We believe that listening, understanding and acting on feedback helps us shape an engagement strategy and create a more open culture where our employees feel comfortable to share ideas, feel valued and can contribute to the continuous improvement of the firm. These awards are testament to the hard work of everyone here.”
For more information on Birkett Long’s results – visit Best Companies | Birkett Long LLP Company Profile
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