Howes Percival has been ranked in the ‘Best Companies to Work For’ list for the fourth year running.

The list celebrates excellence in workplace engagement and is widely acknowledged as the most searching and extensive research into employee engagement carried out in the UK.

The results are based on employee opinions on how the company supports wellbeing in the workplace, gives something back to society, shows strong leadership and teamwork, provides opportunities for personal growth and offers fair pay and benefits. Only the organisations with the highest level of overall employee engagement qualify for the ‘Best Companies to Work For’ list.

This year’s list confirmed Howes Percival in 51st position in the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work For category. The firm once again achieved a 2 star Best Companies accreditation, which is given to organisations with an ‘outstanding’ commitment to workplace engagement. In addition, Howes Percival ranked 6th in the Top 10 Best Large Law Firms to Work For 2023 list.

Howes Percival provides a full service legal offering to corporate and private clients. Clients include Government departments, international brands and household names. The firm also maintains a strong core client base of SMEs and family-owned businesses, plus high net worth individuals.

Howes Percival’s Chairperson, Geraint Davies, commented, 

We are very proud to be recognised as one of the UK’s Best Companies to Work For again. To be listed four years running demonstrates the kind of consistency and progression we, as a management team, have been aiming for. Our strategy has been to invest in our teams and the business as a whole for a number of years now.  Our people are central to everything we do.  We want to be a firm that attracts the best talent and is seen as the place to nurture and develop your career from trainees through to partners and at every level for our non-fee earner teams. We have that infrastructure in place now and it is great to see us continue to get recognised for this.

The listing is based on employee opinions, so to get this recognition from our own people makes it very special indeed.  We’ve listened to and worked with staff to evolve our flexible working guidance to strike the right balance for everyone in terms of home and office. Our “locate for your diary” approach was developed around staff feedback. Being more flexible while supporting their teams and clients, has improved engagement, effectiveness and demonstrates trust in our people.

Geraint concluded, 

As well as improving the engagement of our existing team, the work we’ve done is so important in terms of recruitment. We want to keep and nurture the people we already have, but we also want to grow the firm by attracting the very best people and this accreditation can make a huge difference. Applicants know that all our roles have been comprehensively benchmarked in terms of salary and benefits and that we will provide a positive and supportive environment where their career can flourish.

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