Asons Solicitors

http://www.asons.co.uk

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ASONS SOLICITORS HAS grown into a burgeoning law firm with a workforce of almost 260 in a few years. It's a family affair, too, having been founded by Dr Imran Akram, and his brother Kamran. “In a short space of time we have grown very quickly,” Akram says. “We launched the business in a terraced house and soon had to move into our current premises in Bark Street, Bolton, bringing with us 90 staff.” The head count of the personal injury solicitors' firm has doubled every two years, so it soon had to take on yet another floor of its current home. To make room for the next 300 employees, Asons is developing a £7m building in Bolton's town centre. According to the organisation, it's the family mentality that supports employee development, and such engagement can come into effect even before employment starts. Work experience is offered to school, college and university students who can then progress onto a graduate scheme. In addition to an induction programme, everyone gets weekly training and support. An internal programme gives all staff the opportunity to actively request specific courses. Jobs at Asons are good for personal growth, according to an 84%, top-10 positive score for this statement. Staff believe the experience gained in their roles will be valuable in future (86%, just three other companies on our list scored higher). To maintain that family feel, all employees receive daily updates on individual and group successes, and team-building events are a regular feature. Staff have confidence in the leadership skills of managers (81%), feel that their bosses are open and honest with them (83%), and that they help them to fulfil their potential (76%, a top-10 result). The firm will need new skills because when the new headquarters is finished it will serve as the hub of operations for Asons, which has amibitions to develop satellite offices in Singapore, London, Dubai, New York and Pakistan. With such goals in mind, it might not be long before Asons makes our list of big Best Companies to Work For. www.asons.co.uk

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Giving Something Back

62% of staff agreed

I am happy with the pay and benefits I receive in this job

It is Asons family mentality that is the glue in supporting their employees' development, which can become in effect before their employment with Asons. They offer work experience for high school, college and university students, which can then be progressed through their graduate scheme which they aim to place every graduate with a permanent position. Every employee undergoes an induction, and is then given weekly training and support from management throughout their employment. Asons also encourage their staff to pro-actively develop their skills and encourage internal progression through their management development programme and training contracts that they offer on a quarterly basis. Asons have re-launched their training programme this year, including their mascot "Trainer-Tron", centralising all training resources, producing relevant and engaging training material and resources for each area of the business. Every employee also has access to their internal training system that allows them to view their Training Card that is bespoke to the individual when they start with Asons, highlighting any training needs that are outstanding and allows their employees to request training that they want. Asons have different difficulty levels of training: beginners, intermediate and advanced, that help fast-track their learning and aid them in feeling more confident with their work.

My Team

92% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

Talking to the people. As a family orientated firm, the directors have recruited their senior people on the basis that they will be able to engage with their employees and positively impact their day to day working lives. As strong and effective communicators, they hold ‘morning huddles' and weekly ‘team briefs' that set up the day with a positive outlook and share key information to provide employees with a feeling of management transparency. Asons truly believe that their new management structure has provided employees with a means to engage with the firm.

My Company

86% of staff agreed

Senior managers truly live the values of this organisation

Talking to the people. As a family orientated firm, the directors have recruited their senior people on the basis that they will be able to engage with their employees and positively impact their day to day working lives. As strong and effective communicators, they hold ‘morning huddles' and weekly ‘team briefs' that set up the day with a positive outlook and share key information to provide employees with a feeling of management transparency. Asons truly believe that their new management structure has provided employees with a means to engage with the firm.

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