Brabners Chaffe Street LLP

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COMFORTABLE OFFICES, GOOD rewards and a healthy work-life balance are among the many reasons staff like working for Brabners Chaffe Street. Engagement levels are high at the law firm, despite a pay freeze and no bonus for two years, although it was paid in 2010. The 376 staff at offices in Preston, Manchester and Liverpool go out of their way to provide a good service, winning the company a top 25 positive score of 91% in our survey and they think it delivers the goods (85%). The legal firm ranks 29th in our Wellbeing category, proving that staff can have a challenging job without it affecting their health (79%) or their responsibilities at home (68%). Brabners has a "chill out" Friday once a month when holistic therapists come in to provide a range of treatments. Employees don't feel under so much pressure they can't concentrate (74%), have not had stress-related symptoms in the past 12 months because of work (76%) and say deadlines are realistic (70%). With 40% of staff earning between £15,000 and £25,000 and the average salary of a lawyer amounting to £60,000, staff feel they are paid fairly relative to people in similar jobs in other companies (62%) and compared to others within the organisation (59%). Benefits include a wellness programme, life insurance, discounted services, free eye tests and a £50 contribution towards spectacles, corporate gym membership and a contributory pension scheme. Brabners spent £65,000 on social events last year. Work is an important part of employees' lives (79%). They feel the organisation is making the most of their skills (60%, a top 25 score), are not bored (72%) and say people don't use intimidation to get what they want (71%). Employees mentor school children to develop their reading skills and the firm also has a green and carbon reduction team. Employees think the company is putting enough back into the community and doing its bit to protect the environment (67% and 74%). brabnerschaffestreet.com

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74% of staff agreed

The leader of this organisation runs this organisation based on sound moral principles

BCS LLP again were awarded the gold award again by Payroll Giving UK. They have a 22% participation level at present which is a real achievement in the current climate. They are also unique in that the Firm's charity of choice is voted on and actioned by their people and not by the Board for Business Development reasons. BCS LLP is also recognised as an expert in the charity legal sector by both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. BCS LLP also carry out a great deal of pro-bono work. BCS LLP also have charitable organisation who use their client suite offices free of charge to hold their meetings. They also carry out the administration of charitable donations for a number of their charity clients.

My Team

76% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

BCS LLP again were awarded the gold award again by Payroll Giving UK. They have a 22% participation level at present which is a real achievement in the current climate. They are also unique in that the Firm's charity of choice is voted on and actioned by their people and not by the Board for Business Development reasons. BCS LLP is also recognised as an expert in the charity legal sector by both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. BCS LLP also carry out a great deal of pro-bono work. BCS LLP also have charitable organisation who use their client suite offices free of charge to hold their meetings. They also carry out the administration of charitable donations for a number of their charity clients.

Personal Growth

88% of staff agreed

My work is an important part of my life

BCS LLP operates a Staff Bonus Scheme. Essentially, if the Firm hits its financial target then each member of staff receives a share of those profits. This demonstrates to their people that they truly believe that they play a part in the success of BCS LLP and if they are to action those beliefs then they should be rewarded for the success of the firm as a whole. Employees are eligible to join the Scheme the moment that they join the Firm and should a bonus be payable, receive a pro-rated payment to reflect their contribution. The staff bonus ensures that individuals working towards a collective goal are rewarded.

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