Davis Langdon

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Jobs at Davis Langdon are hot property judging by the firm's high levels of employee engagement. The London-based property project and cost management consultancy invests heavily in professional development. An 82% positive score ranks it 11th for people saying the job is good for their personal growth. A graduate development programme lasts two years and combines studying with practical training for the day-to-day job. People say such training is of great personal benefit, giving a score of 71%. Staff also feel they can make a valuable contribution to the firm's success (77%). Employees are given opportunities to learn and grow within the organisation, a 69% positive score ranking Davis Langdon 16th. This is backed up by the vast majority of internal appointments at senior management level—171 of the 220— being filled through promotion. A top 20 score of 81% is testament to the high levels of confidence in the senior management team. Rob Smith is the senior partner and has been head of the UK organisation for four years. Staff feel he runs the firm on sound moral principles (79%) and have faith in him (78%). People are generally happy with their pay and benefits (69%). Families are supported with maternity and paternity rates above the statutory minimum. Staff say the organisation doesn't take advantage of them (64%) and work doesn't have a negative effect on their health (79%). The company provides two days' paid leave every year for employees to carry out charity work. A score of 62% puts Davis Langdon in the top third of companies for its staff believing it puts something back into the community.

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My Company

83% of staff agreed

My work is an important part of my life

Managers are offered a great deal of support such as the management tool kit designed to help line managers manage effectively as well as 360 feed back, mentoring and coaching. There is access to programmes such as the Leadership Development Programme, Personal and Interpersonal Management Skills and Essential Leadership and Management Skills. If managers wish to take external qualifications there is a sponsorship policy in place to assist them.

Personal Growth

80% of staff agreed

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

Davis Langdon run a series of programmes to develop their employees, for example the Graduate Development Programme which helps their graduates pass their professional exams, the Leadership Development Programme which focuses on personal and interpersonal management skills and Partner Development Programme. They also encourage networking sessions and internal ad hoc training sessions amongst the technical teams. Their appraisal system; the Performance Development Review; is aimed to provide every individual with the knowledge, skills and experience they need to achieve their annual objectives, develop their competencies and achieve their desired career path. They are also currently in the process of implementing a talent management programme to identify performance and then enable a tailored approach to manage their employees.

My Team

77% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

Davis Langdon run a series of programmes to develop their employees, for example the Graduate Development Programme which helps their graduates pass their professional exams, the Leadership Development Programme which focuses on personal and interpersonal management skills and Partner Development Programme. They also encourage networking sessions and internal ad hoc training sessions amongst the technical teams. Their appraisal system; the Performance Development Review; is aimed to provide every individual with the knowledge, skills and experience they need to achieve their annual objectives, develop their competencies and achieve their desired career path. They are also currently in the process of implementing a talent management programme to identify performance and then enable a tailored approach to manage their employees.

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Employees earning £35k+
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