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LEGAL & GENERAL wants its staff to get up close and personal to the 50 charities it supports. This means not just fundraising, but taking time to learn about the difficulties faced by the people who benefit from each of the good causes.The financial services company works with Age UK to understand the problems of older customers, such as loneliness, and Shelter makes them aware of homelessness. Employees from Macmillan train the customer service teams on the emotional impact cancer has on people making claims, while volunteers from the Samaritans advise them on how to help claimants' families after a suicide. Staff believe that this re-entry to our big list, which last appeared in 2012, encourages charitable activities (an 86% positive score and a top-five ranking). They also say it has a strong social conscience (78%). The insurer is based in London, but the causes it supports are nominated by employees from all of its 10 sites nationwide. It matches sponsorship by up to £500 per person, and encourages its workforce of 7,449 to volunteer. Jobs are important to people's lives, and the staff are proud to be at Legal & General (both 74%). The company rewards those who give their all and an ABCD (above and beyond the call of duty) award recognises individuals for exceptional customer service or making a difference. When staff said they wanted their leaders to be more visible, some 600 employees from the general insurance (GI) teams in Birmingham, Ipswich and Belfast were invited to “GI live”, a festival-themed event that included question-and-answer sessions chaired by senior executives. Legal & General wins our special award for Innovation in Engagement Practice this year. The bosses also got involved at the first company summer fun day, held in July in the grounds of its Kingswood offices in the Surrey countryside. Legal & General Assurance Society chief executive John Pollock was one of the entertainers providing the music. The 2,000 employees who attended the fun day enjoyed themselves, consuming 3,125 ice creams, 3,526 bottles of water and more than 3,000 burgers and hot dogs. People tell us that their teams are fun to work with (71%). www.legalandgeneral.com

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Giving Something Back

95% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Legal and General offer sponsorship matching and time matching requests up to £500 per person per year. Employees can mix and match to claim time and sponsorship matching throughout the year up to the value of £500. Gives those employees who don't have the chance to fundraise, but do value work volunteering on behalf of a charity the chance to claim matching. Time matching is based on £20 per hour. The company matches up to £25 of the employee's monthly 'Give as you earn' contribution.

My Company

88% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

In Legal and General their drive to create a transparent and straightforward place to work where all employees can perform at their best, is supported by the reward structure which is aligned to the performance management process. Their performance and reward process recognises how employees go about things, as well as what they achieve. A great performance is about delivering results in a way that lives up to the Legal and General goals, brand and demonstrates the six behaviours. An individual's performance influences their salary and bonus. Salary is reviewed each year against how they have performed in their role and the bonus reflects how they have got on against their objectives and how they've gone about achieving them. Their salary and bonus pots always take into account company performance and the economic environment. Salary and bonus are part of the Total Reward package and sit alongside a wide range of financial, wellbeing, community benefits and staff discounts.

My Manager

82% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

Legal and General offer sponsorship matching and time matching requests up to £500 per person per year. Employees can mix and match to claim time and sponsorship matching throughout the year up to the value of £500. Gives those employees who don't have the chance to fundraise, but do value work volunteering on behalf of a charity the chance to claim matching. Time matching is based on £20 per hour. The company matches up to £25 of the employee's monthly 'Give as you earn' contribution.

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Pensions

Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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