The Openwork Partnership

We’re one of the largest and longest-established financial advice companies in the UK with over 4,200 financial advisers based in nearly 700 firms.
http://theopenworkpartnership.com

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Openwork, one of Britain's biggest financial advice businesses, took pride in supporting not only staff during the pandemic, but also dozens of charities.

The Openwork Foundation, the company's charitable arm, increased its grant budget by 25% to £400,000 and awarded funding to more than twice as many charities as in 2019.

Widening of the application criteria allowed charities to apply for unrestricted funding of up to £5,000 to help them address the impact of the pandemic.

The Foundation has raised more than £18million for disadvantaged children and young adults both in the UK and abroad since its launch.

The funds are distributed to national, local and overseas projects nominated by Openwork's advisers and staff.

Ever-present in the UK's financial advice market for over 45 years, Openwork a strong shareholder base and 4,000 financial advisors.

Staff mental and physical health was a priority during the pandemic. At the start of the third lockdown, Philip Howell, the CEO, told everyone to put looking after themselves and their families before Openwork.

More than 200 laptops were purchased for remote working, new softphones were installed and office furniture and equipment taken home for use.

Colleagues who felt working in the office benefited their mental health were given ‘return to work' kits. This contained antibacterial spray for their desk, a cool bag for their lunch and a flask - so that they didn't have to share mugs.

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My Manager

89% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

Management development schemes include intensive six-month programmes of bootcamps, deep dive sessions and 1:1 coaching sessions, designed to support leaders in their personal and professional lives, and nationally recognised diplomas. Half-day taster events ensure new and aspiring leaders aren't left out.

Personal Growth

75% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

The online learning system, OpenLearningZone, boasts more than 5,000 courses, from bite-sized videos to MBA content. Insight Analytics in Microsoft Teams helps colleagues see how they are using their time during the week and provides recommendations on wellbeing and productivity.

Wellbeing

72% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

All staff have been offered a free subscription to the Calm mindfulness app and encouraged to join the firm's virtual book club and creative club. A neck and chair yoga class addresses posture while home working and virtual Pilates has helped get everyone moving.

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