“WORK HARD AND be nice to people” is the motto of this restaurant group, which has grown from a single steak joint in Spitalfields, east London, in 2006, to five restaurants across the capital — with one more on the way.
Hawksmoor’s founders Will Beckett and Huw Gott set out to create an environment in which people want to stay in an industry notorious for short-term employment.
Last year 90% of those promoted to management came up through the ranks. Staff find their training of great benefit,(78% positive) and say the group is run on strong values (83%).
The workforce of 623 — 68% of whom are under 35 — also run four Foxlow restaurants in London and a branch in Manchester. Staff are happy with their pay and benefits (72%), such as gym membership, and health and dental care. English lessons are available for anyone who needs them and last summer the team at Spitalfields learnt sign language to communicate across the restaurant floor.
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At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss
At least 40% of senior managers are women
Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees
companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees
Companies who provide support for non-work related training
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