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About Hymans Robertson


What is it like to work for Hymans Robertson

Leadership
Leadership
The Partnership Council is in place to safeguard the “soul and conscience” of the firm and is responsible for overseeing 'how' things take place at Hymans, not just 'what' is done. The Partnership Council tests and has ultimate responsibility for who is promoted into the partnership, ensuring that these individuals role model company values as well as being technically competent in their specialist areas. They also test and measure how the company reach out to clients through the 'Voice of the Client' survey. This helps them to understand how each level of staff engaging with external clients and demonstrate behaviours in line with their values. Both Ronnie and John Dickson host annual staff meetings in each of the offices. The theme of their presentation this year was around how Hymans will grow and prosper while still adhering to the company values and principles. The senior management team make sure they are accessible whilst in the office and all senior managers sit in the open plan office environment within the teams in which they work. Both Ronnie Bowie and James Entwisle recorded videos that are embedded into the new start induction video that is shown to all news starters on day one of joining Hymans. As Managing Partner, connecting and engaging with everyone across the firm is an important priority for James. He’s an open, accessible person and makes a point of stopping at people’s desks and speaking informally to people around each of their offices. He also plays an important role in events such as the graduate and development programmes where he introduces the firm and its latest thinking to new starts and delegates and spends time getting to know them. Earlier this year James co-presented to the CIPD evidence in support of Hymans being shortlisted as 'L&D Team of the Year'.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Hymans is a learning organisation and learning is embedded in their culture. They believe that up skilling employees, increases employee engagement and future proofs the business. Learning is aligned with the strategy. The company aim is to influence growth and improvement in individuals, client experience or business results. Examples of how Hymans support employee development include the Senior Consultant Development Programme, a 12month programme for senior consultants aims to supporting them in developing knowledge, skills and confidence in relation to commercial aspects of their role. Action learning sets coached by business leaders support participants as they focus on activities which improve the profitability of their client work. Building employee resilience through practical Practice specific sessions, for Managers and colleagues based on leading edge research. Consulting Roots Programme which develops consulting skills by encouraging ‘on the job’ opportunities and development sessions linked to individual’s performance objectives. Online development tools to provide consultants with a Hymans specific resource that can be used by independent learners or as a coaching tool to show what good looks likes. A Self-assessment tool which allows consultants to benchmark their skills, knowledge and experience against spectrum of consultant capabilities. The aim is to help answer the question “what’s next for me?”. Strengthening strategic leadership capability by investing in development through a partnering arrangement with Judge Business School.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Hymans Robertson have a strong ethos of community support within the firm. There are two core strands to this, their financial literacy programme delivers workshops on financial literacy to disadvantaged young people by partnering with other charities and their local Helping Hands teams identify local charities who need support which the company then provide through volunteering, fundraising or ‘in kind’ donations. They also offer matched funding to employees who have raised money for their own favoured charities. In total the firm allocates 2% of the firm’s profits to these initiatives. This is in addition to employee’s time and their fundraising efforts which include one day’s paid volunteering day per employee each year to use to help a charity of their choice, previous initiatives include raising money each month through ‘Dress Down’ day collections, supporting national events such as ‘Children in Need’ and the Hymans Robertson Foundation which will provide focus and transparency on all charitable activities. Hymans have engaged an agency who specialise in finding placements for those that wish to work part-time. Now if they have a role that requires someone on a part-time basis they will work with them to recruit suitable candidates that cannot work a conventional Monday to Friday, 9 to 5 routine. To help in the general recruitment process, they have recognised that unconscious bias can play a role in how people managers review applications. So they have run Unconscious Bias workshops in the firm with almost 200 delegates attending. They have also worked with a government scheme called "New Starts" which aims to help ex-offenders return to work, they have taken on one new start attendee and this has worked well for the firm and we would be open to taking on more as a result.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

    companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

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  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies offering profit related pay to all employees

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    11%

  • Average Age:

    38

  • UK sites:

    4

  • Male : Female:

    50% / 50%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    61%

  • Staff:

    720

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