Line managers are given significant training in how to manage their teams, and being open to feedback and allowing team members to ask questions is instrumental in this training. Employees have the opportunity to do this during their one to ones, team meetings, six monthly reviews and yearly appraisals. Plus Lexis encourages an open door policy whereby everyone in the agency is approachable and visible, regardless of title.
By recognising the importance of creating business leaders for tomorrow within their organisation Lexis have implemented a leadership development programme. This is aimed at Account Managers and above and is a module based training programme combining internal and external training where staff receive training on running their own PR business, financial management, leadership training, media relations and day to day management training. 60% of senior management are 'home grown', testament to their continued commitment to promote from within and develop their staff to their ultimate potential.
In the most recent away day to launch the agency's new proposition, staff were put into groups and asked to present back on a live brief incorporating the new values of the business. Feedback at the end of this day was excellent with staff reporting that they had an opportunity to work with senior staff and other teams and share ideas and thoughts on the new proposition. Coupled with this, they got to use the new values alongside real work scenarios allowing them to easily see how to implement them once back in the office. Lexis conduct an annual employee survey and have six monthly peer group meetings of which the results are analysed and fed back to the Board along with key recommendations. These are then fed back to employees at the next quarterly review. Every Friday Lexis finish at 4pm and gather for an all agency meeting. In this meeting, agency messages are reinforced and staff are updated on any business developments. This meeting is also an opportunity for staff to recognise team mates or peers for doing great work that week, by nominating them in the 'Big Ups' category.
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At least 33% of senior managers are women
Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave
On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships
10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours
On-site nursery or vouchers
Full family cover
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