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HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTANCY Savile Group, which offers "career transition services" to people being made redundant and looking for new jobs, makes sure it keeps its 52 employees fully and happily employed.
The workforce at the London-based company is well motivated, and the best relative scores in our survey are for people's pride in their company (a positive score of 87% for the My Company questions overall). This
is a place in which people feel they can make a difference (86%) and contribute to overall success and employees really love working here (both 87%).
The company has five sites around the UK and business developers, the typical role, earn about £66,000 a year, with 25 days of holiday and other incentives such as a share option scheme and contributory pension.
Savile Group is flexible about working patterns: 10 people work from home, and others have compressed days or work flexitime. People agree that there isn't too much pressure to concentrate or to perform well (both 84% scores), and have not suffered from work-related stress in the past 12 months (90% positive, the second highest result for this question).
Employees are happy with the balance of their work and home lives (78%) and the organisation encourages a bit of fun with £300 a head spent on the Christmas, summer and end-of-year parties.
Everyone has 35 hours of training a year, costing an average of £3,000 per head. People say this training is of great personal benefit to them (77%).
There are monthly meetings to help keep staff in touch (including those on maternity leave), and employees feel their managers share important information with them (86%).
Jonathan Cohen, executive chairman, knows everyone by name, encourages feedback and takes the time to talk to everyone. Charity work is another unifying force, and 20 people used paid work time last year to run, walk and sing for good causes. Recently, the company offered pro bono assistance to people being made redundant from anti-slavery and community network charities.
Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here
At least 33% of senior managers are women
Companies where employees are offered share options
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
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