Having again achieved a three star accreditation in the prestigious UK’s 100 Best Companies to Work For scheme, Clarion has announced an impressive hat trick – it has been revealed that in the first quarter of 2022, the Leeds law firm was recognised as the top company in Yorkshire to work for, it took number one spot as the best law firm to work for in the whole country and it was also ranked second overall out of all the entrants in the large company category from across the entire UK.
The UK’s 100 Best Companies to Work For (formerly The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For), awarded the accolades to Clarion due to the ‘world-class employee engagement’ of its 288-strong team.
Joint managing partner Roger Hutton said: “We are immensely proud to have received this national recognition of our success in creating a place where people know they are valued and really feel they belong. Our unique Clarion culture is at the heart of everything we do – without it, we could not attract or retain the best talent, or ensure that they share our commitment to providing the highest levels of service to our clients.
“From the beginning, building a firm which recognises and supports colleagues has been central to our vision – if people are happy at work, they perform better and also communicate that positivity to one another and to clients. This has shone through during recent difficult times with colleagues seamlessly adjusting to rapidly changing circumstances, but continuing to work together as a cohesive team. I would like to thank every one of them for helping us to reach this achievement – to be ranked No 2 in the entire country as the best large company in which to work, is simply amazing.”
A standard of excellence for UK businesses, the initiative assesses workplace engagement and measures it against the rigorous Best Companies Index score, which covers factors such as leadership, wellbeing and personal growth, in order to celebrate and showcase outstanding employers.
Head of HR Helen Saunders added: “From implementing excellent communications with two-way listening to supporting colleagues’ career development, at Clarion every internal touch point is carefully considered to ensure we live our values. Having established the solid foundations of such a positive culture, we are proving able to share this with new members of the team as we continue to grow the Clarion family.”
With a turnover of almost £23m and 30 partners, Clarion has continued to achieve high levels of employee engagement and strong colleague retention. Its supportive culture is demonstrated in many ways including by excellent communications, innovative CSR activities with community partners, the provision of mentoring and coaching opportunities to support career development, regular employee engagement surveys and its award-winning BeingWell programme.