National law firm Weightmans has been recognised as a Top Employer in the UK for the 16th time, as well as entering the top ten for 2023.
Being certified as a Top Employer highlights an organisation's dedication to a better world of work and exhibits this through excellent HR policies and people practices.
The Top Employers Institute programme certifies organisations based on the participation and results of their HR Best Practices Survey. This survey covers six HR domains consisting of twenty topics including People Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Wellbeing and more.
The news comes after a year of growth for the firm, where total income increased by 5%. In June, Weightmans merged with RadcliffesLeBrasseur, growing both firms' national presence and providing a wider range of market leading services focused on client service excellence.
The recent staff engagement survey reinforced the Top Employer Institute's findings, with increases in Engagement score and NPS at a firmwide level and improvement in the areas of opportunities for personal development and growth; sense of accomplishment and offering an inclusive environment.
Within the survey, staff describe the firm as 'friendly', 'supportive', 'inclusive', 'flexible', 'collaborative' and 'professional'.
Weightmans HR Director Helen Taylor said:
"We are so proud to have been certified as a top employer for the 16th year running, particularly to have secured a place in the top ten employers in the UK. We are delighted that as well as our staff development and engagement initiatives, our community activism and diversity programmes have all been recognised by the Institute as areas of best practice.
"At Weightmans we will always strive to deliver the best service, both to our clients and our people, and we are so pleased that this commitment has been reinforced by our accreditation for the 16th year running."
Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink said:
"Exceptional times bring out the best in people and organisations. And we have witnessed this in our Top Employers Certification Programme this year: exceptional performance from the certified Top Employers 2023. These employers have always shown that they care for the development and well-being of their people. By doing so, they collectively enrich the world of work. We are proud to announce and celebrate this year's group of leading people-oriented employers: the Top Employers 2023."
The programme has certified and recognised 2052 Top Employers in 121 countries/regions across five continents.