HR survey: Bevan Ashford


HR head
Diana Palmer.

Trainee retention rate
80-90 per cent.

Assistant attrition rate
N/A

Salary range
N/A

Bonuses
Offered.

Training
Internal education lunches, guest speakers on technical issues and external seminars on soft skills.

Appraisals
Annual competency-based appraisal with line manager, with renewed and set objectives. Interim reviews after six months. 360° appraisals.

Partner progression
Between 40 and 50 per cent of partners are home-grown. Currently 30 lateral partners. Youngest partner 29.

Billable hours target
1,500 hours per year.

Flexible and part-time working
Offered.

Holiday entitlement
Twenty-five days.

Benefits
Permanent medical insurance, death in service cover, subsidised gym membership. Pensions contributions are offered at all levels, ranging between 3 and 5 per cent.