HR survey: Landwell


HR head
Julie Brackenridge.

Trainee retention rate
66 per cent.

Assistant attrition rate
19 per cent.

Salary range
£47,000-£115,000.

Bonuses
Have been available, but not recently.

Training
Access to external and internal courses.

Appraisals
Mid-year and end-of-year appraisals to formally review progress and objectives and revise personal development plan. Assistants are assigned mentors who review performance on an informal basis. Mentors seek feedback from team members and matter feedback forms are completed at the end of the transaction.

Partner progression
Seventy-one per cent of current partners are home-grown. Four lateral partners. Youngest partner 31. Partner selection begins with pre-selection according to business case and soft skills criteria through to panel interview.

Billable hours target
None.

Flexible and part-time working
Offered.

Holiday entitlement
Twenty-five days per annum for assistants.

Benefits
Permanent health insurance, enhanced maternity package, childcare vouchers, access to car lease scheme. Pension is offered at all levels after a probationary period and at age 28. Percentage of salary offered at 5 per cent to assistants and 10 per cent to partners.