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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
That’s at least how it seems after the City firm called its partners to a meeting last Saturday to discuss, among other things, how staff can feel more engaged.
Strikingly, the firm has admitted that it needs to improve (remember the vac scheme all-nighter?). It brought in an outside consultancy to review its staff enthusiasm and came up with a range of embryonic plans to make things better, such as offering more international secondments and making it easier to travel abroad. The irony of turning frowns into smiles by letting people work away from the City headquarters cannot be overstated.
And of course, it’s always helpful to hold a strategy day on a Saturday to get people to feel more enthusiastic about the business.
At least those partners who have been restructured out will feel chuffed with their lie-in on a weekend.