HR survey: Manches

HR head
Lynne Harris.

Trainee retention rate
80 per cent.

Assistant attrition rate
12 per cent.

Salary range
NQ – £43,000;
Senior associate – £75,800.

Available to fee-earners annually, paid in three instalments and determined by individual and group targets.

Internal training and external courses available.

Formal annual appraisals. Appraisee fills out standard form relating to performance. Discussion with appraiser, with any follow-up as necessary.

Partner progression
Youngest partner 32. Partner candidates are judged especially on their ability to add value, particularly in the area of client development.

Billable hours target
1,600 for all levels.

Flexible and part-time working

Holiday entitlement
Begins at 24 days and rises one day every two years up to 28 days. An extra week is awarded in the tenth and 20th years.

Life insurance, permanent health insurance, Bupa and travel season ticket loan. Pension contributions range from 3, 4 and 5 per cent matched.