Essex law firm again reaches Investors in People ‘gold’ standard

The Birkett Long HR team celebrate the firm's IiP Gold award, from left, Leonie Dolling, Liz O�Mahon

The Birkett Long HR team celebrate the firm's IiP Gold award, from left, Leonie Dolling, Liz O�Mahony, Joann Kebbell and Lorraine Younger. Picture: Birkett Long - Credit: Archant

Birkett Long has retained its Investors in People (IiP) “gold” status following its latest reaccreditation.

The law firm, which has offices in Chelmsford, Colchester and Basildon, first achieved the IiP standard for people management in 2008.

A “gold” rating was achieved by the firm in 2014 when it met 177 of the measures in the IiP framework, putting it among the top 13% of IiP-accredited employers in the UK.

Over the past three years the firm has worked to make further improvements including the introduction of a new strategic board, an in-house “training surgery” and a formal mentoring scheme, and this helped it to meet a total of 182 measures in its latest inspection.

Adrian Livesley, managing partner at Birkett Long, said: “This is an amazing result and I just want to thank everyone who helped to make this happen, in particular our HR team for all their hard work in organising the assessment.

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“We are a firm that pulls together and works together to strive for continuous improvement and this outcome is a real reflection of how impressed the assessor was with the whole team.”

Investors in People assessor John Wooddissee said: “It was clear from the assessment process that, despite continual change and ever increasing competition within the legal profession, Birkett Long more than comfortably continues to maintain the high standards necessary to be recognised as an Investor in People at the ‘gold’ level.”

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