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Published: 27 May 2021

Hill Dickinson – Finalist 2021, Best for Flexible Working

Hill Dickinson is an international commercial law firm employing more than 850 people. The company encouraged flexible and agile working long before Covid-19, with the emphasis being on the employee choosing how they work.

With the whole company working remotely since March 2020, when the pandemic subsides there will be no expectation to return to the office five days a week. The organisation has adopted a ‘smart working’ culture with a built-in flexible ethos.

The organisation endorses a culture of trust, where taking time out of the day for personal reasons isn’t monitored. Managers trust people to get the job done to a high standard when they are able.

Vacancy adverts for new positions include details on flexible working options and roles are tailored for flexibility and efficiency on a continuous basis.

During the promotions process, financial performance statistics are pro-rated, ensuring flexible and part time workers aren’t disadvantaged. The promotions framework is based on competencies and values, ensuring every individual is assessed fairly on the same criteria.

Since March 2020, 95% of staff have worked informally on a flexible basis, an increase from 80%. The company’s latest engagement survey reveals 65% of employees are in favour of adopting a more flexible approach.


Award sponsored by Find Your Flex Group