About Saffery Champness

Saffery Champness is the 12th largest accountancy firm in the UK by fee income. Although its history goes back to 1855, it is a forward-looking firm with an informal and inclusive culture. A people-focused approach to business means that it not only attracts the most committed staff, but also top tier clients. High calibre, high net worth individuals turn to Saffery Champness thanks to a reputation for exceptional advice and its ability to assist in safeguarding wealth. The firm specialises in advising owner-managed businesses, entrepreneurs, wealthy individuals, families and trusts, charities, other not-for-profit organisations, and landed estates.

Facts & Figures

Industry Professional Services
Number of employees 507
Number of active countries 3

The Research

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The employee offerings of Saffery Champness

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Communication Channels

  • Formal sessions (e.g. one-to-one meetings between employee and manager)
  • Works councils
  • Special access to CEO/Leadership
  • Employee surveys

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Internship programmes
  • Job rotation programmes
  • International exchange programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Coaching programmes
  • Mentor programmes
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • On-the-job training
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • Online training programmes (always available)
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Simulations and learning games
  • Communities of Practice

Compensation and benefits

  • Salaries
  • Variable compensation
  • Pension
  • Profit sharing
  • Long-term incentives
  • Secondary benefits
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Shift premiums
  • Subsidy Medical Insurance
  • Loan/Loan Repayment

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Compressed working hours
  • Flexi-time working
  • Job sharing
  • Part-time working
  • Sabbatical/career break
  • Term-time working
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)/Time-for-time
  • Telecommuting/working from home
  • Special leave for parents (above legal requirements)
  • Bringing a child to work (in emergency)

Networking Activities

  • Sports events (e.g. sports day)
  • Organising weekly drinks or other social event (by staff association)
  • Alumni club (association of former employees)
  • Seasonal social events
  • Special informal sessions with Executive Management

Onboarding Activities

  • Pre-Employment package (after contract is signed)
  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hard copy or online)
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Check-in meetings at specific intervals
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • A buddy is assigned to the new employee
  • A mentor is assigned to the new employee
  • Post-hire assessment
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • (Social) Networking events for new employees
  • Team lunch/dinner
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions
  • Follow-up session one year after joining

Career and succession management

  • Job rotation
  • Training programme
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Special assignment
  • Secondment
  • Job enrichment
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)

Secondary benefits

  • Mobile Telephone
  • Telephone allowance
  • Car/travel allowance
  • Bicycle scheme
  • Company car
  • Entertainment allowance
  • On-site parking

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Ergonomic support
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Personal support line
  • Employee debt support
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
  • Confidential adviser
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • Occupational Health professional
  • Fitness centre membership subsidy/reimbursement
  • Health screening programme
  • On-site flu vaccinations