Working life at Knights centres on creating a supportive environment which puts our professionals first and allows them to grow, set and realise their own ambitions. This makes us stand out. At Knights there are no glass ceilings or limits on how our people can progress. Our people are in control of their own careers.
Health and wellbeing
Focusing on the wellbeing of colleagues, and ensuring they are supported, happy and healthy is paramount to us. Our ‘one team’ collaborative culture is something of which we are immensely proud. Health and wellbeing was the key focus of our recent whole company event in June where, in open and honest question and answer sessions, we listened to our incredible people so we can develop further how we look after their health and wellbeing and support them in developing their careers.
We also provide all colleagues with access to Health Assured – a health and wellbeing platform that provides guidance, support and resources for helping colleagues in any circumstance.
Learning and personal development
Investing in the growth of our people is important to the business. Excluding our 35 Trainee Solicitors and three Apprentices who are enrolled in formal training programmes, our colleagues have received circa 3,747 hours of formal training across areas ranging from technical skills, business skills, and health and wellbeing.
Salaries and promotions
Alongside our recent work to properly price the value that we deliver to clients, we conducted a full salary review which has enabled us to deliver positive uplifts to colleagues across the Group. We are confident that the salaries we offer, at all levels, are competitive. We have also made 109 promotions during the year, reflecting how we continue to nurture and develop our talent and recognise high performance.
The adoption of a hybrid working model has provided a good balance for our people, giving flexibility and choice regarding their working arrangements whilst continuing to benefit from our team-based culture. We have continued to invest in technology, building on the technological improvements we implemented during the pandemic to facilitate a more seamless connection between home and office. Knights supports and promotes a balance between work and personal life to meet individual needs. 15% of colleagues work part-time, including 23% of Partners.
Our offices continue to be central to everything we do and are fundamental in supporting learning and development, collaborative working and building inclusive teams. That is why we continue to invest in grade A office space that offers a modern working environment and capacity for future growth.