Our practice has grabbed the number one spot in Building Magazine’s Good Employer Guide, an annual survey which ranks the industry’s best employers, for the second year in a row which is an industry first.
We were praised by the judges for going the extra mile in providing a flexible, relaxed and nurturing environment for our staff. The judges also commended our creativity in providing family-friendly working practices, and a positive attitude to training and recruitment.
"Happy staff work better together in teams, develop stronger relationships with clients, are better ambassadors for the business, are more loyal and dedicated, and more productive as a result." John Assael / Chairman
Our Chairman, John Assael, was invited by Building Magazine to write about what it takes to run a successful practice that nurtures staff, promotes a healthy work/life balance and goes beyond what is expected when rewarding staff for their hard work and continued support in designing and delivering outstanding architecture.
John comments: “Assael is all about people, so it goes without saying that we’re delighted to have been awarded the number one spot in the Building Good Employer Guide for the second year in a row – a first, I’m told. It’s also critically important that our industry’s leading magazine recognises the importance of how we all perform as employers alongside covering our work and business success.
“Each year more companies enter, and these organisations set the example for others in recognising the value of employees. The guide becomes an invaluable resource for the whole industry – one to be celebrated.
“Looking after people is an employer’s responsibility, but it’s also good business. Happy staff work better together in teams, develop stronger relationships with clients, are better ambassadors for the business, are more loyal and dedicated, and more productive as a result.
“With the potential for such a positive contribution to the business’ success as a whole, I can think of no reason why you wouldn’t treat your people well.”
Click here to continue reading John’s comment piece, where he also encourages the industry to do more to attract the best talent and explains why it’s important to campaign for the future generation of architects.