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How Fletchers made it into the Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’

Sara Duxbury takes a look at how firms can retain their employees - and keep them happy - in a competitive market

26 January 2016

Recent research has found that retention rates within the UK legal sector are a growing issue, with 34 per cent of employees admitting they have ambitions outside their current firm. Due to the challenging and traditional work environmenthe industry is renowned for, it can be difficult for firms to keep staff members motivated.

It is often the case that for many lawyers and solicitors in the UK, an average day can be extremely long, filled with stressful commutes, heavy workloads, and little free time - some lawyers can even work up to 80 hours per week, which is 11 hours per day.

So, what makes a business a great place to work for? It is often the case that the happiest employees are those who feel involved with the company and feel as though they are truly valued and supported along their career path. Below I highlight a few key areas that should be carefully considered in order to create a productive and dedicated workforce.

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