At the end of every year we conduct an anonymous staff survey; 82 questions designed to attract honest answers from the teams. We want to know what they think, and not what we want to hear, but how they really feel about all aspects of the business. The following questions and scores should tell you all you need to know about whether lauristons is a business you may want to work for.
97% of staff believe "Lauristons is genuinely committed to delivering high quality products and services"
89% are proud to work for Lauristons
92% believe Lauristons has a good future
92% believe Lauristons is a good company to work for
So why is that?
Training & development
From the first day someone joins the business and starts their induction we provide a prescriptive plan straight away on what training they need and can expect and what they need to achieve in order to get promoted. That starts with the issue of their Lauristons passport, to take them on a journey around the business in the first three months, to meet all their colleagues, to visit every branch and to understand what everyone does, get a feel for our culture and what we are trying to achieve. This culminates in a private meeting with the Managing Director to give their insights and feedback on what they have seen before being signed off to continue working in the firm . We take career progression very seriously and always try to promote from within before we recruit from outside, and many of our managers are home grown. A true meritocracy in action.
Benefits, reward & recognition
We offer some of the most competitive commission structures and salaries in the industry, all uncapped, not shackled by corporate large company schemes that hold people back. Every member of staff gets a life assurance policy and company pension contributions put in place on day 1, and depending on the seniority, a range of other paid for benefits open up like Aviva Healthcare. In addition there are a comprehensive range of additional optional tax efficient benefits on offer from child care vouchers, to gym memberships to share schemes. At Lauristons we also believe in providing our staff a healthier work life balance than the typical agency typically offers, so every sales person works a 5 day week and no more that 46 hours per week (unless they choose to..). Every quarter we have our world famous Lestas awards ceremony for our top performer and every year we send our top people away for a few days; recent trips have been to Berlin, Portugal and this year Hvar on the Croation Coast.
Culture, communication & compliance
Whilst we didn't have this question in our survey, its a lot of fun working for Lauristons, if you have the right attitude and work hard.
As per our survey, the culture of our business is based on doing and being the best we can be, offering our customers the best experience we can, and caring about what we do. Its not a strap line, the management team believe it and so do 97% of the company.
We take compliance and our responsibilities to our customers very seriously, and recognise that many peoples welfare and prosperity are dependant on what we do and how we do it, so a strong moral code and integrity exists in the business, that is again borne out by what the guys said in the survey. Every single person that potentially joins the business is interviewed by the Sales or Lettings Director and then by the Managing Director to make sure any successful candidates are made of the right stuff. It still may not be fool proof though as, if 89% of people are proud to work for Lauristons, then 11% of people are not, as are the 3% who don't think we offer good quality products or services, but we always try and make sure we have the best fit of people coming in who share our values and our work ethic, and if you are one of those people, you will have a whale of a time.
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