We are a people business. Inspiring our people is about creating a diverse and inclusive environment where people can deliver their best work. How we behave with the people that work within our Group is underpinned by our values – our Gateley Team Spirit.

Engaging with our people

Investors in People accredited, a key part of our people strategy revolves around employee engagement and listening. We regularly gauge sentiment across the Group to understand how engaged our people are about the business, their roles and the teams they work with. 

In our 2022 employee engagement survey we scored overall engagement levels of 83% against a private sector benchmark of 63%. We recognise there is always room for improvement and that will only come by regularly talking to and listening to our people, enabling us to progress, make positive change and build on the areas we know already work well.

“Defining what great leadership looks like is an important strand of our people strategy. From our board, through to our partners, directors and senior managers across our legal and consulting group businesses, we have a collective responsibility to do our best by those we lead, impact and influence every day.” 

Rod Waldie, Chief Executive Officer

Being recognised for leadership

In June 2022 we were the only legal business in the UK to rank in the Glassdoor UK Top 25 Companies for Senior Leadership. Glassdoor is the worldwide leader on insights about jobs and companies and the list was determined solely based on feedback provided by employees. Tens of thousands of companies were considered for the list and those recognised were those whose senior leaders met the challenges of the pandemic with grit, determination and continued support of their workforce. Strong leadership is a crucial driver of workplace satisfaction, so we are delighted to be awarded this accolade. 

Network groups

To ensure that we always create a sense of belonging for all Gateley colleagues, where everyone can be themselves, we have created five network groups within Gateley to support our colleagues. These internal groups create a place of debate where people can learn from each other, educate each other and celebrate our differences.

Shaping careers and incentivising talent

We offer our people opportunities they won’t find easily elsewhere. We are a great place to work with stand-out people, but we also provide a career path that’s rewarding and allows the individual’s strengths and ambitions to shine. 

As a listed company free from the usual constraints of a traditional professional services partnership, we believe all our people should have the opportunity to share in the success of our business. We therefore reward those who help our business to grow. This includes a bonus scheme as well as various share schemes like our Save As You Earn (SAYE) that is open to all employees and other schemes that are tailored to the point the individual has reached in their career journey with us. You can see more in our careers pages on how we reward colleagues at Gateley.