LONDON, 14 May 2015 – Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, was named as one of the UK’s 2015 Best Workplaces by the Great Place to Work®, ranking no. 20 in the Medium Category. The recognition, given annually, honours organisations with high trust, engagement and culture among its employees and leadership.
“We are truly honoured to be recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces,” said Alexia Beattie, Baird’s Human Resources Director in Europe. “Appearing on the list, among so many other well regarded companies, is humbling. This honour affirms our ongoing commitment to being a best place to work and reflects the passion and care we show to each other and our clients every day.”
Whilst this is Baird’s first year appearing on the UK Best Workplaces list, the firm’s commitment to a strong work environment is well established. In 2015, Baird ranked no. 5 on FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in the US – its 12th consecutive year on the list. Baird believes that its clients share a particular resonance with them on this point of care and view this as a significant differentiator in the financial services sector.
The Great Place to Work® Institute UK is part of the world's leading consultancy specialising in employee research and workplace cultures. The methodology used by Great Place to Work® to create the UK Best Workplaces list includes both an employee survey and an audit into the organisation’s management and HR practices. To be successful, participating organisations must achieve a high minimum score in their employee survey, a survey which measures the levels of trust and engagement in the organisation. The award also recognises the strength of leadership and the range of innovative, creative and effective HR policies to create its workplace culture.
Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has approximately 3,100 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has more than $145billion in client assets. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 5 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2015 – its 12th consecutive year on the list. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. and McAdams Wright Ragen, Inc. in the United States and Robert W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. Baird also has an operating subsidiary in Asia supporting Baird’s investment banking and private equity operations. Robert W. Baird Limited and Baird Capital Partners Europe Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.For more information, please visit Baird’s Web site at www.bairdeurope.com.
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