December 1, 2022

Best Companies to Work For in Florida - 2022

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Here's how some of the best companies to work for in Florida are attracting and retaining talent during the Great Resignation.

| 7/27/2022

Holland & Knight

No. 24 Large | Law | Statewide

Culture as a Differentiator

Managing Partner Steven Sonberg

Turnover: “We experienced turnover that was above normal levels in 2021, although our rate was below industry-wide benchmarks. The turnover was the result of many factors, including changes of residence, retirement and opportunities at new positions. It has been slightly more difficult to find quality staff and support personnel, and some of our teams have been strained over the past year. Thankfully, this trend has slowed down considerably in 2022.”

Adapting: “Offering flexibility and work-from-home arrangements has been important, as well as minor changes like a more casual dress code. We are also devoting significantly more resources to our firm’s well-being program and trying to create opportunities for increased engagement among employees. Our offices and teams are encouraging personal interactions by scheduling in-person meetings and social gatherings. We find that our employees appreciate and benefit greatly from having personal connections.”

Worker Leverage: “It has been a very favorable environment for employees for the past few years. Employees want to feel like they are valued. Today, some have more leverage to negotiate promotions and compensation, especially if their company is doing well and growing.”

Workplace Culture: “We believe our firm’s culture is an important differentiator. Our firm’s senior leaders emphasize collaboration, inclusion, fairness and respect. They decide what is acceptable vs. unacceptable and drive that message in both big and little ways. New employees notice right away that our firm is an incredibly collegial place where teamwork is encouraged and rewarded. As a leader, it can be hard to convince outsiders that our culture makes a difference, therefore our current attorneys and staff are sometimes the best recruiters.”

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