Good leads to great for Haines Watts
Having already been named among the UK’s top 10 accountancy firms to work for this year, we were keen to take the Good Work Pledge – an initiative by the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) recognising ’good work’ which boosts the region’s economy.
The Good Work Pledge was created in partnership with industry, community experts and businesses from the North of Tyne region and beyond, to allow businesses to demonstrate their commitment to providing good jobs – jobs that provide security, development opportunities and a decent standard of living – all of which is good for our region.
We’ve always invested in supporting our team, their wellbeing and development, but this has stepped up a gear since the beginning of the pandemic, and bringing people together, while more challenging, has never been more important.
So we were delighted to have been awarded the Advanced Level of the Good Work Pledge. Taking the pledge has been a great opportunity to gain recognition for the many initiatives we’re already championing at Haines Watts.
We’re very much a people-focused firm, and know that for our team members, social value is about more than raising money for good causes alone, but making a real difference.
Currently we're working with a community interest organisation, Building Self Belief. We’re welcoming young people into our offices to spend time with our team, and take part in mock interviews and CV skills workshops. This is a hugely beneficial process for young people and is equally rewarding for our team.
There’s a common misconception that you have to be good at maths to thrive in our profession. We’re giving young people an insight into the many different skill sets needed within our various teams.