Recognition, rewards and benefits
We give you personal recognition when you do well. We also reward you competitively for your performance and aim to make life easier and a little more fun through our range of benefits. Our team regularly review and benchmark our benefits to ensure they remain competitive. You can customise parts of your benefits package to suit and support Your Peace of Mind, Your Life, Your Future and Your Wellbeing.
Your salary reflects your experience both inside and outside of BDO as well as your ongoing personal performance and career progression.
These are the benefits you’re automatically entitled to:
- 25 days paid holiday (rising to 28 days with length of service and grade)
- Personal Pension Plan, with matched employer contributions
- Life Assurance cover
- Income Protection insurance
- Private Medical Insurance for managers and above and those with two years+ service
We also offer a range of benefits which you can customise to suit your changing needs, using Flexcel, our flexible benefits platform. Most of these are made through tax-efficient deductions from your salary and we regularly review our benefits to ensure they remain beneficial. They include:
- The option to buy up to ten days’ additional annual leave
- Spouse/partner life assurance
- Health-related benefits, such as private medical, personal accident, dental insurance and access to a healthcare app providing online access to GPs and mental health support
- Other benefits including travel insurance, roadside recovery, Bikes to Work, Car Purchase and Home Technology schemes and will writing services.
LIFESTYLE AND WELLBEING BENEFITS
We also offer additional benefits designed to make life easier and more fun, day to day. These include:
- A wide range goods and services discounts
- Discounted gym membership and gym loans
- Interest-free annual season ticket loan
- Interest-free graduate loans
- Employee assistance programme
We believe it’s important to celebrate success. To recognise those who stand out from the crowd and who demonstrate our culture and values in everything they do. Our recognition program, called ‘Spotlight Awards’, allows us to recognise colleagues for going the extra mile. It includes instant ‘on the spot’ awards in the form of vouchers, and larger quarterly awards for employees who make an exceptional demonstration of our culture and values, as determined by an independent panel.
The secret of our success is our people, which is why we continue to invest in them as a priority.
BDO is made up of circa 6000 individuals, each of whom brings something special and unique. We believe that creating an environment where our people can be themselves leads to better decision-making, better outcomes, and a more enjoyable work experience.
Being yourself means feeling welcome. We have a responsibility to all our people, to our clients and to UK society to build and promote an inclusive and diverse culture. Above all, that means respecting people. It means understanding and valuing who they are and everything they bring to BDO: their knowledge and experience, their skills and technical abilities, but also their personality, hobbies and interests. We know it takes imagination, creativity, empathy and humour to deliver exceptional service as well as professional expertise and attention to detail, and so we encourage our people to engage their personalities and bring their whole selves to every project.
Being yourself also means being able to work in a way that suits the way you think, learn, and collaborate. We’ve listened to our clients and employees and we’ve developed a new approach to working at BDO: WORKABLE, our Agile Working framework. Rather than being prescriptive about which days and how many you need to be in the office, we’re giving you the flexibility to choose how, where, and when you work in order to make the best use of your time and talents to accomplish the task in hand.
As well as allowing you to work in a way and from a location that will enable you to be at your most productive, we’re providing a range of tools and support to help you stay connected but also learn, collaborate and support one another and our clients when you’re working apart. We’re investing an extra £10m each year over the next three years to continually improve agile working. We’re investing in new digital tools and working with the London Business School to ensure our people have access to the training they need to use them most effectively.
Adopting an agile working approach – giving you the freedom to adapt your ways of working from one task to the next – will help you work more efficiently, delivering better outcomes for our clients, but it will also help you meet your needs outside work, giving you a better work-life balance. Agile working is about helping you and our clients succeed, together.