Simon Griffiths Legal and General

When we launched Who Gives A Crap, we wanted to focus on doing good in all aspects of the business. That`s why we make our products with the planet in mind. That`s why we donate 50% of our profits to drinking water and sanitation charities. That`s why we`ve always treated our employees like human beings – people with lives, families, dreams and goals. At the end of the day, running a business remotely isn`t always easy. But the decision to prioritize the well-being of our employees certainly is. He has extensive experience advising listed companies, investment banks and fund managers. Simon previously led Addleshaw Goddard`s equity capital markets practice from 2000 to 2013 and is also a former member of the City of London Law Lawyers` Corporate Committee. We want to make it as easy as possible for our team to take time for themselves. Burnout is terrible for people and for businesses, which is why we focus on implementing strategies to make sure our team never gets to that point.

In addition to helping the team take time off work (including a surprise, an extra week of vacation due to the pandemic), we`ve also introduced session-free days called slow blocks. Who gives a! We`re sorry it`s easy enough to arrange remote work for employees who don`t need to be involved in physical manufacturing or distribution, as opposed to people who actually need to be tied to a distribution center or manufacturing plant. I`m sure organizing container loads of imported products can easily be done anywhere without a real office, and it actually saves money since there is no need to have physical assets. Of course, these employees will especially embrace it with today`s traffic and travel times and the opportunity to spend more time with family. For anyone who thinks remote work is impossible (although after this year I don`t know how you could do it), my co-founders and I founded Who Gives A Crap in 2013 when we lived in three different countries. Since then, we`ve learned a lot about how to make people feel connected and supported remotely, and we`ve applied that knowledge to build a team of over 120 employees in seven countries. Here are some of the tricks we`ve learned along the way. We are fortunate to have an incredible staff and culture team that has pushed us to innovate and push the boundaries of the traditional balance between work and work (not work and personal life).

This has led to higher productivity, better business and more opportunities. And most importantly, it led to a thriving team. Where does this information come from? Most of the information on this page comes from the Solicitors Regulation Authority. However, some information may have been processed directly by the professional, the company or its representative. Learn more. It would be a real shame if the location prevented you from hiring the best person for the job. That`s why Who Gives A Crap recruits for as many roles as possible from all over the world. Simon has advised several South African companies on their listing on the London Stock Exchange.

Simon is an integral part of Irwin Mitchell`s London team specializing in equity capital markets, public acquisitions and private mergers and acquisitions. While we are incredibly proud that our team is tied to our mission and purpose, a lot of effort goes into maintaining these scores. We have a larger team of people and culture than most companies of our size and strong corporate values that guide day-to-day decision-making. We know this has been invaluable to us in maintaining the overall commitment and exceptional work that our team does every day. There are many reasons why it`s right to recognize your team as an individual in its own right. Perhaps the least important reason is that it`s good for business. But since it is a commercial publication and I am a businessman, I will talk about it. We conducted a survey on Culture Amp`s 91% engagement and nearly doubled our headcount last year. We have hubs in Australia, the US, the Philippines and China, but we still have team members all over the world. In fact, our VP of Supply Chain just moved his family to Bali so his kids could attend an amazing school focused on sustainability. I mention this because it is relevant, but also because I am quite jealous of these children. It also means we`re more likely to have a team with a rich diversity of backgrounds and experiences – all of which make us a stronger company.

⚠ Report abuse To notify the Law Society of any inappropriate or offensive content posted on Find a Lawyer, please visit our Contact Us page. Remote work allows people to take time when they need it, whether it`s running an errand or taking a nap. Simon Griffiths, co-founder and CEO of Who Gives A Crap. Source: Delivered For us, this includes encouraging our team to live where it makes the most sense to them.