The rulebook on what constitutes a perfect job role or offer has vastly changed over recent years accelerated by Covid (sorry to say it again). HR Managers and those hiring have identified the changing demands of employees and in turn their needs. No longer are people just engaged by being shown the money nor hearing the buzz words that employers think they want to hear – people are thinking in a wider context.
At Carless + Adams we have a lot to be proud of, but number one is definitely our people. We have always valued our team above anything else – and that’s not just a fancy recruiting spiel, it’s true. Work colleagues are friends and encouragement to leave the office at 5.30pm is frequent. Work life balance is REAL here. Communication channels – up, down, left and right – are open and this means that there should be no unspoken anxieties, and everyone is accessible for a chat.
In an industry such as architecture a remuneration package representing the skills achieved is a given. All the other elements that accompany the job role are what make the package complete. Development reviews, progression and CPD are key areas of focus at Carless + Adams. Hybrid working has become a way of life at Carless + Adams. We’ve never been 100% office based as we’re often donning our hard hats and high vis jackets to visit contractors and clients on site. Getting the boots muddy and seeing your designs literally come to life is so rewarding in a way that nothing else can touch. Well, actually, maybe apart from when residents and care givers move in, you visit them and they tell you they wished they’d moved there years ago, then well, that reminds us why we do what we do.
Our passion for architecture for the care industry knows no bounds. The architects that we attract share this drive – to design the best to enable people to live their best possible lives. The UK’s ageing population demands age related homes and to be part of this sector at a time when sustainable design and development is becoming widely accessible is exciting.
A recent report released from a leading recruiter in the architecture and design industry was the result of an employment survey and highlighted the key areas that affect our industry and the people that work within it. It made for a pleasurable read as it confirmed that our gut instinct in how to champion a working style for the mutual benefit of the business and the individual was the right one. So if this sounds like we are giving ourselves a pat on the back then….well yes we are. We work with care in mind so investing in our people is 100% natural to us.