Having a CLEARR mind

No it isn’t a typo, CLEARR is an acronym for Grant Thornton’s core values; Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility. I was recently lucky enough to be nominated for our CLEARR quarterly awards, so I thought I would take the opportunity to tell all about CLEARR recognition.

CLEARR is a fantastic reward system we have in place at Grant Thornton, to help us all say ‘thank you’. At Grant Thornton we place great emphasis on the importance of giving and seeking feedback, as it is so important when it comes to fulfilling your potential. As an auditor, you will be asked to fill out a ‘job review form’ at the end of every job, where you and your colleagues have a chance to say what you did well and where you could improve. But sometimes, when you have gone that extra mile, CLEARR gives you the ability to really say thank you.

CLEARR offers a simple way to recognise colleagues for living the firm’s values. The recognition can be in the form of a thank you e-card, or by nominating someone for an award. An award will result in points which can be exchanged for cash vouchers to spend almost anywhere.

As a reminder, the CLEARR values are:

Collaboration – The value of sharing knowledge and opportunities with your colleagues and clients, and cooperating as a team.

Leadership – The ability to take great ownership for your work, exercise initiative to make a positive difference, and challenge yourself and inspire others to be the best they can be.

Excellence – To have passion to exceed expectations, and to always aim to achieve beyond our goals.

Agility – The ability to adapt, anticipate and thrive in change, by reacting positively to changes in direction.

Respect – Treating colleagues as individuals and promoting an environment that values the capabilities and contributions of each person.

Responsibility – Acting with integrity, openness accountability to stay true to our purpose and to behave in a way that is consistent with our values.

Each quarter, those who have been awarded points will be considered to receive the quarterly awards by their local CLEARR representative, HR manager, and Office Managing Partner. It is a fantastic feeling to be so appreciated by others at work, and is a superb system unique to Grant Thornton which really makes you feel good about going the extra mile, and ultimately pushing yourself to be the best you can be.

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