Best Places to Work Winner 2023

Decipher Investigative Intelligence has been honored among the St. Louis Business Journal’s Best Places to Work award winners for 2023. 

As a purposed-based organization that’s committed to building safe, healthy, and high-performing workplaces, this award recognizes that Decipher delivers on this promise with its own employees as well.

Decipher emerged from more than 170 nominations in its home market to be chosen as one of 21 finalists in its size category. Of those finalists, Decipher was one of three winners selected.

The Best Places to Work selection process, like Decipher’s philosophy, is data-driven. Companies and their employees completed surveys and an algorithm was created to measure communication, management structure, benefits, teamwork and other factors at each company. The companies were grouped by number of employees and ranked. 

Through data-driven pre-hire due diligence and talent strategy solutions, Decipher helps large and midsize law firms eliminate lateral hire risk. Decipher places the highest value on its own work culture as well. It provides a flexible work schedule with every other Friday off, a tech allowance for employees to customize their home office, 100 percent paid health insurance premiums, a paid volunteer hour allowance and professional development stipend, weekly lunch meetings, monthly staff activities, and a quarterly book club. 

Most importantly, Decipher believes that when we hire the right people, empower them to do their best, and actively foster a culture of support, they will exceed all expectations.

Innovation in Philanthropy Awards 2022

The St. Louis Business Journal named Decipher Investigative Intelligence, Secure Community Network and the University of Missouri-St. Louis among its 2022 Innovation in Philanthropy winners.

The awards honor St. Louis-area partnerships for going above and beyond standard philanthropic practices in new and creative ways. It runs alongside the publication’s Corporate Philanthropy Awards program, which celebrates local companies that are making a philanthropic impact.

Decipher was recognized for its partnerships with Secure Community Network and the Geospatial Collaborative at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The relationships resulted in the establishment of a paid internship program at Decipher, launching in 2022 with three UMSL undergraduate students who began working on pre-hire screening projects for Secure Community Network, helping them avoid major hiring missteps.

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Top Legal Innovations 2021

Decipher was recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly among its “Top Legal Innovations” for 2021.

The Top Legal Innovations Awards recognize excellence in legal innovation across the state; it spotlights attorneys, firms and businesses “whose progressive work drives new practice areas, services and strategies.”

Decipher was recognized in the category of “services that support Missouri’s legal community.” Since its founding in St. Louis in 2015, Decipher has served law firms around the world, including members of the AmLaw 100, AmLaw 200 and Magic Circle.

In the article accompanying the award announcement, a law firm managing partner said, “They allow us to evaluate candidates, and it’s all done in a very confidential manner and in a very professional way…[Decipher is] a very good company, and we are proud to be associated with them.”

LegalWeek Innovation Awards 2019

Finalist, Supplier Innovation-Resource Management

For the third consecutive year, Decipher, a investigative intelligence firm used by law firms globally to reduce their lateral hiring risk is on LegalWeek’s short list for its Innovation Awards. This year the firm is being recognized as a leader in Supplier Innovation-Resource Management. The awards ceremony will take place on Friday, May 24, 2019 at The Landmark in London.

The Innovation Awards, now in their fifth year, recognizes law firms, chambers, in-house legal departments, alternative business structures and suppliers for their outstanding achievements within the profession. With 22 categories, each organization has been carefully vetted to reflect the variety of work undertaken by business lawyers working at law firms, legal departments, other providers of legal services, and suppliers to the legal profession.

LegalWeek British Legal Awards 2018

Finalist/Highly Commended, Supplier of the Year (Technology)

We’re super excited to announce that Decipher has been shortlisted in the “Supplier of the Year (Technology)” category in the LegalWeek British Legal Awards 2018.

LegalWeek Innovations Awards 2018

Finalist/Highly Commended, Supplier Innovation Award

Recruitment due diligence provider Decipher was awarded the supplier innovation for services title in recognition of its lateral hire investigations offering, which provides comprehensive background vetting of lawyers anywhere in the world within 10 days at a low fixed cost.

LegalWeek Innovations Awards 2017

Winner, Supplier Information Services

Decipher was praised for its lateral hire investigations offering, which provides comprehensive background investigations of lawyers anywhere in the world within 10 days at a fixed cost.

“A much-needed service in today’s climate of high-stakes, often unsuccessful lateral hiring,” one judge noted.

The panel of judges included Jeremy Barton, general counsel of KPMG U.K., a noted thought leader and consultant; Chris Bull, a well-respected legal management consultant; Tony Williams, an experienced law firm adviser; and a host of other respected executives, consultants and journalists within the legal industry.

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