Forsters nominated for HR in Law Award for staff wellbeing initiatives
We are delighted to announce that Forsters has been shortlisted in the category for ‘Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative (for firms of up to 750 employees including partners)’ at the upcoming HR in Law Awards.
The HR in Law Awards, in association with Professionals in Law, recognise HR excellence in the legal world. The winners will be announced at Tobacco Dock, London, on 3 May 2018.
Forsters’ nomination is based on the implementation and success of its Advanced Wellbeing Programme, which was born out of an increased awareness of the rise of mental health issues and the reality that the legal profession can be a stressful environment for people to work. The programme introduced an advanced wellbeing policy alongside initiatives such as Wellbeing Month, regular training on resilience and mental wellbeing in conjunction with Mind, the provision of confidential one-to-one counselling sessions, and a bi-monthly wellbeing newsletter in which staff are encouraged to share their stories and discuss wellbeing and mental health issues openly.
Head of HR, Alison Fairchild, said: “We are delighted that our efforts around wellbeing have been recognised with this nomination for an HR in Law Award. The spotlight on mental health and wellbeing is just one small step towards making a career in law less stressful and we are proud of the steps we are taking to develop an open and supportive culture at the firm around such issues.”
Forsters was previously recognised for its commitment to workplace wellbeing in 2017 when the firm was awarded Silver in Mind's inaugural Workplace Wellbeing Index.