HR IN LAW AWARDS WINNERS 2018


OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

Sponsored by: Aon

Winner: Mayer Brown

Judges were impressed with the global nature of the engagement survey and their absolute determination to see through change based on the findings.


EXCELLENCE IN DIRECT RECRUITMENT

Sponsored by: Legal Monitor

Winner: Gowling WLG

Judges were impressed with the candidate-centred focus, authenticity of their message and the clear, impactful communication. 


EXCELLENCE IN TALENT MANAGEMENT

Sponsored by: Vero Screening

Winner: Allen & Overy (Compass)

Judges were impressed with the bold nature of the initiative, the quality of the interventions, the use of technology and the commitment to track the progress made.


EXCELLENCE IN REWARD & RECOGNITION

Sponsored by: Lexology Insights

Winner: Horwich Farrelly

Judges were impressed with the focus on recognition (not just pay), the engaging communication, the impressive take-up from the firm and the positive impact reported by people.


BEST HEALTH & WELLBEING INITIATIVE (FOR FIRMS OF UP TO 750 EMPLOYEES INCLUDING PARTNERS)

Sponsored by: Aon

Winner: Forsters

Highly Commended: Shearman & Sterling

Judges were impressed with the long-term commitment to make a difference and the ambition to raise the bar further in the future.


BEST HEALTH & WELLBEING INITIATIVE (FOR FIRMS OF OVER 750 EMPLOYEES INCLUDING PARTNERS)

Sponsored by: Conduent HR Services

Winner: Gowling WLG

Judges were impressed with their focus on domestic violence alongside mental health, the inclusive nature of the work, the quality of materials and the compelling stories from those providing feedback.


BEST CSR INITIATIVE

Sponsored by: Charles Cameron & Associates

Winner: Mayer Brown

Highly Commended: Pinsent Masons

Judges were impressed to see the brave leadership and strong partnership formed with a charity focusing on refugees gaining skills and employment.


EXCELLENCE IN EQUALITY & INCLUSION

Sponsored by: vdoc

Winner: Addleshaw Goddard

Highly Commended: Trowers & Hamlins

Judges were impressed with their commitment to addressing gender equality and career progression. It was beyond the benefit to the firm and set a strong example for the legal profession to follow.


BEST HR COMMUNICATION

Sponsored by: SHL

Winner: Taylor Wessing

Judges were impressed by the well-planned channels of communication and the level of inclusivity they achieved.


EXCELLENCE IN LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

Sponsored by: Clyde & Co

Winner: Bristows

Judges were impressed with the extent to which participants were held accountable, the persistence the team demonstrated to overcome resistance and the link with innovation.


BEST HR INNOVATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Sponsored by: The Access Group

Winner: Trowers & Hamlins

Judges were impressed with “the mirror” which is an innovative solution using technology to respond to the changes from the SRA. A significant impact made by a small team.


BEST SCHOOL-LEAVER OR APPRENTICESHIP INITIATIVE

Sponsored by: CILEx Law School

Winner: Addleshaw Goddard

Highly Commended: Taylor Wessing

Judges were impressed with their consistent commitment to the social mobility agenda and their focus promoting change in the fee earning population. More please!


BEST TRAINEE RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN

Sponsored by: trendence Law

Winner: Allen & Overy

Judges were impressed with the use of gamification and technology to attract a broader base of applicants to the legal profession.


BEST INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION

Sponsored by: Oakleaf Partnership

Winner: John Worrall, Trowers & Hamlins

Judges were impressed with the significant impact they had in such a short time frame, the diversity of activities implemented and the focus on commerciality.


RISING STAR

Sponsored by: Law Choice Recruitment

Winner: Catalina Rozmarin, Shearman & Sterling

Highly Commended: Tom Lyas, Browne Jacobson

Judges were impressed with Catalina’s leadership as a junior member of the team, her enthusiasm to go beyond her role and her commitment to developing as an HR professional.


HR TEAM OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: Totum

Winner: Ince & Co

Highly Commended: Addleshaw Goddard

Judges were impressed with the significant turnaround achieved by the team and their ability to lay down long term structures to add value to the firm. A renaissance story.


GRAND PRIX

Sponsored by: Blackbridge Communications

Winner: Addleshaw Goddard, Excellence in Equality & Inclusion