HR IN LAW AWARDS WINNERS 2018
OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
Winner: Mayer BrownJudges 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
Winner: Gowling WLG
Judges were impressed with the candidate-centred focus, authenticity of their message and the clear, impactful communication.
EXCELLENCE IN TALENT MANAGEMENT
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
Winner: Horwich FarrellyJudges 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)
Highly Commended: Shearman & SterlingJudges 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)
Winner: Gowling WLGJudges 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
Winner: Mayer Brown
Highly Commended: Pinsent MasonsJudges 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
Winner: Addleshaw Goddard
Highly Commended: Trowers & HamlinsJudges 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
Winner: Taylor WessingJudges were impressed by the well-planned channels of communication and the level of inclusivity they achieved.
EXCELLENCE IN LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT
Winner: BristowsJudges 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
Winner: Trowers & HamlinsJudges 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
Winner: Addleshaw Goddard
Highly Commended: Taylor WessingJudges 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
Winner: Allen & OveryJudges were impressed with the use of gamification and technology to attract a broader base of applicants to the legal profession.
BEST INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION
Winner: John Worrall, Trowers & HamlinsJudges were impressed with the significant impact they had in such a short time frame, the diversity of activities implemented and the focus on commerciality.
Winner: Catalina Rozmarin, Shearman & Sterling
Highly Commended: Tom Lyas, Browne Jacobson
HR TEAM OF THE YEAR
Winner: Ince & Co
Highly Commended: Addleshaw GoddardJudges 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.
Winner: Addleshaw Goddard, Excellence in Equality & Inclusion