Importance of workplace wellbeing recognised as Palmers is shortlisted for award

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We are delighted that Palmers has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award which recognises excellence in staff wellbeing.

Our firm is one of just four law firms from across the UK to be shortlisted in the Wellbeing category of the LexisNexis Legal Awards 2019.

The rigorous judging process saw us make a detailed written submission to the judges, setting out the full range of initiatives it undertakes to promote the wellbeing of its staff.

Recent innovations within the firm include our decision to train six Mental Health First Aiders with the help of Mental Health First Aid England, across our four offices. The course is internationally recognised.  It is designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and how to provide help on a first aid basis.

In addition to promoting mindfulness training classes over the last four years, in 2019 we have embarked on training about food and nutrition to support physical and mental wellbeing, all as part of our holistic approach to employment.

Our success in promoting the wellbeing of our staff can be seen our retention rate, with around a third of partners and staff at the firm having been there for more than a decade. Meanwhile, five of our partners and staff have been with us for around 30 years.

Partner, Carey Jacobs, said: “At Palmers, our priorities are our clients and our staff. Looking after the wellbeing of our team and trying new things to support them, underlines our commitment to being a first-class employer. It also enables all of us to function in such a way that we are able to provide friendly, approachable, proactive and balanced advice and the best possible service to all of our clients. A happy team does, in our view, lead to happy clients.

“As a firm that provides employment law and HR advice, we also want to be a model of best practice.

“We are delighted that we have been shortlisted for this award and look forward to finding out whether we have won.”

The winners of the Lexis Nexis Legal Awards 2019 will be announced on Wednesday 13 March 2019.

At Palmers our ethos of excellence in employee wellbeing extends to the employment advice, HR services and legal support we offer our clients.

From a simple query to a potentially serious dispute, we offer fast, easy access to specialist advice and support, with many of our most popular employment law services offered on a fixed fee basis.

To find out more about our range of employment law and HR services, please contact us.