As our firm adapts to the rapidly changing world, we are doing all that we can to ensure that the progress we make is focused on the right outcomes for our people, clients and wider society. We invest in career development and support the wellbeing of our people by offering equal opportunities, supporting diversity and inclusion but perhaps most importantly by encouraging a healthy life-work balance.
We have introduced flexibility into the way we work allowing our employees to choose how best they can perform. This allows employees time in the office where they can get the best outcomes from being face-to-face with clients and other team members but can work from home for desk work. As well as reducing the time needed to travel to work unnecessarily it allows a degree of autonomy in the work schedule that is especially important for our working young parents.
We also understand that our people wish to engage and contribute to the community in which they live and have a strong sense of giving back to society. Studies have shown that this increases one’s sense of worth and general well-being that in turn impacts performance at work. We encourage and support our employees in causes that are important to them and have introduced the concept of Community days. Each employee is entitled up to three paid community days per year to dedicate to social causes that are important to them, whether that be volunteerism, environmental awareness and protection, charitable activities or any other activities that contribute to their communities. We encourage our employees to let us know what they are doing and to get other colleagues and the firm as a whole involved.