Richard Nelson LLP in the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Wellbeing 2023
Having last year received our Great Place to Work® certification and been recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women 2022, we have now been listed as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Wellbeing 2023. Richard Nelson LLP was ranked as the top law firm in the small business category (20-50 employees).
To learn more about the award and some of the other top UK workplaces for employee wellbeing, visit the full results.
Criteria for the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Wellbeing 2023 award
According to Great Place to Work®, this fantastic achievement recognises Richard Nelson’s efforts in:
- Making the wellbeing of all employees a priority, not an afterthought
- Empowering employees through autonomy and flexibility
- Delivering a culture that is conducive to psychological, physical and social wellbeing.
In particular, this year’s awards have focused on issues such as people management (and supporting people managers), work-life balance and hybrid working, and financial support and security.
The results were based on anonymous reports from all of the employees of Richard Nelson LLP, who answered a range of different questions. These were designed to assess a broad spectrum of wellbeing-related factors such workplace flexibility, people management, wellbeing programmes, work-life balance, and pay & security.
Employee wellbeing at Richard Nelson LLP
We’re proud to have been named one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Wellbeing 2023. From wellbeing programmes and support to training that empowers our staff, it is heartening to see the work that we do recognised in this year’s responses from the team.
Physical and mental health support – available to all
All of the team at Richard Nelson LLP have access to the support offered by our Employee Assistance Programme, which provides a network of wellbeing support including face-to-face counselling free of charge. This is complemented by the provision of private health insurance to all employees.
Understanding that physical and mental health are vital foundations for wellbeing at work, we make a point of ensuring that these benefits are offered to everyone who works at the firm.
The results of this year’s survey show that employees value a flexible approach now more than ever – and increasingly consider the degree of autonomy which they are afforded to be a central aspect of their workplace wellbeing.
Flexibility has been baked into the way we work for many years. As part of our remote working consultancy model, we allow our consultants to work according to a schedule that suits them and from a location of their choice.
Training staff to know their worth
We also offer a comprehensive and proactive training programme with a focus on wellbeing. Recent sessions have addressed topics like ‘knowing your worth’, ‘building habits for success’, ‘how to increase confidence and build rapport with anyone’ – all contributing towards the sense of psychological wellbeing and self belief that we see across our teams on a daily basis.
Fair treatment for everyone
Since Richard Nelson LLP got involved with Great Place to Work®, the main area of employee wellbeing that the firm has been recognised for is its commitment for treating every staff member equally. The responses we have received from our staff are telling, with 100% agreeing that ‘people here are treated fairly regardless of their age, race, and gender’.
Our response to the award
Managing partner, Marie Dancer, was overjoyed that the firm has been recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Wellbeing 2023:
“I am delighted for us to have received this award and to be recognised as one of the UK’s best law firms for employee wellbeing. As the responses from this year’s survey show, those who work here know that the healthiness and happiness of our team members comes before anything else.
“The remote working consultancy model applies to our consultants across the UK, allowing them to work in a way that fits with their lives outside of work. We also encourage all employees to get involved with wellbeing initiatives such as our training sessions.
“Beyond this, our private wellbeing therapy means our staff can access help straight away, rather than waiting months for NHS help. In many instances, this also allows employees to access support for issues that are not available on the NHS, such as marriage counselling.”
More information on the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Wellbeing 2023 award
The UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Wellbeing 2023 award recognises companies that put people first and see employees as humans, with lives, families, and fears existing outside of the workplace. This can manifest itself in many different ways, from wellbeing policies and practices through to catering for the needs of individual team members.
Key questions asked in connection to the award included:
- How do people managers engage with employees? Do they show empathy and check in regularly?
- Are people encouraged to balance their work life and personal life? Can they take time off as and when necessary?
- Does the organisation pay its employees fairly for the work they do? Is support offered to employees on how best to plan and manage their personal finances?