Increasingly, firms are considering how they can balance this need to prioritise profit-generating activities with developing their workforce. They know that business growth and true operational excellence is achieved when all elements of the firm are working at their optimal level of efficiency and output.
Summertime – and the living can be less than easy if you have to work in a hot office. And with 80 per cent of UK office workers thought to complain about the temperature in their workplace, it’s hardly a trivial matter, with half of UK offices believed to be too hot during the summer.
Only 13% of business leaders have an effective “wellbeing” strategy in their workplace, despite growing concerns that stress-related conditions are causing misery for many workers, a business event was told.
Law firms are becoming increasingly aware that they need to look for ways of improving efficiency in all areas of their organisation, including their administrative support functions. A recent report on the trends and opportunities in law firm outsourcing demonstrates that firms are broadening the approach they take when it comes to solving these issues.
We have spent the last few months meeting with a number of senior women in law firms to discuss what challenges they feel that they face as women, exploring areas such as discrimination, gender pay gap, and returning to work after maternity leave.
Our ‘Legal Finance Systems Hiring Market Analysis’ returns for 2018, providing up to date analysis on the levels of supply & demand and reviewing the common challenges of hiring within this niche field.
In this episode, Tory MP Ken Clarke reveals why he has occasionally dressed up in women’s underwear. The former Lord Chancellor and current Father of the House of Commons also tells Kevin what he thinks of his new-found fans – drawn by his outspoken views on Brexit.
In recent years, legal teams have become lean as a result of the downturn, the impact has been that many people are working longer hours and covering the roles that may have previously been done by two or even three people. But what is a reasonable salary increase to command?
Following the publication of Cascade’s Stress Report 2018, our HR Business Partner Emily Cryan was approached by Elite Franchise magazine to answer a number of questions about wellbeing in the workplace. You can read her thoughts in full, here…