The Lawyer partners with Mind to launch employee wellness report

The Lawyer and Lawyer 2B have teamed up with sister publication Employee Benefits and mental health charity Mind to produce an in-depth report into how law firms incentivise and engage staff through their remuneration and benefits strategies.

The Lawyer recognises that mental health awareness is an important issue in the legal profession. Lawyer 2B’s stress survey last year revealed that only 17 per cent of lawyers are aware of initiatives within their firm to help employees manage stress. A further 28 per cent weren’t sure whether their firm had policies in place or not, while more than half – 55 per cent – said their firm had no stress-busting initiatives.

The employee wellness report features the output of two separate research projects; one of the largest salary surveys ever conducted among legal professionals and a more focused study with HR departments looking at benefits and wellbeing strategies.

The insight behind the data is provided by expert editorial staff from both The Lawyer and Employee Benefits, the leading industry titles in their respective markets, and supported by Mind, which is also the charity partner for The Lawyer Awards 2015.

As well as benchmarking the approach of law firms against benefits strategies adopted in the corporate world and other professional services sectors, the report will also examine the different approaches taken to engage and retain high-performing staff in London and the regions.

With sections on employee wellbeing and details of salaries across 14 practice areas at all levels of seniority, this is the most comprehensive report ever produced on employee benefits and well-being in the legal sector. 

There is still time to respond to the survey. Members of law firm management and HR and benefits professionals wishing to take part can do so here before close of business on Tuesday 26 May.