National law firm Holding Redlich is very pleased to have been announced as the recipient of a 2018 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation by the Federal Government today.
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) announced the list of recipients of the prestigious award this morning, an announcement that follows a lengthy submission process where applicants must demonstrate in great depth what they are doing to encourage gender equality and diversity in their workplace.
Holding Redlich National Managing Partner Ian Robertson said he is very pleased that the firm has again been named as an Employer of Choice.
“This is the tenth year that Holding Redlich has received this citation – which is a recognition which must be earned every year,” Ian said. “Each year we must demonstrate precisely what our firm is doing to encourage gender equality – and also how we are building upon initiatives that are already in place.”
“I am very pleased that these efforts have received this high-level recognition. It is also heartening to see such strong support and commitment across our firm to ensuring our workplace is a fair, welcoming and enjoyable environment for all.”
Head of People & Development at Holding Redlich Helen Ayres said the firm has developed a series of key policies – in place across its four offices – that are having a genuine and positive impact for staff.
“I am so pleased that our series of ongoing initiatives and policies – including the Flexible Working Arrangements Policy and the Gender Equality Policy – have received this recognition. The citation also recognises the strong level of support for diversity and flexibility initiatives from senior members of the firm and across the partnership, which really helps drive these policies.”
Some highlights of Holding Redlich’s workplace gender equality initiatives:
- Parenting Partner program: includes a senior and influential representative in each of the firm’s offices who can offer assistance on issues including return to work options and working from home options.
- Stay in Touch program: designed for employees on parental leave allowing them to be included in firm events and activities, such as marketing and social functions, as well as receive advice on returning to work.