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Coleman Greig Lawyers goes from strength to strength and wins ‘Employer of Choice’ HRD Award

Warrick McLean

Coleman Greig is thrilled to announce that the firm has won the 2021 ‘Employer of Choice’ HR Daily (HRD) Award for the second year running.

The HRD Award for ‘Employer of Choice’ recognises organisations that have developed leading workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, leadership, engagement and retention.

With many workplaces struggling during COVID-19, Coleman Greig has adapted and showed great agility, continuing to service clients while caring for its people. Within days of the pandemic the firm had a dedicated COVID-19 Blog established, which contains relevant information for employers, businesses and individuals as well as timely updates from the Government. The firm also adapted to working remotely extremely efficiently and were able to collectively raise over $140,000 for charities through their annual Coleman Greig Challenge – which went virtual in 2020 - in the midst of a global pandemic. This was a community-building effort the firm is proud of.

Warrick McLean, CEO, said that, “The Coleman Greig Challenge is an initiative we are all very passionate about and the fact that we were able to go virtual and still raise a significant amount of money for our charity partners was a huge success. It is community initiatives such as the Coleman Greig Challenge and Women in Business that make a difference in not only our employee’s lives but those in the Greater Sydney community.”

Creating an inclusive culture is part of the DNA at Coleman Greig. The firm is truly honoured to be recognised in this space. Culture is not built overnight; it is something truly special that develops overtime. This Employer of Choice Award provides recognition of the organisation’s management practices which demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

On the firm’s commitment to giving back to the community, Principal/Director and Women in Business Ambassador, Caroline Hutchinson said:

“People have always been and will continue to be at the centre of everything we do, that includes our employees and the people within the local community. From establishing our partnership with the Australian Pro Bono Centre and implementing our Pro Bono Policy, which encourages lawyers to complete 35 hours of pro bono work each year, to our work on our Aboriginal Action Plan, the firm has an inclusive and supportive workplace culture where everyone can contribute and belong.”

“The firm provides flexible working arrangements and prides itself on taking care of the physical and mental health and wellbeing of our employees. From recruitment to professional development and training, the firm has many health and wellness initiatives that everyone can participate in and benefit from,” said Head of People and Capability, Elicha Reitsma.

Our firm is committed to working within, and supporting, our community. We are an integral part of the fabric of our community and we see it as our responsibility to give back to that community in the best way possible, actively supporting social, educational and environmental initiatives within our region.

Coleman Greig would like to commend all of the finalists on their efforts.