Stewarts launched a new health and wellbeing strategy for its staff, which for the first year will focus on three core areas: mental health, financial health and physical health.
As part of this new strategy, Stewarts is partnering with employee wellbeing platform BetterSpace. The platform will enable our lawyers and staff to manage their wellbeing needs on a highly personalised basis.
BetterSpace will offer our people access to hundreds of the best personalised wellbeing resources, from websites and apps to classes and books. Offering choice rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach to wellbeing, the platform allows each person who uses it to find exactly what is right for them.
Stewarts is also providing a budget for each of our people to spend on their own wellbeing through the platform.
Clare McCabe, head of HR at Stewarts, comments:
“Fostering employee wellbeing is good for our people and Stewarts. Promoting wellbeing can help prevent stress and create a positive working environment. We take our responsibilities in promoting wellbeing seriously and are keen to provide everyone with the tools and resources to manage their wellbeing in the way they see fit. BetterSpace is one of the tools we have chosen for this.
Jim Woods, BetterSpace CEO and co-founder, comments:
“We’re delighted Stewarts has decided to partner with BetterSpace. The firm is sending out a clear message that it wants to support the wellbeing of each and every employee, recognising there is no one size fits all solution. That’s a powerful message in these complex and uncertain times.”
Wellbeing at Stewarts
Wellbeing is something that has always been important to Stewarts. The firm has been ranked in the annual ‘100 Best Companies to Work for’ since 2017.
In the last edition, 67% of staff at Stewarts agreed they were happy with their work and home balance. One staff member commented: “Staff working from home during the pandemic received advice on health, travel, stress and managing family life, while their professional training continued online. The social side of the office was maintained, too; yoga poses were held, team drinks were drunk, and the choir sang.” The firm’s mental health first aider programme was also mentioned as a standout point within the feedback.
Matthew Humphries, a partner in the firm’s Divorce and Family department and a wellbeing partner, comments:
“Stewarts recognises that an essential part of the success we deliver for our clients is due to our amazing people. We have long been committed to ensuring that all employees are looked after, regardless of their needs. BetterSpace is the latest welcome addition to the stable of resources available to all at Stewarts. Resources range from access to mental health first aiders, free yoga classes and discounted gym membership to virtual and in-person GP appointments. We also have a significant employee assistance programme, mental health consultations and a series of wellness presentations with Charlene Gisele, a certified coach/consultant.”
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