DWF has been independently ranked as one of the Top Employers for Working Families. The research, conducted by the work-life balance organisation Working Families, benchmarked employers on their work-life and flexible working policies and practices and saw DWF ranked in the top 30 alongside organisations such as Royal Mail, Santander and the Ministry of Justice.
Over the past 12 months DWF has introduced a number of initiatives to further support its people, which include enhancing its workstyles policy to encourage flexibility, agile and home working; investing £12million in technology to further support the firm’s 400 agile workers and 120 homeworkers; introducing more transparent and collaborative communication tools such as Yammer, the firm’s internal social network and the instant messenger Lync; and launching a working families network as part of its partner-led diversity steering group.
Tyrone Jones, Director of CSR & Engagement at DWF, commented: “We’ve made a number of significant investments over the past 12 months to support our people and we recognise that work-life balance is a key aspect of employee satisfaction. We’re proud to have received this ranking, which is brilliant recognition of our progress over the past 12 months, and we will continue to adapt and evolve our ways of working to ensure we’re providing the best support to all of our people, in turn enabling them to continue to deliver a high quality service to clients in the most efficient way.”
In July 2014 DWF was ranked as one of the top two law firms for employee satisfaction in an independent survey by Legal Week.