William Roberts Lawyers

William Roberts Lawyers has been selected as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2019.
The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice [EOC] recognises organisations which have developed leading workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

William Roberts Lawyers is a dynamic and innovative law firm with a focus on dispute resolution, litigation, and personal, commercial and property transactions. William Roberts Lawyers has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Singapore. The loyalty of their clients has been an essential part of the firm’s success. By maintaining a commitment to establishing and improving client relationships, William Roberts Lawyers have been able to grow by expanding their involvement in what their clients do and attracting new clients who have observed that level of commitment. Every level of the firm is focused on nurturing and managing the client relationship. This includes a “top down” approach where Principals play an integral part in the relationship from working with clients on strategic issues to working directly on matters.

The firm’s product offering is the provision of legal services. Effective client relationship is significant to the firm’s success, where technical experts partner with clients to provide legal advice and strategic business solutions. Additionally, the firm connects with its clients through online access to client matters, delivering information and advice through client seminars and relevant industry knowledge through the firm’s website. William Roberts Lawyers demonstrate an ongoing commitment to understanding clients and their specific business requirements. The firm has a team of lawyers with sophisticated knowledge and skills driven by their passion to provide clients with innovative and strategic solutions that will assist clients to avoid costly court cases and drawn out transactions.

Whilst clients are an essential part of the firm’s success, the professional team has been the core of its success by demonstrating commitment to understanding clients and their businesses. The team has acquired sophisticated knowledge and skills and is driven by their passion to provide clients with innovative and strategic solutions, which help clients to avoid costly court cases and drawn out transactions.

William Roberts Lawyers people strategy is a continued focus on creating a positive firm culture that promotes the retention and engagement of talent including supporting diversity and inclusion, continuous improvement and leading talent management and knowledge management programs.

The firm has an inclusive, flat management structure that supports open communication with staff. The firm encourages and actively listens to employee feedback with a view to continuously improve and drive change. Employee feedback is sourced from employee engagement surveys, workplace forums and direct access to Executive Management and the Principals.

The Australian Business Awards are an annual comprehensive awards program which recognises organisations that demonstrate the core values of business innovation, product innovation, technological achievement and employee engagement via a set of established business and product award categories.

The Australian Business Awards are the national chapter of an integrated, hierarchical leadership initiative conducted on a national and international level. The Employer of Choice Award recipients will participate in the international chapter of the program at the World Business Awards whereby participants are provided with the unique opportunity to benchmark themselves against the top performers globally.

The process culminates in the selection of organisations which maximise the full potential of their workforce through practices that demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention. The recipients are recognised as the elite of their industry earning a place amongst a distinguished group by having their achievements acknowledged and celebrated.

Organisational eligibility includes private companies, publicly listed companies, multinational subsidiaries, not-for-profit organisations, non-government organisations, educational institutions, franchise systems, partnerships, government departments, government agencies, local government and statutory bodies operating in Australia.

Entrant organisations are required to demonstrate their achievements across the key areas of Organisational Culture; Leadership & Strategy; Employee Education, Training & Development; Employee Health, Safety & Satisfaction; Performance Management; Recognition & Remuneration.

The Employer of Choice Framework is utilised as a structured model of assessment that enables the participating organisations to be benchmarked against world class performance standards.

The key attributes of the Employer of Choice Framework define the characteristics of high-performing, industry leading organisations that provide a stimulating and supportive workplace. The criteria and sub-criteria provide a robust set of requirements that are used as the methodology for benchmarking and learning among the participating organisations.

Entrant organisations are required to demonstrate their achievements across the key areas of Organisational Culture; Leadership & Strategy; Employee Education, Training & Development; Employee Health, Safety & Satisfaction; Performance Management; Recognition & Remuneration.

The program provides a notable opportunity for high-performing organisations which implement world-class human resource management practices to be acknowledged and celebrated for their achievements both nationally and internationally.

Conducted annually, the program engages with organisations worldwide to benchmark the full spectrum human resource management practises and to review their business performance through a global recognition and knowledge building initiative that is underpinned by the program’s established framework.

The program provides the ultimate platform for building knowledge, increasing employer brand awareness. reputation, equity, loyalty and retention through increased exposure, recognition and prestige.

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