Holman Webb Lawyers

Holman Webb Lawyers has been selected as an Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2021. The Australian Business Award for Employer of Choice [EOC] recognises organisations that develop workplaces that maximise the full potential of their workforce through established policies and practices which demonstrate effective employee recruitment, engagement and retention.

Holman Webb Lawyers is a dedicated full service law firm that was established in Sydney, Australia in 1960. Today the firm has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide with 21 Partners and nearly 200 staff.

Holman Webb’s clients operate across a wide variety of industries throughout Australia and include major national and global corporations, medium enterprises, not-for-profits and public sector entities. So strong are the firm’s client relationships that many date back three or even four decades.

As an employer, Holman Webb’s strategic objectives focus on maintaining a sustainable business which allows employees to undertake interesting and meaningful work, and which ensures professional satisfaction, reasonable earnings and a great culture for each and every employee.

Holman Webb ‘s organisational culture and working environment is hinged on six key elements:

• Diversity
• Respect and fairness
• Collaboration and Teamwork
• Cooperative culture
• Socially responsible
• Positive relationships and supportive community

Additionally, the firm’s value-driven vision known internally as the ‘Holman Webb Way’ incorporates five key elements which collectively guide the firm’s employees as they work towards a common goal:

• Excellence
• Integrity
• Teamwork
• Sustainability
• Building and Maintaining Relationships

Holman Webb’s primary source of recruitment comes via direct referrals from current staff, who are more than happy to recommend Holman Webb as a great place to work. In fact, in 2021 the firm’s staff pulse survey reflected that 94% of employees see themselves working at Holman Webb in one year, and that 100% recommended the firm as a good place to work.

A superior cross-team Mentoring Program is offered to all of Holman Webb’s employees. Additionally, the firm offers both an Emerging Leaders Program and a Senior Leadership Program, targeting the development of the skills and knowledge required for employee career progression, and providing a clear path for the same.

Ongoing training and individual staff development is a vital part of what Holman Webb does, and offers – and while the firm’s education programs are broad, recent emphasis has been on COVID-19’s psychological effect, and changing working conditions. The quality of Holman Webb’s staff, combined with a dedicated focus on ensuring that relevant information is available, has led to employees demonstrating outstanding resilience and strength under difficult circumstances.
A key contributing factor to the firm’s continued success is the ongoing recruitment of highly-experienced legal professionals – and as is often the case, industry leaders. Many of Holman Webb’s lawyers worked in-house, or for government departments prior to joining the firm, having made significant contributions to their areas of law, and respective industries, both prior to and having joined Holman Webb.

During lockdown, Holman Webb’s Executives conducted several surveys in order to gauge how staff felt about coming back to the office, and to achieve a full understanding of whether employees felt they would benefit from more flexible working conditions. In line with staff feedback, flexible working options are available to all staff at Holman Webb.

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