As responsible employers, Womble Bond Dickinson believes providing a workplace where people can live healthy and happy lives, both in and outside of work, is a no-brainer.
By starting conversations around employee health, safety and wellbeing and listening to personal experiences and feedback, we can focus on issues that matter most to our people.
Our wellbeing strategy focuses on four key pillars:
Through a range of employee benefits, opportunities and initiatives, WBD supports colleagues to stay healthy, active and engaged in and outside of work - helping our people to maintain good physical and mental health.
WBD hosts an array of social activities and groups across the firm - from wellbeing walks to reading groups and choirs, to netball and football teams and office parties – where employees can develop new and existing social connections with their colleagues. By building great relationships at work, this helps to improve our people's emotional wellbeing and mental health in the workplace; reducing stress and increasing productivity levels.
With a vast selection of financial benefits available, Womble Bond Dickinson supports employees with short and long term financial planning, whilst employee discounts help with the everyday costs. The firm also runs educational sessions to equip people with the financial know-how needed for different stages of their lives.
Womble Bond Dickinson strives to support employees with their mental health and wellbeing in and out of work. The firm facilitates an open, non-judgemental work culture, encouraging conversations around all aspects of mental wellbeing. WBD also provides specialist, professional mental health support and resources to all colleagues.
Our wellbeing champions, mental health first aiders, menopause champions and men's health group help us to facilitate an open, supportive work culture at Womble Bond Dickinson.
Mental health first aiders
Men's wellbeing group members
Sport and social committees
Physical first aiders
Family network members
Additional 'wellbeing day' given to all colleagues each year
“As a Mental Health First Aider you are putting yourself out there, encouraging open and honest conversation, and helping to break down the stigma surrounding mental health.”
Womble Bond Dickinson is dedicated to creating a positive workplace for employees. Along with all of the above, some of the firm's wellbeing commitments include:
- Signing the Mindful Business Charter, demonstrating our commitment to employee mental health and pledging to new, better ways of working – from delegation to managing workload
- Providing training for managers and supervisors in managing mental health
- Putting in place neonatal and menopause policies, improved paid emergency leave provisions and financial hardship funds for employees
- Using our internal hub to share resources, run campaigns and advertise events to raise awareness on a range of subjects such as menopause, sleep and stress, financial wellbeing and men's health
- Celebrating our colleagues' achievements through our online recognition system
- Providing a vast library of employee benefits in line with our four key pillars – from online CBT and GP sessions to discounted gym memberships.