Almost 3,000 Staff To Join Virtual Conference Looking At How To Build Future Success For The Firm
Irwin Mitchell has replaced its usual, annual, Partners and Associates conference with its first ever all-colleague virtual conference this week.
Taking the form of several core sessions and a series of fringe events across a two-week period, the firm is inviting all-colleagues to join the sessions where they can with recordings made for those who can’t attend live; making it as an inclusive event as possible. The Conference builds on the success of regular Board Q&As held throughout the pandemic for all colleagues and enables colleagues to actively engage with presenters and content
Irwin Mitchell has more than 2,800 people working from home and has issued laptops to the majority of colleagues since the start of the pandemic. While its offices are open to small ‘bubbles’ of colleagues, under the appropriate safety measures the firm is encouraging home-working where possible.
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic Irwin Mitchell has also managed to improve both its client approval ratings, measured by Net Promoter Score; and its colleague satisfaction rating as measured by the independent Great Place To Work Institute.
The concerted effort to engage with all colleagues across the group culminated in being named as one of the Top Employers in the UK by Great Place To Work earlier this year as well as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women.
Expert Opinion“All of our colleagues are important to the success of the group and it’s crucial they understand our strategy and future direction so that they can play a part in helping us achieve our goals.
“This year has seen an immense amount of change in our personal and professional lives; happening at a pace that few, if any, of us have experienced before. It’s brought new challenges and opportunities, as we’ve all had to adapt and focus on supporting each-other, our clients and the communities we live and work in. I’m incredibly proud that both our client and colleague approval ratings have improved this year and we want to continue to build on that, all the while recognising that we are still in challenging times for many personally and wellbeing is at the top of the agenda.
“Our group services teams have worked incredibly hard this year to enable everyone to work at home where possible including investing in hundreds of new laptops and improving our technology so that we can stay connected. This is a great opportunity for us to use that new technology to bring everyone together and continue to encourage the shared connectivity and collaboration that has helped us throughout the past eight months.” Andrew Tucker - Group Chief Executive & Partner
Core sessions at the All-Colleague Conference are based around Irwin Mitchell’s drivers for future success such as flexible working, building new client relationships and the firm’s Responsible Business programme. The fringe events cover important topics such as wellbeing and mental health, business development, Brexit, Irwin Mitchell’s England Rugby Partnership, the environment and digital court processes.