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Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Law firm gets flexible to attract the top talentOn 1 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Law firm Eversheds has launched a flexible working initiative, to improvework-life balance and attract recruits in the competitive legal jobs market. The scheme covers all 3,700 staff, including partners in Eversheds’ UKoffices, and gives them more freedom to balance their work and home lives. The ‘Lifestyle’ programme allows staff to benefit from a wide variety offlexible arrangements including annualised hours, career breaks, part-time,remote and shift working. HR director Caroline Wilson is confident the initiative will have asignificant impact on working practices without damaging the standard ofservice offered to customers. “This is the first scheme of its kind to be open to all staff,including partners. Lifestyle is about communicating to all employees thateveryone can benefit from working in a different way and that Eversheds iscommitted to ensuring a good work-life balance,” she said. The scheme has been set up to accommodate the needs of individual employeesor can be tailored to the working patterns of entire teams. All managers were trained in advance of the launch and Wilson hopes thescheme will improve performance by increasing staff motivation. “We are confident that pursuing flexibility sends out the rightmessages to our clients and in turn will improve our relationships. Empoweringemployees to find the right working solution for them can only improve theservice,” she said.