Sadly, in the legal profession, traditionally characterised by punishing workloads and long hours, stress and poor mental health are common. In recent years, as mental health has become an important issue more generally within society, law firms have invested more than ever in this area and have taken steps to look after their employees.
Despite this progress, our research revealed that mental health issues remain prevalent, with nearly two-thirds of lawyers saying they have experienced burnout because of their work.
Looking after employee wellbeing has a positive impact on engagement, satisfaction, productivity and crucially, retention. But how are happy lawyers at work, what are law firms doing in this area and how can employers go further?
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