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Workplace Profile

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. In Australia, we have offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and an associate office in Adelaide, with more than 65 partners and over 450 staff. Dentons’ expertise, attitude and accessibility attract many of Australia’s most successful and innovative organisations as well as leading multinationals.

Health and Wellbeing Profile

The Denton's Workplace Health and Wellbeing Program has been running for 8 years and is overseen nationally by the Human Resources Department. Each year, Dentons aims to implement a variety of different initiatives across a range of wellness areas to ensure employees can participate in activities that suit their own individual interests, lifestyles and wellbeing goals.

"The Firm's Workplace Health and Wellbeing Program is strongly supported by the Partners of Dentons who encourage employees to participate in initiatives and opportunities at the firm to assist them to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle," says Brian Smith - Dentons Partner.  

Denton's has been involved with the Recognised Healthy Workplace Program since 2017 and in 2019 Dentons re-newed their Recognition as a Silver Healthy Workplace. Congratulations Dentons. 

Planning

In order to implement a Workplace Health and Wellbeing Program that appealed to all employees, Dentons gathered feedback from all staff to identify areas of need and personal interest. With continued support from senior management, the Human Resources Team reviewed existing and past activities to ensure the Program included a range of initiatives regarding the SNAP lifestyle risk factors (smoking, nutrition, alcohol and physical activity) as well as mental health and wellbeing. 

Following the development of a Workplace Health and Wellbeing Action Plan, Dentons appointed a a dedicated Program Coordinator who undertook the HWWA Coordinator Training. 

Health and Wellbeing Achievements

Workplace Health and Wellbeing activities implemented at Dentons include:

  • Online Wellness Gateway available on the staff intranet where staff can access health and wellbeing resources and an online booking system for activities such as skin checks and flu vaccinations 
  • Physical activity initiatives such as Walk the Floor (targeting sedentary behaviour) and group exercise and team sport competitions (such as yoga, netball and soccer)  
  • Monthly webinars and onsite wellness training sessions and workshops
  • Healthy food options and catering at staff events and functions
  • Corporate team participation in community events such as City to Surf and JP Morgan
  • Onsite facilities including showers and lockers
  • Fresh fruit and fully equipped kitchen facilities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Discounted health insurance, annual skin checks and flu vaccinations
  • Annual staff engagement sessions to evaluate past activities and plan for the future

 

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Industry Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Workplace size 20 - 199
Location Perth CBD
Current Achievement
Brian Smith Partner - April 2019

"Supporting the health and wellbeing of our employees is extremely important to Dentons. Our employees are our most important asset, and we believe that healthy employees are happier and more productive, which in turn means better service for our clients. That’s why we’re committed to offering a Wellbeing Program that offers a range of mental and physical health initiatives. The Program has something for everyone, no matter what their individual goals or circumstances are. By taking this approach we’re supporting our people to lead healthier, more balanced lives where they’re happy to come to work each day and contribute positively to our Firm."


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