Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is pleased to announce that it is one of only two law firms to have been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers of 2017 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. in its annual survey of Canadian businesses.
This national designation recognizes employers that lead their industries by offering exceptional places to work and creating progressive and innovative workplaces.
“This honour is hugely significant for the firm because it says that we offer one of the best overall employee experiences in the country and one that is above and beyond what is delivered in the rest of the Canadian legal market,” said Charles Hurdon, Norton Rose Fulbright’s managing partner in Canada.
Last year, Norton Rose Fulbright’s Toronto team ranked as one of Greater Toronto’s Top 2016 Employers by Canada’s Top 100 Employers, but in 2017 this recognition moved from a regional to a national designation, cementing the firm’s staying power, robust commitment to creating a sustainable work environment, ongoing global pursuit of the best talent and steadfast approach to improving and evolving each year.
In a profession known for heavy workloads, tight deadlines and intense pressure, Norton Rose Fulbright realizes the significant impact these kinds of schedules have on employees.
That’s why each year the firm continues to focus on programs that promote a healthy organizational culture.
Norton Rose Fulbright is not only leading the legal landscape with its mental health first aid training but is also proud to have been one of the first law firms in Canada to partner with Not Myself Today, a not-for-profit organization that addresses workplace mental health issues.
The firm also recognizes the health benefits that regular exercise has on overall fitness and well-being. That’s why it continues to support the National Fitness Challenge, a month-long team effort that allows firm employees to not only access firm-branded pedometers and online tracking tools but also win prizes for their participation.
We also ensure we support our employees and their families in their choices through family-friendly policies that entail generous maternity and paternity leaves, including maternity leave top-up payments.