18 Apr 2023
Rajah & Tann recognised as top employer in The Straits Times “Singapore’s Best Employers 2023” list
Rajah & Tann Singapore (R&T) is the top ranked law firm and the only law firm that has been named as one of Singapore’s top employers in The Straits Times “Singapore’s Best Employers 2023” list.
The annual list, now in its fourth edition, is based on a comprehensive nation-wide survey of over 1,700 employers, and comprises evaluations from over 17,000 employees. Only 250 companies in Singapore achieved high enough scores to be included on the list.
Patrick Ang, Managing Partner of R&T, said: “We are honoured to be recognised as one of Singapore’s best employers, which is testament to our work culture of striving for excellence, the rewards and incentives we provide to staff, and our belief in work-life balance.
“Rajah & Tann offers a supportive and inclusive workplace where employees – be they lawyers, paralegals or support staff – can develop to their full potential. We work hard but we also prioritise time to spend with our family and friends, and pursue interests such as community service.
R&T has introduced numerous measures to promote work-life balance over the years, including hybrid working arrangements for staff pre- and post-pandemic, equipping employees with devices that allow remote access to all documents, and quarter-day leave for employees who need to run errands or accompany family members for medical appointments.
To ensure younger lawyers have a say in how the firm operates, R&T has had an Associates Management Committee since 2012 to represent their interests. The committee, which is an elected body, holds regular town halls for management and associates to exchange views.
Other initiatives include redeemable F&B credits and a weekly complimentary breakfast at Courtyard - R&T’s in-house café, as well as a monthly “Thirsty Friday” to promote bonding and socialising among lawyers.
In addition, the firm invests heavily in upskilling employees. One example is a training budget that allows legal associates to enrol in courses to enhance their legal, technical or soft skills at a subsidised rate.
For its initiatives, R&T has won numerous awards, including being the only law firm recognised by Singapore’s Health Promotion Board for its workplace health programmes. The firm also joined WorkWell Leaders in 2022 to Champion Workplace Mental Health.
About Rajah & Tann Asia – www.rajahtannasia.com
Rajah & Tann Asia brings together leading law firms and lawyers in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam, with each offering the highest standards of service to locally-based clients while collectively having the capability to handle the most complex regional and cross-border transactions, providing legal counsel seamlessly across the region. With over 800 fee earners, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.