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Herbert Smith Freehills has been included in LinkedIn’s 2019 Top Companies List, which honours the 25 most sought-after companies in Australia.

LinkedIn selects its Top Companies based on a number of factors, including interest in the company, engagement with employees, job interest and retention. It is informed by the billions of actions taken by more than 610 million professionals on LinkedIn.

Andrew Pike, Herbert Smith Freehills’ Regional Managing Partner for Australia, said the accolade reflected the firm’s continuing focus on its people and culture.

“We pride ourselves on being an innovative organisation where people have the opportunity to work on the most substantial matters for some of the biggest organisations, alongside the most talented legal minds in the market.

“We’ve invested heavily in programs to maintain a strong culture of collaboration and innovation. For instance, our Innovation 10 program gives staff the chance to broaden their skillset by working on cutting edge innovation projects, while creating lasting benefits for clients and actively contributing to the transformation of the firm.”

“Our firm is a great place for people to develop their skills and grow their career. And regardless of what our people’s long term aspirations might be, we are here to support them.”

Andrea Bell, Herbert Smith Freehills’ Australian HR Director, said the firm had worked hard to make its workplace more inclusive and diverse, contributing to greater staff engagement and retention.

“We have a number of initiatives aimed at supporting our incredibly diverse workforce, and to see that hard work reflected in this accolade is wonderful,” she said. 

“We also ensure that our people have opportunities for growth and development through the potential to work in one of our many overseas offices, client secondments, and the opportunity to contribute to important pro bono client matters.

“Talented and driven people can find immense opportunity for both professional and personal development at the firm. It’s one of the reasons that we continue to attract and retain the best people.”

The Top Companies list is a part of the LinkedIn List franchise, an ongoing editorial series that celebrates professionals and companies making an impact in the professional world.

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