Rajah & Tann won the Work-Life Excellence Award at the awards ceremony held at the Resorts World Convention Centre on 27 August 2010. It was the first time a law firm in Singapore clinched an award in the "Excellence" category and it was extraordinary given that the legal industry is commonly considered a workaholic industry.
As a winner of the “Excellence” award, Rajah & Tann accomplished a huge improvement on its standing in comparison to 2008 when it won the Work-Life Achiever Award.
We believe in working and playing hard and seek to encourage a balanced lifestyle. That is why we were the first law firm to introduce a five day week and 'dress down' Fridays. It is also why we were the first firm to have a dedicated in-house café and lounge area, more affectionately known to our lawyers and staff as The Courtyard.
The typical day at Rajah & Tann starts with breakfast served at The Courtyard. It overlooks the Marina Bay and offers stunning views of surrounding landmarks. Everyone, from the Managing Partner to our newest trainee, can feel at home at The Courtyard, sipping their morning cuppa or tucking into their morning sustenance.
At lunch or in the evenings after work, those of us with energy to spare battle it out on the foosball tables or the XBox. It's a great way to bond or, simply to blow off some steam after a hard day’s work.
Because we understand the importance of building strong interpersonal relationships, we organise social activities for our trainees and lawyers in informal settings. It is one of our traditions that at such functions, roles are reversed occasionally and trainees become the organisers for some of our annual bashes. Again, we believe that this is a great way for our trainees to feel at home with us and vice versa.
Rajah & Tann was interviewed on its work-life balance initiatives by Channelnewsasia on 29th August 2011. A recorded news clip of the interview can be viewed via link below.