Gowling WLG was last night recognised for its work in forward thinking HR, as it won the HR In Law 2019 Best HR Innovation Through Tech category, which is part of the prestigious annual HR in Law Awards, which took place at Tobacco Dock in London's Docklands. As well as this, the firm was highly commended for its ongoing work in Learning and Development, an added enhancement to what is already a fantastic achievement.
The firm was recognised for its use of artificial intelligence gaming technology to deliver more accurate personality profiles to find candidates who are a strong fit for early talent roles, and increasing the number of female and minority candidates that reach the firm's assessment centres. With innovation being a truly genuine deliverable for the firm which it consistently excels in, it is vital that the approach be used across the board - in servicing potential candidates and employees, as well as clients, where a one-size-fits-all approach is, simply, outdated. Therefore, ensuring that this risk is reduced where candidates are concerned means using technology that truly draws out the best and most genuine talent - making Gowling WLG's use of tech innovation a truly 360 degree process, with widened selections and improved candidate feedback being reported as a result of its implementation.
Commenting on the achievement, as well as the firm's recognition of its learning and development efforts, Chris Oglethorpe, Gowling WLG's Human Resources Director, said:
"These latest achievements are a true testament to the tireless work of the teams at this firm and the fact that excellence is consistently striven for. Equally though, recognition such as this simply serves to increase and enhance future efforts, rather than ever thinking that the job is completely done.
"Working alongside our partners, stakeholders clients and - vitally - our employees, to constantly consider how to improve HR processes, CPD and the ultimate experience of working for or with our organisation, is an ongoing process. Well done and here's to the future!"