We are inviting all Victorian legal professionals to complete an optional short survey on their workplace culture. You’ll be invited to complete the survey online once you’ve submitted your practising certificate renewal application, or you can click here to complete the survey now or at another time convenient to you.
Early results from the approximately 540 legal professionals who have already completed the survey, reveal:
- 76% of respondents say that their workplace culture has a more positive than negative impact on their wellbeing overall, with the most commonly cited factors being: supportive colleagues, flexible work arrangements, and a reasonable work-life balance.
- Conversely, for the 24% of respondents who say that their workplace culture has a more negative than positive impact on their wellbeing overall, the most commonly cited reasons are: poor work-life balance, lack of collegiality, long work hours, a hyper-critical culture, and unreasonable workload
- Almost 90% of respondents agree that people who see or hear about sexual harassment (bystanders) should take some kind of action in response, although only 55% of respondents said that their workplace encourages bystanders to take action.
- Just over half of respondents (54%) indicated that they would be comfortable reporting sexual harassment by a colleague through internal workplace channels, while fewer than half (48%) said they’d be comfortable reporting sexual harassment by a supervisor, manager or partner internally. Respondents aged under 40 were less likely than respondents aged over 40 to feel comfortable reporting sexual harassment by a colleague, or a manager, supervisor or partner via internal processes.
To share your views now, click on the link below, or keep your eyes out for the link once you’ve submitted your practising certificate renewal application online. Responses are non-identifiable and strictly confidential.