McGlinchey News Release
McGlinchey Launches ‘Wellness Works’ InitiativeRead Time: 2 mins
McGlinchey is pleased to announce its new healthy living and employee wellness initiative, Wellness Works. It will support the health and well-being of all McGlinchey team members through a variety of wellness programs that promote health through connectivity, education, and camaraderie.
At the onset of the pandemic, leaders at McGlinchey worked together to transition the firm’s offices to remote work, which was done swiftly and efficiently. For many months, firm leadership sent daily e-newsletters communicating necessary information and sharing fun ways for employees to stay active and connect with one another.
“Wellness Works was really born out of the work we were doing prior to and at the beginning of the pandemic,” said Christine Lipsey, firm general counsel and chair of the Wellness Works committee. “Wellness Works is our long-term, comprehensive plan to make sure that we can sustain a healthy workplace for our McGlinchey family.”
The firm’s goal is to provide employees with a comprehensive toolbox to foster mental, emotional, physical, and financial well-being by offering resources for many issues commonly faced by attorneys and legal professional staff.
“We’ve all seen how vital this initiative is over the past year as we all cope with the effects of the pandemic and remote work,” said Eliska Plunkett, the firm’s Director of Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer. “The key to our success is our talented people at the firm. Through this initiative, we are recommitting to supporting our team members’ mental, physical, and emotional health and well-being. It is especially important that we provide resources and opportunities for connection while we are still physically apart.”
In recent weeks, the Wellness Works committee has sponsored a firmwide “step challenge,” partnered with Oschner Health to provide a wellness webinar on surviving and thriving with stress focused on remote work and preparing to return to the office, and offered a week-long email series focusing on healthy habits in conjunction with Well-Being in Law Week. The initiative has also brought on-demand educational programming regarding the pandemic’s impact on mental health to firm employees. Plans for ongoing, regular wellness education include weekly “Wellness Wednesday” breaks in partnership with Infinity Wellness, encouraging employees to take one-minute breaks to focus on topics ranging from stress management to nutrition, exercise, and more.