Quarles & Brady has had a robust wellness program for nearly a decade. To do our best work for our clients and in our communities, we believe it is important to cultivate an environment that supports our team members and assists them in their well-being. We are seeing results of our programming. The average number of health risks per employee has declined over the last few years from 2.1 per person to 1.6 risks per person. Employees earn discounts on health insurance by participating in a variety of monthly programs that focus on physical activity, nutrition, and financial wellness. They can also earn points by keeping up on their routine care, participating in 5Ks, donating blood or training in first aid. As a firm, we supplement those activities by offering flu shots, health screenings, onsite mammography clinics and more.
We have experienced health improvements year after year, and are proud that 77% of our population is considered low risk.We believe that when employees feel vibrant, they translate that energy to their involvement with their colleagues, their clients, and their communities.
SPOTLIGHT: Steven Hunter: Partner, Community Advocate, Yoga Instructor
Steven Hunter is a highly respected member of Quarles & Brady’s Commercial Litigation team and a leader in many local civic organizations such as the Chicago Child Care Society, The Art Institute, and the Museum of Science and Industry. It’s common to see him dashing out the door, briefcase in hand. That’s why you might be surprised to see him leading Wednesday’s lunchtime yoga class at Quarles & Brady’s Chicago office. Steven, a certified yoga instructor, sees yoga as a great stress reliever and wanted to bring it to his colleagues. The firm welcomed his request as part of its overall wellness programming. Seeing a busy partner find time to take a breath also has a powerful impact on others, and reinforces a culture of well-being.