Benefits and Internal Practices (AUSTRALIA)

Spruson

Spruson & Ferguson offers a range of benefits and internal practices designed to meet the wide ranging needs of our staff to assist them in managing their personal lives and careers.

Professional Development

  • Professional development allowance to assist in meeting CPD and CLE requirements and further ongoing education. This allowance also extends to senior managers.
  • Payment of professional membership fees
  • Mentoring and in-house tuition presented by Principals’ of the firm
  • Payment of study fees for Trainee Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
  • Career development through secondment to clients
  • Communication allowance
  • Internal seminars

 

Staff Development

  • A formal buddy and mentoring program as part of employee induction
  • Annual performance reviews
  • Assistance in establishing development/career goals and related solutions/structured training programs to achieve them
  • Ongoing systems training designed to target essential learning needs and technology upgrades
  • Vacancies are advertised internally where possible providing staff with opportunities for development, variety and career advancement
  • Special interest information sessions on topics of personal interest to employees

 

Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Flexible/compressed working hours
  • Job-sharing
  • Part-time arrangements
  • Variable working arrangements for staff returning from parental leave

 

Health and Well-Being

  • Flu Vaccinations
  • Fresh fruit provided twice weekly
  • Red cross blood donations
  • Sport event funding such as fun runs and marathons
  • Team based sporting events including netball and soccer

 

Other

  • An additional paid day off during the Christmas/ New Year Period in conjunction with IP Australia closure day
  • Service recognition and awards for employees that reach significant anniversaries
  • Death and permanent disablement insurance for employees who choose to join the firm’s superannuation fund (subject to eligibility)
  • Salary continuance Insurance for employees who choose to join the firm’s superannuation fund (subject to eligibility)
  • Quarterly social functions including our annual Christmas party lunch and an active social club
  • Firm support for various charities through fundraising events and raising awareness

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