LEXINGTON, Ky. (6/19/13)— Law firm Bingham McCutchen LLC has joined forces with the University of Kentucky Institute for Workplace Innovation (iwin) to become its newest Innovative Employer Roundtable Partner. By becoming a Partner of iwin’s, Bingham joins an invitation-only, premier learning community of Kentucky’s top companies dedicated to instituting innovative workplace practices and becoming employers-of-choice.
A workplace consulting and research institute, iwin translates research on organizational effectiveness and business best practices, creates applied tools and resources, and helps employers successfully develop their workforces.
“Bingham is delighted to be a Roundtable Partner,” said Tracee Whitley, Bingham’s chief operating officer. “Our executive team works diligently to develop innovative employee practices that support our team and enhance our culture. We look forward to the opportunity to network with our dynamic Partners to share ideas in continuing to create innovative workplace practices.”
Bingham’s Global Services Center, based at the UK Coldstream Research Campus, opened in April 2013. It houses administrative support staff positions including finance and accounting, human resources, information technology, knowledge services, marketing, operations, and risk management.
“As a leading global law firm, Bingham brings extensive knowledge and proven best practices in employee engagement,” said Lisa Williams, executive director of iwin. “iwin’s initiatives and peer-to-peer learning opportunities can be a strong catalyst for new innovations in Bingham’s ongoing employee-centered environment.”
The Innovative Employer Roundtable at iwin continues to grow and spans the Commonwealth. Current Partners include 3M; Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield; Baptist Health Lexington; Bingham; Brown-Forman; Central Bank; Commonwealth of Kentucky; Community Action Council; Community Trust Bank, Inc.; Computer Services, Inc.; CVS Caremark; Darley America; Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC; Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP; EKCEP: Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program; EQT Corporation; Fazoli’s Restaurants; Gallatin Steel; General Cable; Gray Construction; Harper Industries; Hilliard Lyons; Innovative Mattress Solutions; KEMI: Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance; KentuckyOne Health; LG&E and KU Energy; Logan Aluminum; Neace Lukens; Owensboro Medical Health System; Paducah & Louisville Railway, Inc.; Papa John’s International, Inc.; Perfetti Van Melle U.S.A, Inc.; R.J. Corman; Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC; Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, NA; University of Kentucky; University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union; and University of Kentucky HealthCare.
In order to create an optimal networking and learning environment in which business leaders can connect with innovative-minded colleagues, membership will cap at 50 employers.
With 1,000 lawyers in 14 offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia, Bingham, focuses on financial services firms and Fortune 100 companies, operating on an interconnected platform aligned to address a wide range of legal issues worldwide.
The University of Kentucky’s Institute for Workplace Innovation’s mission is to develop and disseminate knowledge about the 21st century workplace to create work environments that boost the bottom line, employee health, and work-life effectiveness.
Information provided by Shannon Holbrook
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