HR in Law honored the Reignite Academy — of which Sidley is a founding member — at the 2019 HR in Law Awards. The Reignite Academy won the prestigious “Grand Prix” award, as well as the award for “Excellence in Direct Recruitment.” The Awards’ judges were “impressed by the pioneering and collaborative approach to critical resourcing issues,” which addresses a growing need to support lawyers seeking to re-enter the profession after a career hiatus.
HR in Law is a UK organization for human resources professionals working within the legal sector. It facilitates the professional development of HR practitioners and regularly hosts events to promote HR standards.
The Reignite Academy provides opportunities for experienced lawyers to return to the profession after a career break. The Academy sources and matches lawyers with opportunities at member firms, either through individual-supported placements or through inclusion on a six-month Reignite programme. The Academy also provides coaching and support to all candidates while they reignite their careers.