Legal practice managers juggle a host of different tasks: keeping staff on track, generating income, building the practice, training and development, and recruiting. If it feels as though eight hours a day simply isn’t enough time to take care of the details, consider working with a recruiter.
A staffing firm that focuses on connecting law practices with qualified legal support professionals can help free up your valuable time without reducing the quality of your candidates. Here’s how:
Your staffing partner can take on prescreening tasks.
Reading resumes, checking references, and examining background checks or credential information can all take up a great deal of a hiring manager’s time. When you work with a recruiter, you can pass these tasks on, allowing you to focus on income-generating activities or building the practice while your recruiter ensures that recommended candidates meet your standards.
Your staffing firm can connect you to qualified temporary help.
Specialized projects or a temporary influx of viable new cases or legal issues can tax your existing staff, leaving you with the difficult question of juggling additional office stress or of finding the right temporary help in a hurry. Because recruiters maintain a pool of highly qualified legal support team members who are happy to tackle temp work, they can send you the help you need more quickly, allowing you to focus on the essentials.
Your staffing partner can help you plan for the long term.
A strategic staffing plan can help you anticipate upcoming hiring needs and launch the recruitment campaign you need to unearth the best available talent. When you work with your recruiter to create this plan, you gain a team member who is also prepared to put it into practice when the time is right, taking one more task off your plate and ensuring the work gets done without distracting you from more pressing matters.
At Kent Legal, our recruiters specialize in connecting law firms and legal departments with qualified legal support professionals throughout the greater Toronto area. Contact us today for help freeing up your time without sacrificing candidate quality.