Finding good legal support talent can be tough. Attracting the best professional talent available can seem even more impossible – especially if your organization is small or your recruiting budget is limited.
Fortunately, you don’t have to settle for mediocre staff. By working with a recruiter who specializes in placing legal support talent, you can refine and improve your ability to attract the best talent available. Here’s how:
- Offer a competitive salary. You don’t have to offer the highest salary to attract the best talent. However, the salary you’re offering does need to be competitive with other employers in similar positions. Your recruiter tracks salary offerings in the industry and can help you offer an amount that keeps you “in the running” among top candidates without breaking the bank.
- Shape the compensation package to support the salary offering. Top legal support talent reaches the “top” due to their drive, perseverance, and focus. By creating a compensation package that helps support these abilities, you demonstrate that you value excellence and hard work – which can encourage top talent to apply and to stay with your team for the long haul. Consider options like insurance, conference funding, and other “perks” to show your organization is serious about cultivating top talent.
- Keep work-life balance in mind. Any employee will burn out if the demands of work overshadow the opportunities for rest and recharging. This is particularly true of top performers, who continually push themselves to achieve just a little more. Build work-life balance options, like flextime and telecommuting, into the package to encourage top talent and keep them in top shape.
- Build a culture of support and success. Your internal culture can attract and retain top talent, or it can drive them away. Work to cultivate and “sell” a culture that focuses on growth, support, and success with options like continuing education and mentorship programs. Your recruiter can provide point-by-point guidance on how to create these programs and keep them running successfully.
At Kent Legal, our recruiters specialize in helping each client find and keep the talent they need to thrive. Contact us today to learn how our legal support recruiting services in Toronto can help your company.
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