Don’t Settle for Hiring Mediocre Legal Support Talent! 3 Ways to Hire Smarter

Legal support staff play an essential role in the smooth running of a legal practice.  The right support staff can make your work much easier – and the wrong ones can make it more difficult.

When choosing legal support team members, it pays to hire top talent.  Here are three ways to find the best people for your needs:

  1. Streamline your hiring process. Many employers lose their top-choice candidate simply by taking too long to connect with them after an application is submitted or an interview is completed. It’s easy to lose great people to competitors who simply made the job offer more quickly than you did.  Prevent this unnecessary setback by streamlining your hiring process.  Your recruiter can help.
  2. Think culturally. Legal support staff need key skills to succeed at their work – but to thrive in the workplace and offer their maximum productivity and insight, they also need to “fit” culturally with the rest of the team. Think about your department’s values, goals, and the types of personalities that do well there.  Use this list of qualities to seek your next legal support team member.
  3. Work with a recruiter. Find better people faster by working with a reputable recruiting firm that specializes in placing legal support staff. Recruiters can help you build strong job descriptions, screen candidates, and find those “passive” or “hidden” candidates who might not reach out to you, but will welcome an offer to interview if you extend it.

The recruiting partners at Kent Legal specialize in connecting Toronto-area law firms and legal departments with the best legal support talent in town.  To start hiring smarter today, contact us.

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