Need Legal Support Talent? Don’t Outsource – Instead, Insource!

Outsourcing the work of legal support staff has risen in popularity in recent years, as law firms and legal departments seek to reduce costs in any way they can.  However, organizations that outsource may be overlooking the significant benefits of supplementing your current workforce with legal support temporaries. While outsourcing is a common topic in… Read More »

How to Interview for Cultural Fit

Every hiring manager knows the importance of creating functional job descriptions that list the key tasks the person hired is supposed to perform.  However, fewer managers are aware of the importance of interviewing to find a good “cultural fit” as well. Every law firm and corporate legal department has its own internal culture: the set… Read More »

Is Your Company Missing an Employee Value Proposition?

Top employees have more options than ever for determining whether an employer is a good “fit” for them.  The Internet provides a wealth of information, both from the organization itself and from other sources. Consequently, the best employees are taking seriously the project of finding an employer whose offerings match their career plans.  When companies… Read More »

How to Pick a Great Recruiting Partner

Hunting for a job in the greater Toronto area can be tough.  To help you wade through the many job postings, potential employers, and available positions, working with an experienced recruiter can be essential.  But how do you choose the best recruiter with whom to partner? To pick a great recruiting partner, ask these questions:… Read More »

How to Find Qualified (Though Elusive) Top Talent

Law firms and legal departments in the greater Toronto area are facing an uphill battle.  Currently, the applicant pool for legal support staff is quite small, and the number of available jobs continues to outpace the number of qualified candidates.  As a result, firms seeking top legal support talent must hone their processes in order… Read More »

Don’t Drop the Ball! – How to Adequately Prepare for Your Upcoming Interview

Many factors in a legal-career job search are beyond your control, such as the current market trends in our legal community and the credentials of other candidates.  However, you can control one of the most powerful factors in any job interview: your own preparation. Preparing for a job interview helps you set yourself apart from… Read More »

Build Trust

Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read More »