Is Your Hiring Strategy Responsible for High Turnover?

The cause of high employee turnover often lies in the earliest steps of the hiring process. By focusing on the hiring process, law firms and legal departments can reduce turnover rates, boost productivity, and hire better talent. Here are several hiring mistakes that often lead to turnover: Relying on outdated job descriptions. If your job… Read More »

Never Get Behind on a Legal Assignment Again

In the legal field, missing a deadline simply isn’t an option. Unfortunately, deadlines can creep up on you, especially if you’re working on a large project with many moving parts. Deadlines can also be impacted by an employee resignation or trying to grow your department while in the midst of a major project. Long stretches… Read More »

5 Questions You Should Ask During a Legal Support Job Interview

When you walk into an interview for a legal support job, you may feel like you are on trial. But in reality, interviews are a two-way street. Sure, you have to demonstrate that you have the correct qualifications for the position and possess the professionalism and attitude to be an asset to the firm, but… Read More »

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… Read More »

4 Signs of a Great Legal Support Recruiter in Toronto

When you need a new legal support team member, you don’t need “just anyone.”  You need an experienced candidate with the skills, work ethic, and personality to fit well with your team – and you need a recruiter who can help you find those candidates within your hiring budget. Here are four signs you’ve found… Read More »

Is Your Compensation Helping or Hurting Your Recruiting Efforts in Toronto?

Compensation often poses a tough question for hiring managers. Too high, and you risk injuring your budget; too low, and you won’t attract the candidates your team needs to thrive. Fortunately, finding the balance in compensation is possible. Here’s what you need to know to ensure your compensation for legal support staff is helping your… Read More »

5 Ways to Gain and Maintain Your Competitive Advantage in the Market

Law firms and legal departments regularly strive for a competitive advantage in the marketplace, which helps them achieve their goals. Here, we discuss five ways to build and maintain that competitive edge through better staffing. Build a strong employment brand. Recruiting and retaining the best legal talent begins with a clear message. Your employment brand… Read More »

Addressing Work-Life Balance in a Job Interview

Law can be a high-stress field for legal support professionals. To thrive in the legal field, maintaining a healthy work-life balance is essential. When you are interviewing for a new position, it can be difficult to decide how best to raise the issue of work-life balance. Many job seekers are hesitant to refer to it… Read More »

Why Top Legal Talent Leave and What You Can Do About It

Turnover is inevitable in any law firm or legal department. When your best legal support staff or lawyers leave, however, understanding why they go can help you find outstanding replacement candidates and keep your remaining top players happy. Why Do Top Legal Professionals Leave? The most common reasons top legal professionals leave their jobs include:… Read More »

4 Headaches of Legal Hiring (and How to Fix Them)

“Painless hiring” sounds great, but it isn’t always the reality. Instead, law firms and legal departments often face one or more common “pain points” when seeking new talent. Here are four common challenges the legal hiring process can pose, along with effective ways to address each one: Recruiting Costs Many firms and departments first scrutinize… Read More »