Quick-Start Guide to Writing an Great Legal Support Staffing Plan for 2017

The goal of a staffing plan is to ensure you have the right legal support talent in the right positions at the right time. It sounds straightforward enough. To get you off to a great staffing start in 2017, here are five quick steps to help you develop your plan. Evaluate your needs. Before you… Read More »

How to Gauge a Potential Employee’s Ethics and Soft Skills

When you’ve got more than one solid candidate to choose from as an employer, you’re in a pretty good position. The difficulty is deciding what factors will go into making your final decision. Two things that separate an average candidate from top talent are their ethics and soft skills. A behavioral interview can reveal exactly… Read More »

Should You Consider Hiring a Candidate Who Appears Overqualified?

On paper, the candidate looks fantastic.  During the interview, the candidate astonishes you with their competence, thoughtfulness and achievements.  This candidate sounds great.  In fact, they sound too great. Should you hire a candidate who is overqualified for the job you’re offering?  While overqualification can make many hiring managers balk, hiring a candidate who appears… Read More »

Not All Recruiters Are Created Equal: 5 Traits to Look for in a Legal Support Recruiting Firm

Partnering with a staffing firm can pay off – but only if you partner with the right staffing firm.  When you choose the right recruiter, they become an ally and a resource who can help you hire more efficiently, find better candidates, and reach your long-term organizational goals. Here are five traits to look for… Read More »

Common Job Offer Mistakes to Avoid Making

A job offer is never a decision made lightly.  By the time you are ready to extend an offer to your top candidate, you’ve put in numerous hours and a great deal of thought.  You’ve focused hard on the candidate search and made certain that this is the top contender in the field for the… Read More »

What Attracts Top Legal Support Talent in Toronto?

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… Read More »

How to Find and Hire the Best Legal Support Staff in Toronto

Finding good legal support staff among the competition in Toronto can seem difficult. Finding the best legal support professionals can seem nearly impossible. But it doesn’t have to be. Here’s how to find – and hire – the best legal support staff in and near Toronto:… Read More »

Legal Support Hiring Costs Soaring Out of Control? Here’s What to Do.

Legal support staff are essential to the smooth functioning of any law office.  As hiring the best talent becomes more competitive, however, an organization that doesn’t pay close attention to the bottom line may start to see its hiring costs expand in an unsustainable direction. Sound familiar?  Here are several steps you can take to… Read More »

Can’t Decide Between Two Legal Support Job Candidates? Here’s What to Do.

Every hiring manager faces this quandary sooner or later: You have two outstanding candidates for one legal support position.  Either one is likely to do well with your current team.  So which do you choose? These strategies can help: Focus on the critical skills for your What are your office’s current strengths? Its weaknesses?  What… Read More »

Tailoring Your Strategy: Reactive vs. Proactive Hiring

When you hire, do you wait for a position to open up before seeking someone to fill it? Or do you try to anticipate your practice’s growth needs and keep track of the talent available before you’re forced to juggle an empty spot? While you can’t anticipate every hiring need, if you’re like most Toronto… Read More »