Legal Support Recruiting: Understanding the True Costs

Outstanding legal support staff members are crucial to your organization.  The costs of finding and keeping the best people, however, can be prohibitive – and you may not realize how steep some of the “hidden” costs are. In Part 1 of our series on legal support recruiting costs we uncover the true costs of recruiting… Read More »

The Importance of Reference Checks When Hiring Legal Support Talent

When you hire legal support staff, it’s essential that they are professional, experienced and trustworthy. The best way to establish this is through reference checks. Reference checking can be one of the most important parts of the hiring process. It gives you the chance to speak with people who have firsthand knowledge of your candidate… Read More »

The Perils of “Groupthink” in Recruiting: How to Overcome It

Working together toward a common goal on a daily basis is great, right? Your team is so close you can practically complete each other’s sentences, and you know your colleagues will always have your back. This is great when it comes to getting work done, but can backfire when you’re ready to hire. Will anyone… Read More »

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 »

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 »

Evaluating Your Legal Support Staffing Outcomes

You’ve changed your hiring methods, found some good people and supported them as they lent their productive skill to your team. Mission accomplished, right? Not so fast. Without evaluation and feedback, it can be nearly impossible to tell where your staffing and hiring initiatives have actually improved – and where you’re still wasting time and… 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 »