Promoting Diversity in Your Legal Department

As an organization grows and its legal department expands, a need for diverse viewpoints becomes ever more important to the organization’s ability to spot, prevent or address legal issues. As a result, department heads and human resources teams often work to foster diversity in the legal department. Use the following tips to build diversity within… 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 »

Legal Job Offer: Create a Litmus Test for Evaluating an Offer

Receiving a job offer is a thrilling moment, as well as a vindication of your hard work on the job hunt. But simply receiving an offer doesn’t guarantee that this position or firm is the right fit for you. To evaluate and compare job offers effectively, it’s wise to devise a “litmus test” for job… Read More »

Being Resilient: How to Bounce Back After Missing out on a Great Job

Today’s legal support job market is more competitive than ever before. For every successful candidate, there might be several rejections. This is a fact of life when it comes to your search – however, it doesn’t make it any easier. It’s a Candidates’ Market Professionals who have avoided the job market for years are now… Read More »

Five Strategies to Increase Productivity in Your Legal Department

In a legal department, the work is never done.  When pressing issues are addressed, there are emerging and “sleeping” issues to contend with.  As a result, the question of productivity and efficiency looms.  How can a legal department get more done in less time – and ensure everyone is focusing on the most important matters?… 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 »

Feeling Dissatisfied in your Legal Support Career? Here’s What to Do

Working as a legal support professional can be challenging, thought-provoking, and even fulfilling. But if you’re finding it harder and harder to walk into work every day, it may be time to rethink your career approach. Here’s how. Ask yourself, “Why did I choose this career?” Start your evaluation by remembering why you chose legal… Read More »

Do You Know How to Conduct a Performance Review? Follow This Quick-Start Guide

The start of the year is also the start of annual performance reviews for many law firms and legal departments in the Toronto area. Since performance reviews tend to occur yearly, many supervisors find their skills get rusty from year to year. If you’re having trouble remembering how to give a solid review, here’s a… Read More »

Want a Great Recruiting Outcome? Then Open Up To Your Recruiting Partner!

Staffing firms can ease the burden of hiring, helping you find better legal support staff in less time. Even when you partner with a niche, local recruiting firm, however, the quality of the results depends on how well you communicate with your recruiting partner. For a great recruiting outcome, start talking! What does your recruiter… Read More »