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 Here are several hiring mistakes that often lead to turnover: Relying on outdated job descriptions.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 »

Emotional Intelligence: How to Identify It in Legal Professionals

Legal professionals are “smart.” That’s the common perception of lawyers and legal support professionals, and it’s also a common feature in the profession: those who work on legal issues tend to be analytical, focused and persuasive. The popular emphasis on cognitive intelligence, however, tends to overlook an equally important form of “smarts”: emotional intelligence. Here,… 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 »

How Your Recruiter Can Help You Recruit (and Hire!) Better Talent

When recruiting talent isn’t your primary job, it’s difficult to perform it effectively. You know what positions you need to fill and what you need to accomplish, but how do you find and attract the best people for the job? Rethink The Job Posting Too many employers look at an open position and write a… Read More »