What to Make of Job-Hoppers?

In the hiring process, many candidates apply who have a history of being a job-hopper. When looking at the resume, many candidates do not stay at previous jobs long. Whether it is six months, a year, or two years, the truth is that some individuals are regularly on the move. The question many law firm…

It is Not the Onboarding, but the Hiring Process

When new employees do not last long, many are tempted to point to the onboarding process. The thought is that if the onboarding process was better, perhaps the employee may have lasted longer. Yes, the onboarding process is essential. It is important to have informative onboarding materials. It is also critical to have an informative…

Beware of Springboard Lawyers

Hiring new lawyers is an essential part of a growing legal practice. If a legal practice is growing, and new clients are coming, your law practice may likely need new lawyers to handle the growth. Growth is mostly a good thing for a law firm, although it comes with its own set of headaches. After all,…

Untruthfulness on a Resume or Job Application

Hiring new employees is a critical function of any law firm. To have a successful legal practice, they need the best legal and administrative talent possible to serve their clients. The reality, however, is that reviewing resumes and job applications is not an easy task. When a law firm receives numerous applicants for a single…

How Long Do You Let a Candidate Think About a Job Offer?

How long a candidate should get before to think about a job offer? This is a question that many law firms have after they have made an offer to a prospective employee. Let’s say a job offer is made to a lawyer and they want to take a week or a prolonged period to think…

Do Not Ask Leading Questions in Job Interviews

Hiring law firm employees is a vital task. The employees you hire (or candidates you pass on) can go a long way toward the success of your law firm. One way to hire the best possible candidate is to hone your interviewing techniques. How an individual conducts a job interview is a critical skill for…

How to Deal with Salary Ranges with Applicants?

During the hiring process, the question of salary is going to inevitably come into the discussion. Applicants are going to ask what the job pays. On the flip-end, most applicants are going to give you a range in terms of what they are looking for to accept a position if one is offered. Many law…

Do You Match if an Employee Receives a Better Job Offer?

In almost any business setting, including a law firm, your employees might get a better offer elsewhere at some point. For some employees, they might not even seek out the job offer. In other words, if you have a law firm with great employees, many of these employees will be sought after. They will be…

Interview for Open Positions on the Same Day

The reality is that in any law firm, job openings are going to arise periodically. Whether an employee leaves to take a job elsewhere, or your law firm decides that a particular employee is not a good fit, job openings are going to happen. When you look at job data, employees do not tend to…

Who Makes More: Lawyers or Doctors?

Many when they consider engaging in a professional career debate whether they should be a doctor and lawyer. These professions are two that many look at when they decide their path in life.  There is something about medical or law school that attracts many individuals to contemplate one career or the other. Obviously, the decision…

First Day For a New Employees Sets the Tone

When a new employee starts at your law firm, it is important to set the tone on the first day. First impressions do indeed matter a great deal for a new employee in terms of whether the hire will be successful. As I talked about in a previous article, law firms really do not have…

Trimming the Fat From Your Law Firm Budget

As the end of the year approaches, you should take the time to reflect on the yearly law firm budget. Reflect on the good that has happened and on the areas where you fell short. After looking at the revenue that was brought into the firm, you must break down where those funds went. Were…