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,…

Recruiting versus posting job advertisements

When lawyers and law firms would look to make hires, they would traditionally post a job advertisement. They would then review the resumes submitted and hire the best candidate. In the legal industry, posting job advertisements is still important. It is still important to post job advertisements in various places from your local bars, SmartRecruiters,…

Shrinking law school classes effecting law firms

In case you have not been paying attention, law school classes have been shrinking for some time now. The decline in the size of law school classes is widespread — and is not something that is isolated to specific schools or regions. Law firms that are excelling are well aware of this trend and are…

Should we use a headhunter for job openings?

The larger the law firm you have, the more hiring needs you probably have.  From attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants, receptionists and other administrative staff, many law firms can have lots of employment needs. The task of completing legal work is likely the most important task in law firm.  For most law firms, there is…

Another job board law firms should consider

In a previous blog entry, I discussed the benefits of SmartRecruiters for law firm job postings.  SmartRecruiters is nifty because it allows law firms to get jobs posted on many different job boards at no cost.  Of course, through SmartRecruiters, law firms can boost different jobs to get them higher visibility in select job boards….

Some keys to law firm recruiting

Filling open positions at a law firm is an important task.  Based not the position, there can often be an abundance of resumes.  The ability to sort through the resumes, get candidates in and screen them quickly is an important component of the hiring process. Of course, the process can often work quite differently based…

Where to post law firm job postings?

If you have a law firm with job openings, the question of where to post jobs is one many law firm owners ask.  Lots of law firms have no idea where to post their openings. In terms of your law firm, you want the best talent possible.  This is why it is vital to get…