May 11, 2021
I am fully aware that today's topic will offend quite a few lawyers and law firm owners. Listen, I don't like delivering this news any more than you all like hearing it. It's just the brutal truth.
We are experiencing a crazy time in legal recruiting and legal staffing right now. It's like there is an "awakening" with employees that has occurred since the pandemic. The quality of questions candidates are asking us is extraordinary.
If you think you're going to have to hire at all in 2021, my recommendation is you start that process now because it's very tight. Your failure to plan cannot become a hiring crisis. Don't put yourself in that position.
What do you bring to the table? Why would an employee want a job with your law firm? These are the two questions we are asking daily of the firms we coach because you need to be clear on these in today's competitive market.
What You Will Learn in This Episode
1:28 What employees are looking for in companies
4:12 What attorneys need to understand about recruiting
6:51 Why You Need to Trust Your Intuition
9:23 How your PTO policy communicates culture
11:05 Why you don't want to be so attached to years of service or experience requirement
17:04 The questions you should be asking your employees
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