September 2013 | The Staffing/HR Issue
By Sara H. JodkaEmployers are increasingly using social media to vet applicants in hiring. Recent studies show that employers eliminate applicants based on what they find on social media, but also misunderstood what information on social media says about an applicant. Equal employment concerns also make social media background screens a potential landmine for employers. This article outlines some dos and don'ts that will lower the risks.
By Jonathan T. HymanWhen it comes to managing different generations of employees, a one-size-fits-all approach is likely to fail. From benefits to communication tools and training, each generation has its own needs and preferences, and your policies should take those into account.
Tips for Junior Associates to Effectively Communicate and Build Relationships at All Levels of the Law Firm Food Chain
By Christopher D. DurhamJunior lawyers know they need to do top-notch legal work to make it in their career. But you also need to work hard at how you communicate and work with co-workers – from the mailroom to the boardroom. Follow these tips to get off to a strong start.
By Sharolyn C. Whiting-RalstonSheryl Sandberg wrote her best-selling book primarily for and about women, but the lessons gleaned from Lean In apply to people of both sexes – and are especially appropriate for lawyers.
By Michael MaslankaRigid adherence to hierarchy – long a tradition of the legal profession – is poisonous to effective working relationships. Here's how to end it.
Moderated by Nick GaffneyThe recession of 2008 had an enormous impact on the legal hiring market, one that still lingers today. However, this month's Roundtable panel sees some signs of improvement.
By Ed PollEvery solo or small firm should be savvy in the business of running a practice. Two tools are essential to proper management: Set policies and procedures, and accurate benchmarking of financial performance.
By Laura SankovichTempted to ask your hourly employees to work off the clock? Don't be. Ensuring that workers are paid for hours worked – and that your workplace policies enforce that requirement – is essential to compliance with federal law.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
By Carol Ann MartinelliLaw firms in Grand Rapids, like those in many cities, are struggling to reach their diversity and inclusion goals. A coalition of managing partners in the city's top firms, however, are out to change that, with its innovative "grab LAW" campaign.
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Andrea Malone, White and Williams LLP
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