October 2011 | Recruiting, Training & Retaining Talent
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Recruiting, Training & Retaining Talent
By Whittney Graham-Beard and Elizabeth Greiner
When recruiting season kicks off, what sort of thought goes into the message that recruiters are providing to candidates about your firm? This article takes a look at how language may be a more important part of the recruiting process than one might think.
By Susan Letterman White
Organization development provides a new lens for law firm strategies around recruiting and retention. Through this newer perspective, recruiting, developing and retaining legal talent is more about the organization itself, creating a unique strategic action plan if implemented correctly.
By Misasha Suzuki
In tougher economic times, firms are cutting back on money that was normally devoted to strategic initiatives such as diversity. However, in these tough times, it might just be that some dedicated money (and management buy-in) is needed to create a successful diversity program at firms.
By Molly DiBianca
Another way to address tougher financial times is through creating a reverse mentoring program at firms. This provides both junior and senior attorneys ways to engage with - and learn from - each other, while hopefully acting as a retention tool in the process.
By K.C. Victor
In this new era of law firm turnover, the previously held view that junior lawyers should focus on skills rather than business development is starting to change. Now, junior lawyers are looking at ways to develop client relationships -- often with an eye towards taking these clients with them when they leave their firms.
By Dennis J. Fitzpatrick
Attorneys are taught to be client-focused - often to the detriment of other parts of their business. Learn some important tax tips that could help you save accounting fees as well as regain lost benefits as your firm continues to finalize its taxes.
By Chuck Roberts
Employees are leaving the workforce in record numbers as turnover rates hit new heights. Learn how to increase employee retention by capitalizing off this time of transition to make some crucial changes in the structure of your firm.
By Jim Calloway
From ABA TECHSHOW 2011
Microsoft's newest operating system has more features and functionality than ever before. Explore these key features to help you get the benefits and avoid the pitfalls of this PC operating system.
MEET THE WOMEN RAINMAKERS!
Interview by Susan Letterman White
Pat Gillette's practice focuses on all aspects of employment law. Among her myriad honors and awards, Chambers has named her among “The Best Lawyers in America.” and was selected as one of the top women employment litigators in California.