July 24, 2019
Need a break from this summer heat wave? Letâ€™s talk about some ways to see if a nonlocal lawyer is capable of cold feet. This Big Law firm gets a number of search assignments that involve relocation to smaller markets with one major Fortune 500 employer. This firm has gotten very good at figuring out which lawyers are willing to make the major life change and those who falter at the last second.
July 24, 2019
Traditional law firms vs. the millennial workplace. With millennials entering the law field, law firms are forced to decide if they want to revise their policies or risk losing the new generation of lawyers. Just by sheer numbers, millennial attorneys will have a significant effect on law practice deep into the 21st century.
July 18, 2019
Ah yes, the hot button topic of the law firm generation gap between millennials and baby boomers. Lawyers who are just starting out or are long-time veterans view things differently on how a law firm should be ran in todayâ€™s world. Young lawyers are challenging the status quo to improve on the dynamic and structure of big law firms. â€œThe business model is broken,â€ says Kristen Corpin, a young Miami lawyer. She says in order to keep young talent, partners need to have more respect for their young associate, not the concept of â€œyou make a paycheck, just be grateful.â€
June 17, 2019
Who doesnâ€™t love a virtual reality tour? Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has introduced a new guided virtual reality tour of its Dallas and New York offices online. Why you ask? This is a new way for the firm to have recruiters and law students look around their offices and see what it would be like to work for them.
August 6, 2018
It is undisputed- for attorneys- that rapid technological advances are heralded as both a blessing and a curse. In this column, we examine the evolving trends in work styles and explore how modern day practice has adapted. Technology and work are always a topic that (more…)
July 6, 2018
There is perhaps no hotter topicâ€”and seemingly intractable problemâ€”in the legal profession today than that of the diversity gap. Despite good intentions, client incentives, innovative ideas, best practices guides, tech tools, and a host of surveys, initiatives, benchmarks, and trainings, true diversity (more…)
April 25, 2018
The legal sector has seen major growth where emerging markets require immediate organizational development and expansion. Many of these markets are quickly evolving and expanding. The candidate pools are limited, and the talent is in high-demand. Cluen develops recruitment software that supports strategic search teams all around the world. We interviewed some of our clients to decipher what specific industries have seen the most growth.
September 20, 2016
The legal recruiting process is very important when trying to make a hiring decision. If you are looking for a new attorney for your firm, getting the right person matters. Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell whether you have located the right attorney, or whether that particular lawyer simply interviews well. Making that determination before a hiring decision can save you a lot of trouble at a later date, when the person you have selected simply does not work out the way you intended. By learning what to look for throughout the recruiting and hiring process, you will be better prepared to get the best attorney for your firm.
August 24, 2016
Hiring new employees is an expensive and time-consuming task, so it is important to make sure they start on the right foot. In the legal field, proper onboarding and training is vital to ensuring that fewer mistakes are made, and that your new hires will be valuable to you for years to come. Optimization of training and welcoming of new employees can go a very long way toward helping those employees get settled into their new roles.
May 6, 2016
Hiring the best legal talent can be challenging. Candidates may seem great on paper but are not the right fit for your culture. Others could be perfect for your practice but they don’t even know you have an opening. Utilizing omnichannel legal recruitment practices can help you with both of these issues.