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Tips for Recruiting Top Talent

Recruiting top talent has gotten quite difficult for many businesses. The labor market is tight,…

  • March 22, 2019

Recruiting top talent has gotten quite difficult for many businesses. The labor market is tight, and firms are finding that competition for talent is fierce.

Staffing firm Robert Half Legal is offering some tips to help firms optimize their recruiting efforts.

These tips actually apply well to a range of business types:

Showcase corporate culture. A negative workplace is a deal breaker for many job seekers, so it’s important to emphasize the positive attributes of your office environment.

Promote professional development. Highlight mentorship and training programs that help employees hone critical skills and prepare for future leadership roles.

Offer perks that matter. Work-life balance is top of mind for many job seekers. Promoting benefits such as flextime, telecommuting, on-site amenities and paid time off for volunteer or pro bono activities can attract top legal talent.

Amp up staffing options. Engage legal professionals on a project or consulting basis to ease caseloads, access specialized skills and evaluate candidates for full-time positions.

Deepen the talent pool. Tap current employees, professional networks and specialized recruiters to obtain candidate referrals and expedite hiring.

Be willing to bend. Employers are challenged to find highly skilled legal professionals who meet all the requirements for an open position. To boost recruiting efforts, adjust your criteria to focus on the essential skills for success and emphasize on-the-job training.

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