Useful Advice

How To Conduct An Effective Job Interview

As a senior member of a law firm you probably know that it’s tougher than ever to consistently identify great employees. Interviewing is one of those occasions in your career where it seems like you are just...

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Changing the Way we Think About Work

Who could have predicted that during the first half of 2020 the entire New Zealand legal profession would become familiar with working from home? As working from home became the new normal we have all been...

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Job Interview Questions

We increasingly find ourselves surrounded by the new, the unfamiliar, and the unknown – an experience something like early childhood. The problem is not just rapid change, it is also the sheer volume of...

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Hiring and Retention – Part 3

Larger law practices invest heavily in recruiting new solicitors and associates—only to find that they leave the firm within a few years, before they are truly productive. Corporations often have greater...

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Hiring and Retention – Part 2

Hiring and Retention  – Part 2 Larger law practices invest heavily in recruiting new solicitors and associates—only to find that they leave the firm within a few years, before they are truly productive....

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Hiring and Retention – Part 1

Hiring and Retention – Part 1 Larger law practices invest heavily in recruiting new solicitors and associates—only to find that they leave the firm within a few years, before they are truly productive....

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Many Shades of Grey – An Aging Workforce

Sometime in the next few decades the world’s population, with the exception of Africa, will plateau. Back in 2012 the 15-64 year old age group peaked at 68% of the world’s population. This aging trend will...

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Avoid Losing Your Top Talent…

Have you ever spoken to one of your top-performing legal colleagues and got that sinking feeling they may be planning to hand in their resignation?  When a top performer leaves it can provide wake-up call...

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Hire for attitude – train for skill

Most practices base their candidate screening and selection around a list of work skills. While skills are important (you can’t employ a secretary to fill a trust lawyer vacancy), using only skill sets...

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