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5 Must-Haves for Every Resume

Most hiring managers and recruiters will spend 6-8 seconds reviewing a resume, largely due to the volume of resumes they receive. On average, managers and recruiters receive more than 250 resumes per job opening. So how do you craft a resume that stands out from the other 249 applicants and gets the attention of the […]

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Are Poor Candidate Communications Sabotaging Your Recruiting?

Are your recruiting efforts being sabotaged from within your organization because of poor candidate communication? If so, you are not alone! A company’s reputation for hiring and on-boarding is vital to its success, especially when competing for talent in a tight job market. In today’s technologically advanced society, detailed job applicant experiences are readily available on […]

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Wellness Programs Improve Employee Retention, Recruitment, and Morale

With the unemployment rate below 4%, many employers are looking for ways to increase employee retention and improve recruiting efforts. The incorporation of wellness programs is one trend employers are using to achieve these goals. According to a recent study by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the majority of employers who increased their […]

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How to Stand Out as an Exceptional IT Candidate

With hundreds of candidates applying to Information Technology positions, it is important to make a great first impression. Below are some tips to help you stand out from other candidates: Have a memorable resume Your resume is a marketing tool to get you an interview. Think of it as your commercial. If a commercial is […]

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Building Effective Teams that Maximize Collaboration

Jobs are more collaborative and require more teamwork than ever! So how you do build effective and collaborative teams? Many companies just expect teams to work well together, communicate effectively, and be productive. In most cases, wanting effective teams is not enough to actually have effective teams. Like most goals, building effective teams requires planning, […]

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Competing for Talent in 2018

Employers are fighting for talent, increasing salaries, and expecting to grow their staff in 2018. According to CareerBuilder’s Annual Forecast for 2018, 44% of employers plan to add permanent staff this year. Additionally, 51% of employers are planning to add temporary (contract) staff to their teams. With a strong economy, businesses are comfortable investing in additional […]

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How Long Does it Take to Hire for Legal Jobs?

The job market is changing and hiring legal professionals is getting harder. The average position in a professional services firm, such as a law firm, takes 22.1 business days to fill. An additional two weeks is usually required before the candidate starts working. So, most employers are looking at 5+ weeks as the average job […]

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Hiring Trends for 2018

Recruiting and hiring is much easier in a depressed economy with high unemployment rates. So what are the recruiting and hiring trends in 2018, with a better economy and low unemployment rates? With low unemployment rates, employers must get creative to find good talent. Simply posting a job and waiting for the ideal candidate to […]

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Hiring Attorneys with Partner Potential

In a market where 32% of equity partners are approaching retirement age and only 50% of firms are expected to grow, having a strong talent management strategy is essential for law firms. We have previously discussed the challenges of hiring legal support staff, so let’s focus on how to hire attorneys with partner potential. Hiring, training, developing, […]

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Challenges of Hiring Paralegals and Legal Assistants?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, you can expect a 15% increase in paralegal and legal assistant jobs between 2016 and 2026. This means increased competition to attract and retain your staff. Recruiting paralegals, legal assistants, and other legal support staff is not an easy task, so it is not a surprise that many […]

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