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Legal staff: Focus on retention or embrace turnover?

It is a little surprising that the employee turnover in the legal profession pretty much matches the national average. Conventional wisdom would have that turnover of professionals would be lower than average and lawyers are no exception, having typically studied for many years, struggled to get that first step on the ladder as a graduate […]

Soft skills are what separates us from the machines.

In a world where increased advances in technology have people worried about their jobs, one method to combat the rise of the machines is to focus on those inalienably human traits which separate warm bodies from cold computing capability. In the legal profession, where the rise of artificial intelligence is already taking over many rote […]

Could blind hiring hold the key to better diversity?

With law firms in general beset with a reputation for being mainly white, led by men and elitist, the question must be asked: how can these firms improve diversity? Could the answer lie in so-called ‘blind hiring’, describing an approach which aims to overcome unconscious bias and select talent based on skills and abilities by […]

Salary Negotiation: What is your career worth?

We probably field more questions about salary trends than anything else. Candidates want to know what they are worth and if they are being well paid. Firms want to know they are meeting the market and keeping pace with their rivals. They are also questions that aren’t easily answered, which leaves open the possibility to […]