As we rapidly approach the holidays, businesses and law firms everywhere are trying to clear their desks of the final remnants of work before 2017 begins. Their office work may range from anything between buying new pens and paying invoices all the way to winning a legal case or recruiting new hires. No matter what work may be required of you before the New Year, you should ensure all your duties are taken seriously before they’re put into your “out” box for 2016 – especially recruitment issues.
Right or wrong new recruits can impact the work of your law firm and reputation for years, so it’s important that your firm hire carefully. Studies have proven that people aren’t nearly as good at multi-tasking as they think they are, and the looming holiday season tends to create a “multi-tasking overdrive” situation for most. So how do resolve your hiring needs with the chaos of the holidays? Just because you’re pre-occupied doesn’t mean your work can go on the backburner. The best way to ensure your staffing needs are met and ready for the New Year is through the use of a competent and qualified legal recruiter like the Heller Group based out of Toronto Ontario.
Legal headhunting companies typically act as “middlemen” when it comes to the hiring needs of a law firm. Most of the people employed at these recruitment agencies like the Heller Group in Toronto either have law degrees or a strong background in law. Because of their knowledge of and expertise in this field, legal recruiters are well qualified to make good matches between firms and legal professionals – and this doesn’t just apply to lawyers. Legal headhunters can provide firms with secretaries, paralegals, and even private detective candidates as well. In addition to serving as an employment broker, legal recruiting firms can offer training to job candidates as well, meaning that new employees will arrive “up to speed” on common workplace issues they may need to know about, but that your firm just doesn’t have time to educate them on.
So what can a legal recruiting firm offer that your overworked human resources officer or department may not be able to? This type of firm can:
- actively look for suitable candidates including passive candidates
- screen and interview candidates
- review resumes and applications
- offer “specialty” recruiting, i.e. seeking out future partners, associates, etc.
There are multiple Toronto legal recruiters out there, so how can a law firm choose the one that works best for them? Firms should look for a recruiting company with the contacts to find the employees that they want. Have you ever hired an individual who looked great on paper and sounded even better in interviews and then a week or a couple months down the road you’ve realized just how mistaken you were? Using a legal recruiter is a great way to bypass that “trial and error” hiring phase. By carefully researching and interviewing each applicant before presenting him or her to your firm, they guarantee that the only job applicants you’ll ever interview are the right ones.