To mark Mental Health Awareness week (8 - 14 May), leading global law firm Baker McKenzie is participating, for the second year running, in This is Me in the City campaign which aims to reduce the stigma associated with mental health.
This article was written by Liz Chappell from Totum - law firm management recruiters.
Allen & Overy has been awarded a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of Promoting Opportunity through Social Mobility, a new category for 2017. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are presented to UK businesses for outstanding achievement; this award recognises the contribution of Allen & Overy in broadening access to the legal profession through initiatives such as PRIME and The Smart Start Experience.
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has been included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017. The Times Top 50 Employers for Women is published in partnership with Business in the Community, the Prince’s Responsible Business Network, as part of the charity’s Responsible Business Week.
As referenced by Deloitte Insight in a recent report more administrative, repeatable work will become automated in the legal services profession, the traditional entry level roles where lawyers have traditionally learned their profession will profoundly change.
Making sure that young people have the skills they need to succeed in the work place is an important part of our corporate responsibility programme.
When Business in the Community (BITC) approached us to take part in their three year business-school partnership programme, we agreed wholeheartedly. Nick Lewis, then assistant principal at Fairfield High school, had heard of the programme and was keen to get us on board.
This article was originally featured in the Briefing April 2017 report: The new recruiting, download the full report here.
On 14 March, resourcing heads and HR directors from 19 of the UK’s top 50 firms and one of the Big Four accountancy firms, gathered for a roundtable discussion on the results of Legal Support Network’s recruitment survey. We very much enjoyed being part of a fascinating session.
This report features the Legal Support Network recruitment survey and was sponsored by Codex Edge, part of Cogence Search.
Our recruitment survey focussed on the extent to which direct sourcing was taking hold in large law firms. We questioned whether firms had a formal strategy, how they were resourcing themselves and what levels of success they were having in sourcing candidates directly.
The recent article written by one of our consultants here at Law Staff concerning the seemingly ‘biased’ nature of the advice we give our candidates prompted a great deal of discussion. It certainly seems to have hit a nerve!
It raises the question, why should you use a recruiter at all? After all, there are many other ways to find a job – they are advertised on firms’ websites, in the paper, on online job boards and specialist magazines (the Law Gazette, for instance).
The team at Totum are delighted to welcome Shirin Stewart. Shirin specialises in the recruitment of project management, change, process and strategy management roles. Shirin has an extensive recruitment background having working in house for Freshfields, HSF, Citigroup and GE Capital. She also had the opportunity to work as a project manager on a large change programme whilst at Freshfields.