Article by Derek Schutz, Product Manager Business Intelligence, Aderant
“Fortune favors the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur
It’s almost an annual affair in the legal community.
By the second quarter of every year, we see a series of reports on lateral hiring in law firms. Each year, these reports seemingly draw similar conclusions:
While lateral hiring remains an important growth strategy, many lateral hires fail to meet law firm expectations.
We are delighted to share this amazing news with all our clients, candidates, followers and friends.
We have been shortlisted in the prestigious Recruiter Awards 2018 for Best Professional Services Recruitment Agency.
These awards are respected as the benchmark within the recruitment industry and profession and it’s fantastic to be recognised for all our hard work, innovation and commitment and let’s not forget what a brilliant team we have at Balance.
Looking forward to the ceremony in May – watch this space!
Tell us a little about what your current position involves on a day to day basis:
Working for a silver circle law firm, the majority of my average working day is dealing with cash transactions on the office accounts side across both London and International offices and helping to oversee the work of others in the team.
Our product and strategy director Paul Sparkes appeared on the ‘big screen’, when he was interviewed about the subject of HR technology.
The debate in question took place as part of The Yorkshire Post’s Business Talk TV series, filmed only a couple of miles away from our own HQ in Leeds city centre.
The YP’s deputy business editor Greg Wright quizzed Paul about the role that HR software has in enhancing organisations’ people management effectiveness.
With less than 3 months to go until the new GDPR legislation is in place, light reading on the subject matter is simply not enough to become compliant. That’s why we’ve put together a FREE GDPR webinar, to guide you through the ins and outs of this new law and how intuitive HR software can help.
Established legal practice Brethertons Solicitors LLP is one of the largest law firms in the Oxfordshire and Warwickshire areas.
Keen to uphold its Investors in People Gold standards, Brethertons sought a trusted HR and payroll software partner to ensure the delivery of outstanding personnel services and support the company’s long-term growth plans.
Technology can play a major role in attracting and retaining skilled young workers who expect to have a say in how a company is run, a major roundtable event was told. The debate heard that intelligent use of technology can make companies more attractive to millennials, who are more likely to leave a firm and join a rival if they feel their voice is not being heard.
Software can also help managers tackle problems such as absenteeism and also ensure workers at all levels understand the company’s long-term goals.
While artificial intelligence (AI) technology is widely believed to be a game-changer, not least in functions such as HR and payroll, it is usually talked about in a large company context.
So to get a perspective on what this software is likely to mean for small-to-medium-sized enterprises, our tech expert Denis Barnard has been talking to a range of vendors in the space, starting with Oliver Shaw, chief executive of HR and payroll software supplier, Cascade HR.