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The Role of Benefits in Your Law Practice
It's readily apparent to every law firm HR manager. The American workplace is changing. Downsizing and outsourcing have strained the once solid relationship between employers and employees, and created a more mobile, more fluid workforce.401k Plans for Small Businesses
401(k) plans can be a powerful tool in promoting financial security in retirement. They are a valuable option for businesses considering a retirement plan, providing benefits to employees and their employers. Employers start a 401(k) for a host of reasons.
Use Personality Assessment for Better Hiring
Hiring has always been a game of odds; particularly in the law profession. We see a candidate's resume, check references and do a face-to-face. Then most of us reach a decision based on a slightly educated hunch. The data on lawyer retention makes it clear how much of a crapshoot hiring really is.Leadership Mistakes That Erode Your Firm's Will to Win
For any team, the only acceptable result should be winning. But all too often, things don't go as planned--and when first this project and then that project veer off course, teams start showing signs of a disease that can kill execution. Read on to find out how the disease of "failing elegantly" can infect your organization and how to cure it.
Associates Hop Firms Seeking Partner Track
With lockstep compensation, annual evaluations, and an "up or out" philosophy, most firms seem to dangle partnership in front of new hires like an inevitable carrot. In fact, many associates will never be offered partnership in the firm, and those who are may have to wait as long as nine years.Use Emotional Intelligence When Values Violated at Work
The next time you notice strong negative feelings surfacing, use your EQ.
When offered the option, many people will jump at the chance to work remotely, but working remotely brings many new challenges to both the employee and the employer.
Scott T. Mueller's book, The Empty Carousel: A Consumers Guide to Checked and Carry-on Luggage, offers advice on what you can do to minimize the risks of mishandled luggage. For lawyers who travel frequently, these tips are a must read.
Many of us struggle with the simple act of appreciating and complimenting the people around us. On a daily basis, many of us feel awkward or uncomfortable with the simple act of giving or receiving compliments with those around us.
As busy as lawyers are, it can be difficult to stay healthy. What are the warning signs that your body is on the path to illness and what steps should you take?
Learn about one man's experience living in Europe and telecommuting to his job in the States, and his tips for making it work.