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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 Errode 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. John Hamm describes 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.
Given the benefits of equal treatment and diversity in the profession, how did women in the biggest 200 law firms fare?
Understanding the challenges that face all working parents, especially lawyers.
How is the challenge of diversity actually playing itself out in the legal profession? Is it just the latest buzzword? Or is it a necessary strategy for improving relations with clients, enhancing innovation and building future business?
The ADA applies to law firms with 15 or more employees. These firms need to review their employment practices to be sure they do not violate the ADA. All firms, however, need to re-evaluate their hiring procedures due to recent guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Diversity has become a rallying point for proponents of equality in the workplace. The question is whether diversity programs have a lasting impact on the work climate.