Retention

This is FindLaw's Law Firm Management Center's collection of free articles on Retention. Finding ways to keep your law firm's attorneys and staff engaged can be a challenge. There are many ways to retain talent at your law firm. For example, leading a balanced life outside of work can increase employee morale and retention. Start your research with FindLaw.
Retention Articles
    • The Differences Between Contractor and Employee
      Whether a person is an independent contractor or an employee generally depends on the amount of control exercised by the employer over the work being done. Dictating how a job is to be done or limiting the actions of the worker may establish an employer-employee relationship.

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    • Use Energy Management for Life Work Balance
      We will always have 30 emails in our inbox, an unfinished to-do list, and voicemails that we haven't returned. The fact is, we'll never get it all done at work, no matter how much we do, so we might as well slow down and enjoy the ride.

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    • What Is Your Management Style?
      There are all different types of managers; some are much more successful than others. Many times managerial success is directly tied to your own personal strengths and weaknesses as well as your personal action style. The chart below outlines three common management action styles and describes the strengths and weaknesses of each type.

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    • Leadership Traits
      Over the past several years, one of the most important contributions psychology has made to the field of business has been in determining the key traits of acknowledged leaders. Psychological tests have been used to determine what characteristics are most commonly noted among successful leaders. This list of characteristics can be used for developmental purposes to help managers gain insight and develop their leadership skills.

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    • Change Management Starts at the Top
      Change is a common occurrence in business today; because of this, it is important that you possess strong change management skills if you want your business to be a success. Change management skills include leadership development (to get people to believe in you), marketing and sales abilities (to promote your case for change), and communication skills (to help build support for the decision to change). It will also help if you know a little about the stages people go through psychologically when they are dealing with change so that you are able to tell if you have managed a successful transition or if there are additional problems that you need to address.

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