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When it comes to recruitment, much of the emphasis lies in working out a strategy to attract the best people to your firm / organisation. You know you need to pull out all the stops. But what about retaining staff? Developing and maintaining a specific retention strategy can often fall by the wayside.
Recruiting new staff and developing your existing people will always involve a cost element. How do you weigh up the benefits of developing your people against the risks of them moving on regardless? More importantly, what if you do not develop them and they stay?
Here are some basics to consider if you want to keep your lawyers ‘sweet’:
Each employee will be looking for something different, something individual. Play to their strengths. Make sure the commitments you made when hiring them are there throughout their career with you. For those who have highlighted they want business development experience, give them that exposure with the freedom to test their creative abilities. For the person showing more potential for managing people, custom-build a programme that suits their role and status.
Despite an increasing choice of technological communications channels, many of us are still not getting it right.
Ultimately, people are your most important resource. Remember that your people have the potential to add enormous value to your business, and boasting about attracting the best is one thing… being able to hold on to them is something else!
Flexible working is no longer a taboo and only for working mums, it is celebrated and enjoyed in the majority of work places. There are lots of benefits to flexible/remote working for both employee’s and employer’s which everyone here at FWA enjoys. Flexible working has many positive effects, the main one is a better work […]
The Preconception of recruitment agencies is that they are solely fee focused, do not fully care or understand your job search or needs. There is nothing worse than sending your CV off to a recruitment agency or even a potential employer, with expectations of a reply, and then to be left high and dry. You […]
This time of year is always a time of reflection, of the past year, of what you want to achieve in the coming year.