In a world where we are constantly thinking of ways to reduce our green footprint, it seems natural to extend the same thought to our working life. Everyone’s been guilty of printing off the wrong document or accidentally printing duplicates and overtime this adds up. Research by Kyocera found that an average office worker in the UK uses around 45 pieces of copy paper daily and two-thirds is deemed as waste. With our demand for paper being said to double from 2005 to 2030, we need to act to prevent these predictions from becoming a reality.
With International Women’s Day happening this month and Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s film, On The Basis of Sex, playing in cinemas across the globe, you might be led to think that women are dominating board rooms and senior roles across the country.
In this report, we focus on how women in one of the most competitive and male-dominated industries; law, are progressing in their careers and using technology to support them in their daily work. We speak to five successful lawyers from Keystone Law, one of the UK’s top 100 law firms, about their experiences working in the legal industry.
Stone King has been rapidly evolving and in the last 18 months alone, they have opened two new offices, grown revenue by 14% as well as implemented major technology change with a new practice management system.
The way law firms operate has changed substantially over the past decade. The sector has become more competitive, clients even more discerning, and the use of technology is slowly transforming many aspects of legal service delivery, and in some cases automating work that was previously the vanguard of fee earners themselves!
There is immense pressure on the legal sector at the moment. Increasingly, clients expect quicker and easier access to fee earners, more competitive pricing and internally, recruiting and then retaining top talent remains as important to a firm’s ongoing success as ever.
The role of administrative support is integral within a law firm, even more so now due to the growing demands from clients, but also because the valuable time of fee earners has become steadily more consigned to administration.
When advertising a new vacancy, we endeavour to deliver a message which incorporates the unique features of the particular job. By highlighting the areas which are most relevant to your skills and experience, we aim to present the responsibilities, the candidate requirements and the firm’s profile with clarity. Now we have an innovative new tool for this task which enables us to showcase our clients’ vacancies in a new light using video.
Expense automation technology has most definitely gone mainstream and crossed Geoffrey Moore’s famous chasm. In fact, recent research in PayStream Advisors’ 2018 Travel and Expense Management Insight reportshows that 65% of organizations have adopted automated expense processing solutions – significantly into the category of “late majority” in the bell curve of technology adoption. Among this group, 65% use a dedicated cloud-based expense management software tool.