Five signs an employee may be ready to leave you

News Article - 12/11/2014 : broadbean, General, hr, human resources, law firm recruitment, Human Resources

Whilst the recent increases in job creation are a good sign for the economy, for businesses they carry two challenges for successful workforce planning - firstly how to acquire the new skills that they need, and secondly to keep the people they...

Quill Pinpoint revives bespoke cashiering traineeship scheme

News Article - 12/11/2014 : Finance, hr, human resources, legal it, legal technology, quill pinpoint, Human Resources, Practice Management

Quill Pinpoint’s traineeship recruitment process has concluded with the successful appointment of four enthusiastic trainee legal cashiers,...

DW Reporting bolster BI consulting team with major new hire

News Article - 11/11/2014 : business intelligence, data management, DW reporting, Finance, hr, human resources, Human Resources, Technology

Samuel Sheldon, a leading legal business intelligence and 3E specialist, joins the DW Reporting consulting team.

DW Reporting...

One year on – the strategic errors still affecting conversions

News Article - 11/11/2014 : General, hr, human resources, moneypenny, Outsourced switchboard, Professional telephone answering service, telephone answering for law firms, Human Resources

New findings from Professor Ian Cooper, one year on from his Survey Report for Lawyers, show that law firms are still missing out when it comes to successfully handling telephone enquiries and converting business.

In 2013 Professor Cooper...

Top traits of successful jobseekers

Resource - 10/11/2014 : General, hr, human resources, law firm recruitment, morgan hunt, Human Resources

If you had a magic wand and could give yourself one defining characteristic to get your dream job, what would it be? 

Creating a killer CV and cover letter is a given and properly preparing for your interview the cherry on top, but...

The Economics of SaaS HR

Resource - 07/11/2014 : hr, human resources, Human resources software, legal it, legal technology, Octopus HR, Human Resources, Technology

Compare the costs and benefits associated with SaaS HR systems vs. the traditional software license model.


Software as a Service (SaaS) is a new wave of business solutions offering significant...

Excitement as Wilson Legal Solutions welcomes new additions to their team

News Article - 06/11/2014 : Bo Yancey, hr, human resources, Jennifer Hallett, legal it, legal technology, Human Resources, Technology

Wilson Legal Solutions welcomes Jennifer Hallett as senior director and Bo Yancey as senior business of law consultant


Managing a law firm without lawyers

Resource - 06/11/2014 : Finance, hr, human resources, law firm management, Human Resources

Report Factory tackle an interesting subject...

We, in professional firm management, often , almost always in fact, ask Lawyers and other professionals to do things they’re

A. Not very good at; and...

A world apart? The challenges and opportunities of a BD role overseas

Resource - 05/11/2014 : BD, business development, hr, human resources, law firm recruitment, Legal HR, Human Resources, Marketing & BD

Business development (BD) managers who have experience of working in leading UK law firms are an attractive source of talent for overseas law firms. Sophisticated BD skills, honed by experience of working in a large UK firm, often boasting...

Law firms and chambers told to up their game on diversity or face “nuclear” option of quotas

News Article - 31/10/2014 : hr, human resources, law firm diversity, legal futures, Human Resources

Law firms and chambers need to accelerate the increase in workforce diversity if they are to ward off the “nuclear” option of quotas being imposed, the Black Solicitors Network (BSN) has warned.

Its annual Diversity Legal Table...

HR agony aunt: Thinking about flexible working in law firms?

Blog post - 31/10/2014 : agony aunt, employment, flexible working, hr, human resources, Legal Practice Management, Legal Practice Management magazine, LPM magazine, performance reviews, Polly Jeanneret, practice management, Human Resources, Practice Management

This blog post was also featured as a column in the September issue of Legal Practice Management magazine. To...

Decoding your employment contract

Resource - 28/10/2014 : hr, human resources, law firm recruitment, morgan hunt, Human Resources

So you've nailed the interview and been offered the job of your dreams, what follows? Your employment contract of course! Having grasped what...

The benefits of HR employee self service

Resource - 28/10/2014 : hr, HR software, human resources, Human resources software, legal it, legal technology, Octopus HR, Human Resources, Technology

Employee Self Service (ESS) has come of age with many organisations of varying sizes adopting ESS HR systems. ESS for HR allows employees to easily view, create and amend their own HR data in a secure environment online via a web browser anytime...

Octopus HR case study: Potter Clarkson

Case Study - 27/10/2014 : hr, HR software, human resources, Octopus HR, Potter Clarkson case study, Human Resources

Potter Clarkson is a leading European firm of patent and trade mark attorneys with approximately 140 staff. 

Phil Morris, practice manager at Potter Clarkson had experience of using self-service HR systems so was already aware of the...

2014 Annual Law Firms’ Survey overview: People

Resource - 27/10/2014 : hr, human resources, law firm recruitment, pwc, PwC law firm survey, Human Resources

A number of law firms have seen chargeable hours return to 2008 levels. Despite the increased utilisation though, a number of grades do not meet their target chargeable hours.