Macfarlanes rolls out CV-blind policy to training contract applicants

News Article - 17/07/2014 : CV-blind, hr, human resources, law firm recruitment, macfarlanes, recruitment, Human Resources

Macfarlanes has extended its CV-blind policy to its training contracts, making it the third firm to select its trainees using this method.

The City firm decided to incorporate a CV-blind element into its recruiting for this year’s...

Measuring performance – the new approach

Resource - 16/07/2014 : hr, human resources, Marketing and BD, measuring performance, The results Consultancy, Human Resources, Marketing & BD

Mapping and establishing business development competencies for performance evaluation and remuneration.

It’s been interesting reading the legal press recently and observing a transition away from the traditional lock step model...

Advanced Legal is driving growth with recruitment of fresh talent

News Article - 16/07/2014 : Advanced Legal, hr, human resources, legal it, legal technology, Human Resources, Technology

Software firm is looking to expand

Leading legal software firm, Advanced Legal, is on a talent hunt as part of its plans for...

Legal accounts salary survey 2014

Resource - 08/07/2014 : balance recruitment, Finance, hr, human resources, ILFM, salary survey, Survery, Finance, Human Resources

Balance Recruitment is an award-winning specialist accountancy recruitment consultancy with offices in London and Hertford. Balance...

Webinar: Conquering resistance to change in law firms

Event - 04/07/2014 : business transformation, change in law firms, hr, human resources, Oakview, practice management, webinar, Human Resources, Practice Management, Webinars

In this presentation, John Wade of OCCM and Sherry Bevan of Sherry Bevan Consulting, will walk you through the process of introducing, leading and managing change in law firms. They will: 

  • Help you to understand why people are...

How to come up with original legal blog ideas

Resource - 03/07/2014 : Content marketing, Digital copywriting, hr, human resources, legal content marketing, legal copywriting, legal marketing, Marketing and BD, McKenna Legal Copywriting, practice management, Print copywriting, Human Resources, Practice Management

Despite telling my clients that they need to blog at least once a week to improve and retain their rankings on Google, I have not posted anything on my own blog for nearly a month. Why have I not followed my own advice? 

Download the...

Nikec Solutions expands its horizons with new Sydney office

News Article - 03/07/2014 : Australian office, hr, human resources, legal technology, Nikec Solutions, Human Resources, Technology

Nikec Solutions expands its horizons with the opening of a new office in Sydney, Australia

Business expansion will provide local account management and enhanced technical support to customers in Australia and New Zealand...

Why financial services workers leave, and what firms can do to make them stay

News Article - 03/07/2014 : director of finance, Finance, financial services, hr, human resources, recruitment, Finance, Human Resources

Retention is one of the most pressing concerns of employers worldwide, and financial services is no exception.   

Keeping hold of talented workers is important from a financial, cultural and branding perspective...

Law firms finding cash: to thrive or survive

Video - 02/07/2014 : Finance, hr, human resources, Legal News, pwc, UK law firms, Finance, Human Resources

Video length: 4 mins 41 secs

David Snell, Glen Babcock and David Baxendale discuss the challenges facing law firms and what steps they can take to ensure they are maximising cash from within their own businesses.

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MiniSoft UK announce new UK operations manager

News Article - 01/07/2014 : hr, human resources, legal it, legal technology, minisoft, Finance, Technology

MiniSoft are delighted to announce that they have hired David Beeby as the new UK operations manager for MiniSoft.

David’s first...

Five secrets of influential people

Resource - 30/06/2014 : hr, human resources, influencing others, Legal News, Marketing and BD, Human Resources, Marketing & BD

Insight, tips and ideas on how to win more high value work

The acquisition of influence is a long-term process. It is the gradual accumulation of credibility over time, and it is a strategy far more than a skill....

HR agony aunt: Careless whispers

Blog post - 12/06/2014 : agony aunt, hr, human resources, Legal Practice Management magazine, LPM magazine, Polly Jeanneret, practice management, Human Resources, Practice Management

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

SRA whittles down diversity data non-compliers to hardcore 100

News Article - 10/06/2014 : Diversity data, enforcement, hr, human resources, Judicial Appointments Commission, solicitors regulation authority, SRA, Risk & Compliance

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has cut the number of law firms failing to hand over data on the diversity of their staff from 1,106 to 108.

The regulator said it had made it “very clear” to the remaining firms that...

HR agony aunt: Selfies and sickies

Blog post - 29/05/2014 : agony aunt, hr, human resources, Legal Practice Management, Legal Practice Management magazine, LPM magazine, Polly Jeanneret, sick days, video recruitment, Human Resources, Practice Management

This blog post was also featured as a column in the April issue of Legal Practice Management magazine. To read the issue in full, download LPM...

Eight pitching approaches that win work

Resource - 29/05/2014 : hr, human resources, Marketing and BD, Pitching, The results Consultancy, Human Resources, Marketing & BD

Winning business digest: insight, tips and ideas on how to win more high value work

Despite the continuing economic turbulence, pitches for new business and panel reviews haven’t diminished for many professional...