Legal accounts quarterly market update from Balance Recruitment

News Article - 19/01/2012 : balance recruitment, legal accounts, market report, recruitment, Finance, Finance

The team at Balance Recruitment, a leading recruiter within the Legal Accounts sector in London, have published their third quarterly market update of 2010 and report on a better than expected summer period.

As the UK economy stabilises...

Record number of solicitors struck off

News Article - 19/01/2012 : law society, recruitment, Risk & Compliance, Risk & Compliance

There has been a 47% jump in the number of solicitors struck off and the figure is now at its highest for over a decade, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has revealed.

Some 84 solicitors were removed from the roll in the year to...

Generation Y: How to attract, engage and retain a highly demanding workforce

News Article - 19/01/2012 : recruitment, Human Resources, Human Resources

No one can deny that Generation Y's are a driving force behind the economy today, yet this generation, whilst very valuable to the future, is by far the most difficult to engage with, manage and retain.

This phenomenon may be a direct...

Allen & Overy launches dedicated reference app for iPhone

News Article - 19/01/2012 : recruitment, Marketing & BD, Marketing & BD, Technology

Allen & Overy (A&O) has launched its own iPhone application in a bid to make headline reference material about the firm more accessible to clients.

The new service, 'A&O Connect', for iPhones and iPads, is a quick reference...

Fears about Equality Act prove unfounded

News Article - 19/01/2012 : equality, recruitment, Human Resources, Human Resources

Leading HR professionals have said they are well prepared for changes introduced in the Equality Act, which came into force this month.

The act streamlines nine separate pieces of employment legislation into a single statute, while adding...

Job market growth remains weak, finds research

News Article - 19/01/2012 : billing, recruitment, VAT, Human Resources, Human Resources, Practice Management

The UK labour market grew at its weakest rate for a year last month, according to data from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

Their Report on Jobs, compiled from recruitment consultancy data and produced with KPMG, found...

Balance Recruitment expands legal accounts division

News Article - 19/01/2012 : balance recruitment, legal accounts, recruitment

The team at Balance Recruitment are delighted to be able to welcome Daniel Cumberworth on board to help strengthen the firms’ service offering within their niche accountancy division, placing permanent and interim staff within the Legal sector in...

RBS creates web portal for group-wide recruitment

News Article - 19/01/2012 : recruitment, Human Resources, Human Resources

RBS has launched an online recruitment 'matching portal' across its different brands, which it says bears similarities with internet dating software.

The global career portal will pool staffing for more than 30 of RBS's brands, including...

FFW overhauls trainee seat structure

News Article - 19/01/2012 : recruitment, Human Resources, Human Resources

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has slashed the number of departments graduates spend time in during their training contracts.

The firm has abolished its six-seat structure and now requires trainee solicitors to complete six-month stints in...

Slaughters gets tough on new recruits

News Article - 19/01/2012 : recruitment, Human Resources, Human Resources

Slaughter and May has become the latest law firm to introduce an extra layer of testing for its future trainees.

The top ten City firm added a written exercise to its selection procedure at the beginning of November when it started...

Unused holiday threatens a pre-Christmas staff exodus

News Article - 19/01/2012 : recruitment, Human Resources, Human Resources

Employers face a pre-Christmas exodus of staff as a quarter of workers still have more than 10 days holiday to take with only 21 working days left before the break, a survey has revealed.

The poll of more than 3,200 UK workers by...

Clifford Chance denies discrimination claim over axed US associates

News Article - 19/01/2012 : clifford chance, recruitment, Human Resources, Human Resources, Risk & Compliance

Clifford Chance has denied allegations that it discriminated against six associates who were laid off from its New York office in 2007.

The denial comes in response to a lawsuit brought by one of the six, Karen Ramdhanie, last month.

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Linklaters is UK's most diverse firm, says exclusive research

News Article - 19/01/2012 : recruitment, Human Resources, Human Resources

Linklaters' progressive workplace policies have led it to be crowned this year's most diverse firm.

The accolade is the result of annual research carried out by the Black Solicitors Network (BSN) for its fifth Diversity League Table (DLT...

Top firms reject candidates with 'working class accents'

News Article - 19/01/2012 : Elite, recruitment, Human Resources, Human Resources

The UK's top law firms are rejecting well-qualified candidates because their accents are too 'working class', according to a new study.

Research carried out by the Cass Business School shows that while elite firms have made strides on...

Happy New Year: HR's hopes and predictions for 2011

News Article - 19/01/2012 : cipd, recruitment, Human Resources, Human Resources

Practitioners and industry figures give PM their New Year's wishes

Jackie Orme, CIPD chief executive: "What we do as a profession over the next couple of years will define our role and our contribution over the next 20 years, so we...