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Things to Keep in Mind When Reorganizing or Downsizing

Things to Keep in Mind When Reorganizing or Downsizing During a troubled economy, many law firms are forced to reorganize or downsize their organizational structures and strategies. This included things such as layoffs, mergers and acquisitions, office closings, reducing payroll expenses and more. Organizations are often led to downsizing, also called reorganizing or rightsizing, in order to cut costs to stay profitable or maximize efficiency and focus on core business functions. + read more


Employee Productivity and Collaboration in Law Firms

Employee Productivity and Collaboration in Law Firms Do you think that a law firm is generally “unmanageable?” Are most attorneys and staff personnel left to fend for themselves in a sink or swim environment? Are there firms with a collaborative model? Does this dynamic boost employee productivity? + read more


The Cost of Training vs. Not Training

The Cost of Training vs. Not Training Training costs often become a deterrent for most organizations. It’s easier to throw a new employee into his or her job without giving training, expecting the employee to learn on the job. However, the cost saved by not training employees can benefit you only in the short-term. Costs incurred on account of mistakes done by untrained employees, lost sales, lost customers, and constant supervision on them can be much higher in terms of money and duration. + read more


Presenting Business Plans: Why People Feel Nervous and What You Can Do About It

Presenting Business Plans: Why People Feel Nervous and What You Can Do About It If you are looking for finance to either start up a business or expand your existing one you have to accept that if you want the Bank to say yes to your superb business idea, you are going to have to spend time preparing for the interview. + read more


8 BIG Small Business Mistakes

8 BIG Small Business Mistakes Here’s an interesting notion: Do you realize that there are mistakes you can make at various stages of your business’ growth that can be slowly killing it for months or even years if you don’t watch for them? + read more


What’s happening with the Texas Voter ID Law

What’s happening with the Texas Voter ID Law The Texas Voter ID Law is in the center of a national debate for right or wrong reasons according to how you view it. However, political camps have been blasting each other over what is essentially a legal issue, but with wide political ramifications. Especially so, because this is the election year, and because several other states have proposed or pending litigation in the same or similar lines as the Texas Voter ID Law. On Friday, a three-judge federal panel (some people have already pointed out two of the three are Democrat appointees) suggested that the legislation would disproportionately hurt racial minorities. + read more


Rearranging the Chairs on Titanic’s Deck: NYC Bar Association Creates Task Force to Study Legal Market

Rearranging the Chairs on Titanic’s Deck: NYC Bar Association Creates Task Force to Study Legal Market It’s everywhere in the news that the New York City Bar Association is forming a brilliant task force to study the legal job market. According to Carey Dunne, the president of the NYC bar association, the ostensible job of the task force would be to assess whether the weak job market is primarily a result of temporary factors, or whether it reflects a more permanent shift in the law industry. One thing is sure, as Dunne says, “I’m sure there’s no simple answer.” But as a commenter on the Wall Street Journal post mentioning the news indicated caustically, “the committee’s recommendations will amount to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.” + read more


Values vs Skills: What Do You Look for While Recruiting?

Values vs Skills: What Do You Look for While Recruiting? As a law firm, what weighs more, according to you, when recruiting new employees – their values or their adeptness at functional skills? Both approaches have their own pros and cons. Employers who vouch for a value-based approach believe that functional skills can definitely bring in short-term success but values are what really ensure an organization’s long-term success. Values are what will keep these employees loyal to an organization and work towards a common mission defined by the organization. Skills can be developed over time but not values! Integrity cannot be overlooked to get the right skills in a candidate. + read more


The Temporary Staffing Strategy - Survival Instinct for Hiring

The Temporary Staffing Strategy - Survival Instinct for Hiring The temporary staffing industry has always been looked upon as a bellwether for the U.S., according to the analysts. It is used during survival mode by most hiring managers. + read more


Effective Hiring Strategies — Making the Best Use of Job Postings

Effective Hiring Strategies — Making the Best Use of Job Postings All bad online job ads exhibit the same mistakes — dull writing, uninspiring language and failure to highlight the company’s image. Here are some of the best ways to craft job postings that will appeal to the right candidates. + read more


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