Of top careers to choose from, becoming an attorney is certainly an elite profession – lawyers have several options in terms of gainful employment and they are definitely not limited to run-of-the-mill private practices either. In fact, the legal industry is as dynamic as ever in its response to the overabundance of legal issues at hand. Fortunately, headhunters are becoming the apex solution for both professionals desiring such a rewarding role, as well as corporate clients and executive teams who require a credentialed expert to represent them. Recruiters, therefore, are changing this very enterprise for the better.
A legal recruiter provides better quality candidates by performing in-depth background checks, vetting an individual’s qualifications to be an exact fit for each specific employer, and presenting a potential attorney only after they’ve established key ethics, experience, and favourable personal presentation is appropriate. For businesses in Canada, headhunters are improving the legal industry as a whole by exploring new avenues of profitable corporate opportunity and then attractively presenting them to potential legal counsel who will also stand to benefit tremendously over traditional roles.
Not only do expert legal recruiters vet both hiring organizations and individual clients, but they are then able to use that information, together with the aid the latest software and on boarding strategies, to correlate a selection of best possible candidates for available roles. This process not only streamlines and expedites the hiring process –it also saves a vast amount of money. Previously, costs associated with a company directly hiring for high-level positions have easily exceeded $50,000 per search, and moreover, when the search is sometimes unsuccessful for whatever reason, the organization has to start over from square one. Utilizing a legal recruiter is insurance. Better quality candidates mean better character, better reputation and that the new hire also has a bold investment in their success and the companies’.
In addition to attorneys, other legal professionals can also utilize these services. From paralegals to professional case investigators, there are several benefits in going through an industry-specific employment agency. For instance, many companies prefer to hire through proven channels. If a candidate’s CV or resume is, therefore, agency-listed, it is essentially guaranteed to make it in front of a hiring manager. Further, career seekers who might otherwise not be an exact fit for an opening may still have a shot at proving themselves by working an initial amount of time through the agency while the company hires the candidate on a probationary or monthly basis. This is a win-win situation because the new hire may get paid more frequently via the agency, and the end of the day the employer has the opportunity to permanently hire or exchange the candidate for one better suited to the business culture.
These are all reasons that this industry – the legal industry here in Canada – is best served by the recruitment system. Whereas in other industries, traditional job searching techniques and internal hiring might do just fine, in the legal industry that’s just too risky, too expensive and too clunky. Headhunters are changing the legal industry for the better.2018-05-09