Weekly Insight

With several months of the Covid-19 pandemic now behind us, we look forward to entering a new chapter at Urban Legal Recruitment. It goes without saying that everyone has faced challenges and changes in their professional and personal lives, and in many cases are just now able to return to a focus on moving forward in their careers.

With this in mind, we are starting a more in-depth conversation online. We will be posting weekly articles to this section of our site, covering a range of topics relevant to the new working environment we are all adjusting to.

Thank you for visiting - we look forward to continuing the conversation. Please visit us on our LinkedIn page, and follow us on Instagram to share your thoughts and comments.


What Is EQ?

​10/21/2020

The concept of emotional intelligence (EQ) is relatively new but we’ve learned quickly that it’s absolutely necessary for creating a high functioning workplace. In this article, we look at what EQ is, why it matters, and how it plays out in the legal industry. 

 

We’ve included a link to a short video of Daniel Goleman, author of the 1995 bestseller Emotional Intelligence, which has sold over 5 million copies sold worldwide. In the video, Daniel talks about what EQ is, whether humans are becoming more emotionally intelligent, and whether EQ is affected by culture or gender.


Do you think women typically have a higher EQ than men? You may be surprised by the answer.

 

The Essence of Recruitment

​10/14/2020

Thanksgiving 2020 will be an interesting one. COVID-19, an omnipresent reality through most of this year, has resulted in a sense of loss for many - loss of work, social connection, freedom, and the loss of how we typically communicate emotion. ‘Smiling eyes’ takes on a whole new meaning as we attempt to convey happiness from behind our masks. Or convey friendliness in the grocery aisle, or forgiveness if we are walking against the directional arrows (and who hasn’t done that?).

 

 


Rewiring For Gratitude

​10/07/2020

Thanksgiving 2020 will be an interesting one. COVID-19, an omnipresent reality through most of this year, has resulted in a sense of loss for many - loss of work, s ocial connection, freedom, and the loss of how we typically communicate emotion. ‘Smiling eyes’ takes on a whole new meaning as we attempt to convey happiness from behind our masks. Or convey friendliness in the grocery aisle, or forgiveness if we are walking against the directional arrows (and who hasn’t done that?).