How Hiring a Recruitment Firm Helps You Grow Your Practice Sustainably

Posted November 9th, 2023 by Urban Legal Recruitment

As a partner or owner of a law practice, you’re responsible for growing your business and bringing new partners and associates to your firm. As you build your book of business, you’ll need additional staff to support your ever-growing legal team. These increasing staffing needs represent significant milestones for your company, making it essential to secure top talent. In this post, we discuss the major challenges in securing legal talent and why it pays to hire a professional recruitment firm to step in. 

3 Major Challenges of Hiring Top Talent

Challenge #1 

Finding the right candidate for a role is an increasingly challenging task. Qualified legal professionals are in high demand, and there’s stiff competition among law firms to attract the best candidates.

Challenge #2

The legal field relies on candidates with specialized skill sets. This may include the need for expertise in a specific area of law, advanced litigation skills, or a strong understanding of corporate law. The more specialized the requirements for a role, the more limited the pool of available talent, and the more complex your search will be.

Challenge #3

It’s not easy to attract lawyers with a wealth of experience. Experienced attorneys have already established their careers at other firms, so you’ll need to provide compelling reasons to encourage them to move.

The Benefits of Hiring a Legal Recruitment Professional

It takes a lot of time and careful vetting to select the right candidate. When faced with these hiring challenges, it’s no wonder many law firms and large organizations work with a recruitment team that specializes in legal recruitment. 

Extensive Industry Experience

As a recruitment firm with two decades of experience specializing in the legal field, we understand how the industry works and what it takes to meet your recruitment needs. We work with several of the top law firms in Canada and provide recruitment services to corporations with in-house legal teams.  

Understanding the Top of Recruitment Trends

Staying up-to-date with the latest trends is crucial in the ever-changing recruitment landscape, and given the intense competition for the best candidates, a strategic approach is essential. We take the time to understand what potential new hires are looking for so you can offer a competitive employment package to attract top talent. 

Following a Candidate-Centric Approach

We’ve developed a keen sense to identify the best candidates. While the right experience and skills are important, we also consider the candidate's career aspirations and personal goals to align them with a company that supports this. 

Our focus is not just to find the right candidate for the role but to match them to a company where they can thrive; when a company can meet most, if not all of the candidate's needs, they are more likely to stay in the long run, and of course, this benefits everyone.

Setting up a Structured Selection Process

As part of our recruitment strategy, we follow a structured selection process to find the best candidates for your organization. We first evaluate each candidate's qualifications and conduct a thorough reference check to ensure they can satisfy the requirements of the role. We also organize in-depth interviews that go beyond qualifications to understand the candidate’s personal and professional goals; by doing this, we can determine whether they’re a good fit for your corporate culture. We don’t just match qualifications with your job descriptions; we take a holistic approach to ensure we find the right candidate for the position.

Focus on Low Employee Turnover

Our in-depth process of qualifying each candidate has yielded great results! Our goal in legal recruitment is to ensure that you end up with long-term, sustainable hires by prioritizing what’s best for our clients and candidates.

This approach makes sense, as high employee turnover can have a negative impact on your company, such as instability, poor impressions on clients, adverse effects on company culture, and reduced team cohesiveness. 

Save Time and Focus on What Matters

Save time by outsourcing your hiring to a legal recruitment specialist so you can focus on your core legal activities and client service, which are essential to your success. Finding the right hire takes time and requires specialized skills that come from years of experience in the recruitment field. 

Connect with Urban Legal Recruitment

The legal industry is relatively small, and with two decades of screening and qualifying hundreds of candidates, we’ve worked with some of the most talented legal practitioners in the field. We leverage our networking connections and focus on a comprehensive advertising strategy on LinkedIn, so we can work quickly and efficiently to meet your unique staffing needs. To get your perfect legal team up and running, consult with us on your next hire.