With the ease of making connections via social media and job postings reaching more people than ever before, many people ask if a recruiter’s fee remains a beneficial expense. Companies and law firms face mounting cost-containing pressures, and external recruiters are often a cost targeted for reduction. All employers agree that their most valuable resource is its employees and hiring the right – or the wrong – person is a decision critical to the bottom line. So the question becomes whether a recruiter can result in a better hire? Our clients say yes – when certain conditions exist.
Looking to hire an attorney in 2019? With the continued increasing demand for top legal talent across the state of Texas, companies and law firms alike need to step up their game throughout the recruitment process. Great candidates now have several opportunities in hand once they are looking to make a move, and your firm/company may not be under consideration if your process has been too protracted, you have not spent time courting the candidate or you have simply not put your best foot forward. By thinking tactfully and creatively, you can differentiate yourself from others competing for the same top legal talent!
Sending all clients, candidates, and friends the warmest of wishes this holiday season and throughout the New Year.
Thank you for allowing us to partner with you in your hiring needs or job search!
Momentum is proud to announce that one of our principals and founders, Jane Pollard, was recently voted onto the board of directors for The National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC). NALSC is a professional organization comprised of legal search consultants across the United States and Canada whose members agree to abide by the NALSC Code of Ethics®. NALSC also provides an educational forum for members and for the legal and business community, and allows NALSC members to learn and socialize together at its two conferences each year.
As this article in Above the Law indicates, privacy law is a growing field. We are already seeing an increase in demand for lawyers with any sort of data privacy and/or cybersecurity experience, and we expect this trend to continue in the foreseeable future. Just in Austin alone, we have two openings for attorneys with 1-7 years of data privacy or cybersecurity expertise. Depending on the attorneys' backgrounds, the firm might be willing to train and let them learn this area of the law on-the-job. Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference "Data Privacy Openings" for more details. These opportunities are with a boutique firm with a long and successful track record and where partnership is a realistic and viable goal.
The Dallas Metroplex area and Austin continue to top lists as best places to find a job in 2018, as reported by Marcy de Luna of culturemap Austin. See http://austin.culturemap.com/news/city-life/01-15-18-austin-best-places-to-find-a-job-wallethub/. As with the job market overall, we continue to see the strongest growth and demand in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and in Central Texas, but with Houston on an upward trend and improving as well.