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To Our Valued Clients and Business Partners: Collier Legal Search continues to stay informed of the events surrounding the global outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and monitor the impact. Our first priority is the health and safety of our employees, clients, and business partners. We are prepared to continue our operations throughout the duration of this public health...

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2019 is shaping up to be a solid year for law firms, according to midyear reports compiled by Wells Fargo, Thomson Reuters, and Citi Private Bank. Here are some 2019 law firm HR trends that will likely carry into 2020: Firm Challenges The Multi-Generational Workforce – Today the typical law firm has four generations of employees....

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Has Professional Ghosting Crept Into Your Workplace? Halloween is right around the corner, and the streets will soon be filled with little witches, goblins, and ghosts. But what about the ghosts wandering the corporate realm? Ghosting was once a term reserved for the dating scene and used to describe a person who suddenly disappeared from...

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Legal recruiting can be challenging in the current candidate-driven market. Many law firms and corporate legal departments are struggling to find talent in 2018’s candidate-driven market. The national unemployment rate is at historic lows, and the Texas job market is no different. Experienced legal professionals, from attorneys to support staff, are in high demand with...

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Are you preparing for a presentation interview? When presentations, public speaking or persuasion are part of a job description, candidates may be asked to make a presentation as part of their interview. A presentation interview can test many things about a candidate; the ability to represent and sell an idea, the ability to inspire an audience...

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Some businesses experience a slowdown during the summer months, while others remain busy. Here is a summer staffing checklist to get you through the summer.   During the summer, partners and associates often sacrifice their vacations to client cases and litigation schedules, but the same is not necessarily true for legal support staff such as...

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Do you experience high staff turnover? Staff turnover is an unavoidable, natural part of the hiring and employment cycle. Staff turnover is an unavoidable, natural part of the hiring and employment cycle. Economic turmoil, industry fluctuations and attrition can cause unexpected spikes in turnover, but if your firm has regularly lost talent across a number of...

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Firms of all sizes and specialties have taken advantage of the significant savings and profit potential of utilizing a contract attorney.  Here are five common scenarios. A contract attorney is licensed to practice law, but instead of working for a firm as a full-time employee, they work on an hourly, project, or temporary basis. They have...

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Are you ready for your performance review? A proactive approach before, during and after your performance review can keep your career moving in the right direction. It’s that time of year when associates meet with senior attorneys, partners or management committees to discuss their performance over the past twelve months. The results of this review...