Baby making funny face, I get the part with eeny, meeny, miny, moe but how will you manage to catch a tier by it's toe?

What Clients should know about Recruiting in 2022, the current trend: Recruiters are picking which searches they want to work on!

The good news is that the legal market is booming post-COVID. The bad news is that the legal market is booming post-COVID.

You already know that good candidates are hard to come by in our current market… but did you know that there are so many open searches that your recruiters are cherry picking which ones they want to work on? Unbeknownst to you, you may have given your search to someone who is not even working it (emoji with hands up in the air like who knows)

The reason for this is because finding could candidates right now is about as difficult as catching a tiger by its toe…. Almost literally. It is hard to get placements closed so recruiters want to work on the searches that give them the best chances to close the deal. It’s understandable but it’s NOT good news for getting the results your attorneys are counting on you to provide.

At the end of the day, the recruiters you work with will reflect on YOUR reputation and success within the firm. That’s a scary thought, isn’t it? Make sure you align yourself with recruiters that will come through for you so that you will shine in your role by recruiting top talent for your firm within a reasonable time frame.

eeny, meeny, miny moe...

How to pick a recruiter:

  • LOOK at websites and identify recruiters that appeal to you.
  • LOOK for testimonials or ask for recommendations.
  • SCHEDULE a call to find out if there is a good understanding of the market conditions and the requirements of your search.
  • GET a commitment that the recruiter will make you a priority. Ask if they have the adequate time available right now to put into YOUR search.
  • START WITH ONE. Give it to one recruiter to start with and give that person a dedicated timeframe for an exclusive. This will serve in your best interest for many reasons. (See Three Reasons you should hire….)
Catching a tiger by its toe is a time-consuming task. It takes grit, determination, skill, experience, and a wealth of creativity.
These are the traits that define Alliance Legal Staffing but, in all fairness, I too have had to make myself extremely conscientious of what my lack of follow through means for my clients. It is VERY hard to turn away business of any sorts for all of us. We want to be able to do it all, but the harsh reality is that we – none of us – can. Period.
At Alliance Legal, we have made the conscious decision recently to address some simple steps to make sure you are put in the best possible light within your organization.
IF you agree to give us a jump-start, before adding any other recruiters into the mix, we will:

  • Commit to a timeframe for completion of a successful search.
  • Provide you with a weekly update to keep you in the loop of exactly where we are in the process.
  • Provide a discount on any search that exceeds our original timeframe due to any delays incurred on our end.
Alliance legal is committed to coming up with ways of raising the bar to serve you better.