Recruitment & retention

Recruitment & retention guidance:

Employers may wish to know whether a prospective employee has a criminal record, for example because: • it reflects on the employee’s character and suitability for the...

Practice Note

Recruiting and selecting the right candidate is only half the battle to achieving a high quality in-house legal team, once they’re on board you need to develop and hang...

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This Practice Note covers: • basic content of an offer letter • taking up references • keeping in touch before the start date • preparing for their first day • inductions...

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Interviews are a tried and tested recruitment tool, which can be supplemented by other selection methods depending on the role you are recruiting for. Some are more...

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Finding and recruiting the right person can be a difficult and time consuming task and if mistakes are made it can prove costly to the organisation. It’s...

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The new competencies framework can be used to support a number of different activities including recruitment and selection. In this Practice Note, we list a number of...

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Role Purpose The Chief Operating Officer is required to show strong leadership and exceptional influencing skills. They are expected to have the highest levels of...

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Role purpose The main function of the knowledge management position is to help champion organisation-wide knowledge sharing so that the organisation's know-how,...

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Whilst new blood and experience from another sector can be hugely beneficial to an in-house department, it is a pity when a team has no choice but to hire a...

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Agreeing the profile If a vacancy has arisen as a result of a departure, does it make sense to fill it with someone with the same, lesser or more experience? It is always...

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Recruitment is of fundamental importance to the operation of a successful in-house legal team, but it commands much less attention than other, arguably less critical,...

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It seems a bit of a paradox that the transition made by a lawyer from a law firm to an in-house position is often challenging and yet there would seem to be limited...

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