Flexibility: A Simple But Essential Recruitment Tool
Flexible work options are important to all of us, but when it comes to millennials, flex is essential. In today’s recruitment process, law firms need to understand the importance of having a flex policy and of showing new recruits that flexibility is part of the firm’s culture. Research clearly shows that flexibility is a key consideration when students and lawyers are choosing their firms (and when deciding to leave). Keeping up with the flexibility demands of this generation of law school graduates is an effective and inexpensive way to recruit the best students.
So, not only do firms need to have a flex policy but they also need to make sure it is being messaged and translated consistently during the recruitment process. All members of a firm’s recruitment team should be on the same page and using the same messaging when it comes to a firm’s flexible work options.
Alliance members are encouraged to join us for a Signature Seminar Series teleconference entitled “Using Flexibility to Recruit Your Next Generation of Superstars” which will delve into the importance of using your flex policy when recruiting law school grads. Recruitment teams, hiring partners, and committee members will all benefit from this expert advice. The call will take place from 1:00 – 2:15pm EST on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.
Presented by Kori Carew, Director of Strategic Diversity Initiatives at Shook, Hardy & Bacon and Kia Scipio, Associate Director at the Georgetown University Law Center, this seminar will offer advice from both the law firm and the student perspective. You’ll hear how the needs and wants of the next generation of attorneys are profoundly different from 5-10 years ago and how you can keep up with the demand. You’ll also learn how CSOs are counseling students on navigating flexibility without stigma from a potential employer and how firms are providing programs on diversity and flexibility for recruitment staff.
We hope you can join us on June 21!
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For more information, contact Eliza Musallam.