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Robert Half Legal Leverages Unique Industry Knowledge to Fill Key Attorney Positions Quickly
Client Profile Industry: Trial law firm
Company Size: 280+ attorneys in five offices around the United States.
Our client is a successful, 20-year-old law firm specializing in litigation. They have experienced continued growth in their business, including FORTUNE ® 500 companies in the United States and around the world. The client is somewhat unique as a business litigation firm due to the fact that they actually try many cases. In fact, their success has been most evident in trying and winning more business cases than firms many times their size. The recruitment of attorneys with the ability to collaborate and work as a team, as well as those possessing trial-savvy skills and knowledge, has been essential for their growth. Recently, the client needed to hire two associate-level attorneys. Because the client's office was located near a larger, more "glamorous" city with a well-established marketplace for legal professionals, it was sometimes hard to entice highly qualified candidates to their location. They called upon Robert Half Legal to handle the search for highly skilled candidates for the two full-time openings.
Due to the client's past working relationship with the Robert Half Legal Recruiting Manager, we were called to initiate and drive the search process. This began with a thorough discussion with the client regarding the requirements for the position. The Recruiting Manager's knowledge of the legal industry, as well as her access to a vast database of prospects, enabled the process to get under way smoothly. After a careful evaluation process, the candidates were presented for interviews with the client. As the process evolved, the Robert Half Legal Recruiting Manager stayed in close contact with the client and proactively "project managed" the search – ensuring that schedules were maintained and the partners were kept apprised. Not only did the process remain on track, but the right candidates were quickly selected. In all, both placements were completed within three weeks.
Client's Return on Investment
The key to this successful search from the client's perspective was the level of industry knowledge and customer service provided by Robert Half Legal. The client has worked with other hiring agencies, but is especially impressed with the Robert Half Legal Recruiting Manger's unique skill in finding candidates that were a perfect fit for their location and office culture. Robert Half Legal's expertise ensured that the process went smoothly and was wrapped up in days and weeks – not months. The client stressed that the Robert Half Legal Recruiting Manager really cared about the candidates who were recommended, plus they appreciated that each prospect was pre-evaluated.
The client believes that working with Robert Half Legal saved time and ensured the right fit for the open positions (both of the candidates have been very successful in their positions so far). The Recruiting Manager's experience, openness and ability to access the right candidates enabled her to "ask the right questions that other headhunters don't." The client says that the team at Robert Half Legal knows what makes a good placement and never tries to force someone who isn't quite right for the job. They will definitely use Robert Half Legal again when the need arises and have recommended our services to their colleagues.