A New Beginning

The holiday season is over and many organizations will be faced with staffing issues.   January is usually a time of resignations, terminations and forecasts. Planning ahead for this recurring reality is now even more important as we predict that 2015 is the year that intense recruiting competition returns.

That is because after years of slack hiring, the competition for top performers and technical talent will increase over the next year to the point where current recruiting resources and tools will be stretched to the limit. Aggressiveness, the need for counteroffers, higher rejection rates, and a renewed focus on recruiting the currently employed will all return to prominence. As a result of this increased competition, executives will begin to put pressure on hiring managers to produce new approaches that provide them with a competitive talent advantage.

One way to improve efficiency in recruiting is working with a staffing firm. This relationship is an investment that can save your organization the time and money it takes to locate, interview, hire and train new employees.

At Legal Specialists, our expert recruiters specialize in helping law firms plan for their staffing needs now and in the future. We are here to help you address human resource requirements with contract, contract-to-hire, permanent placement, and payroll-only option services. Our experienced staffing professionals excel at placing the best candidates with best-fit jobs. Plus, we have access to deep pools of legal talent and candidate databases that the general public does not.

Contact us today to start talking about strategic staffing for 2015!


Simple Solutions For Careers That May Be Bogged Down

We can all get trapped into career complacency if we are not careful.  Instead, it may be a good idea to put into place our own personal goals and evaluate, from time to time, the things we could do better – or for that matter – the things we shouldn’t do at all that might give our careers a more positive trajectory.


  • Being well informed
  • Balanced career and personal life
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Generosity
  • Encouraging others
  • Volunteering for civic activities
  • Doing more than called for in a job description
  • Having realistic expectations
  • Always prompt
  • Acknowledge mistakes


  • Shallow thinking
  • Being one-dimensional
  • Never acknowledging another person’s accomplishments
  • Disorganized – never planning ahead
  • Acting as a loner
  • Criticizing others
  • Lack of appreciation of peers
  • Self-righteous attitude
  • Belaboring a dissatisfaction over and over
  • Giving too little and expecting too much