Reflecting on Four Years at Ardent: Phil Kennedy
Phil Kennedy shared his thoughts on an eventful period in legal recruitment and what he’s learnt about good practice in the industry.
Three Years in Post with Consultant Jon Kennedy
Ardent consultant Jon Kennedy gave his view on the legal recruitment market 3 years after he joined the business.
Congratulations to our Sponsored Team
Congratulations to Old Wilsonians under 10 Bourner, based in Bromley, for being runners up in the Autumn Bronze Chalice final.
Paying Attention to the Present Moment
A couple of months ago the team at Ardent sat down with James Scholfield, a mindfulness/awareness teacher, to hear his story about how being more mindful helped unveil peace during
Ardent Team welcomes Kat Jones as Operations Manager
Kat has 20 years’ experience in the legal recruitment industry, joining a major firm as a new graduate in 2000 and working up to an associate director role. Kat’s former
Consultant Matt Parsons Talks About His First Year at Ardent
Having had just over 9 months out of work, through a combination of gardening leave and Covid, getting back into a regular working pattern was a challenge. I’d compare it
Legal Trailblazers: Kaleem Kham, The Legally Blind Guy
As part of our series talking to lawyers who are pushing boundaries in the profession, we interviewed Kaleem Khan, a Senior Tax Associate at Travers Smith.
Role Models and Professional Progression
Back in March members of the Ardent team attended an event to mark International Women’s Day. One of the discussion points that resonated most strongly was the importance of role
Ardent’s Top Tips for Reducing Stress
Both law and recruitment are considered highly stressful occupations. At the end of Stress Awareness Month, the Ardent team shares top tips for reducing stress at work.
Managing Stress in Legal Recruitment
Recruitment has been described as one of the most stressful occupations. Ardent Director Jane Gaunt and Operations Manager Kat Jones explained the stress in legal recruitment.
Supporting Colleagues with Chronic Health Conditions
We regularly speak to candidates who live with long term health conditions and work with firms to ensure they receive reasonable adjustments. We spoke to Rebecca Owen about her experience
How can we Break the Bias in the Legal Profession?
8 March 2022 is International Women’s Day. The theme is break the bias, as we look to live in a world that is inclusive and free from bias.
Market update: Steady and Strategic in 2023
Ardent Director Jane Gaunt reflects on the recent ups and downs of the legal recruitment market and makes predictions on recruitment volume, hybrid working and salaries in 2023. What
Is the Legal Recruitment Boom Sustainable in 2022?
After the legal recruitment boom of 2021, the last six months have continued to be brisk, with a significant amount of recruitment reported at all levels.
Legal Salaries: Behind the Headlines
Legal salaries have been in the news recently, We examine the headlines and the reality in a fast moving market.
Market Update: How can we Retain Talent in 2022?
If there is one common theme that all law firms share it is “how do we retain talent and hire the best people in the market?”
Home or Away? Job Locations and Working Practices in 2022
Ardent consultant Jon Kennedy reviews the impact of the pandemic on job locations and working practices in the legal industry.
Finding your Next Role
When we tell friends and family that we work in legal recruitment, quite understandably they imagine our working days are spent helping law firms find great candidates for existing vacancies.