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 has the recruitment market been doing in the last 2 years? Unprecedented times at a global level caused an unprecedented shift in the legal [...]
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?”
Ardent consultant Jon Kennedy reviews the impact of the pandemic on job locations and working practices in the legal industry.
We support better mental health and wellbeing across the legal profession. We spoke to Karen Senior, HR Manager at Sharpe Pritchard about their approach to mental health.
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. But the reality is often more complex. We actually spend a high percentage of our time advising legal professionals about their career. They discuss with us if it is the right time to move, which firms will suit them in terms of culture and remuneration, and which potential opportunities might be attractive. This is often before any actual vacancy is identified.
We are always mindful of the impact stress has on the mental health of those in the legal profession. Over the summer the Ardent team has trained in Mental Health First Aid. We asked Mental Health First Aid Instructor James Capell-Abra of Stress Matters, who trained the team, to share some thoughts on mental health in the legal profession.