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31/07/2018
The human challenges of managing remote offices and employees

An increasing number of us work in geographically disparate locations often reporting in to a manage…

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13/05/2018
Honesty with caution when it comes to an interview!

In an interview being honest is commendable, but you still need to think about what you say.

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21/03/2018
What qualities should lawyers possess? Blue Pencil interviews non-executive director Paul Turner, ex-partner at Clyde & Co

Interview with Paul Turner (Senior lawyer with over 30 years legal experience including 11 years as…

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11/03/2018
How to land your ideal job role

Trying to land your ideal job role is often a frustrating experience full of pitfalls and potential …

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17/01/2018
Has the time come for “Artificially Intelligent” legal recruiters?

As we launch into 2018 with renewed vigour, the press continues to be full of stories chronicling th…

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30/11/2017
Run up to year end November 2017

Christmas, the run up to year end – a time for reflection, looking forward and cementing workplace …

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06/11/2017
How lawyers can improve their interviewing skills and why it matters!

My friends who are lawyers tell me that there are still a small minority of their colleagues who see…

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01/10/2017
Why lawyers in law firms can make excellent managers

For those of you like me who have spent many years working within the legal sector, we will all be …

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02/10/2016
How consultancy can offset the pressures of the modern legal practice

Richard Nelson, Senior Partner at Richard Nelson LLP, discusses the modern day pressures of a legal…

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15/09/2016
Why and how you should get yourself headhunted

The recruitment market has completely changed in the last 15 years. It is amazing to see the innovat…

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11/07/2016
Why ambitious junior lawyers need to create their own networks

Ahead of ‘How to make it as a City lawyer’, King & Wood Mallesons partner Ajay Pathak shares what he…

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27/05/2016
The 60-second interview: “No firm will succeed by cost cutting alone"

Osborne Clarke IT director Nathan Hayes says that firms should focus on service, not cost cutting in…

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08/03/2016
10 ways to get the most out of your training contract

So, today alone you have been made to race to the printer for the 28th time and run your 16th redlin…

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04/03/2016
Business Development for lawyers: How to farm your network successfully

Here we look at some practical ways to keep in touch with your contacts, once you’ve met them.

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02/02/2016
Implementing a Business Plan

Writing a business plan is actually quite a daunting prospect.. Most start-ups don’t know where they…

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25/01/2016
Why hiring managers should put more emphasis on winning personalities

Hiring senior executives is a conservative affair, even more so in the legal world. Rightly, emphasi…

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01/12/2015
How to ace competency-based interviews

Rob Marrs, Head of Education at the Society, offers advice on how to handle competency-based questio…

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01/11/2015
Why you should not accept a counter-offer

Last week we saw a statistic which may be staggering to some, but not to us. The statistic, from the…

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01/09/2015
Is social media really impacting recruitment?

Interesting Report on the Impact of Social Media in Recruitment

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01/08/2015
Faulty Job Portals & Candidate Application Systems. How you beat them.

Faulty Job Portals & Candidate Application Systems. Systems are killing 75% of job seekers' chances …

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01/06/2015
The dangers to employers of not providing feedback in the recruitment process.

One of the biggest issues and gripes in recruitment is the lack of feedback when candidates apply fo…

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01/05/2015
Recruitment Tips for Employers: "Recruiting in a Candidate Driven Market."

In a candidate driven market where there is a shortage of highly skilled applicants the recruitment …

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01/01/2015
New Year, new focus?

As an SME owner it can be a lonely and frustrating experience.

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