Recruitment Skills for Legal Practitioners

This course is suitable for leaders and emerging leaders as well as TA Managers/teams and HR professionals in the legal professions who want to formalise their interviewing and selection skills.

Course Overview

Strategic interviewing skills for leaders/emerging leaders and managers in law firms

The ability to attract excellent talent to meet the strategic and business needs of a firm is a key competency for leaders in law firms however many law firm leaders including new partners, senior associates and special counsel have never received any formal recruitment or interview training.

In the legal market where competition between firms for quality candidates is an ongoing challenge, it is the interview experience which can often be the difference between acceptance or rejection of a job offer.  In addition, poor hiring decisions are costly in terms of time, excessive recruiting costs, added training costs, poor performance and negative impact on teams.

Understanding how to interview and select the best person for a business-critical role is a crucial leadership competency and development skill and it is proven that good hiring practices and decisions can impact the organisation’s performance and bottom line.

We are pleased to announce that Deb Zurnamer is delivering our Strategic Recruitment Interviewing Skills course for law firms through the Recruitment Skills Academy developed by Rachel Hill.

This course has been specifically tailored for law firms and is an important investment in leadership competency in relation to Talent Attraction.  It covers fundamentals such as competency-based interviewing, the importance of Employee Value Proposition (EVP) and brand attraction, best practice interview structure as well as seeking evidence of competence, both in relation to technical legal experience and essential skills for the role.

This course offers a strategic and informed approach to the interview process and best practice recruitment and includes:

  • The current legal market

  • EVP and brand attraction

  • The art of taking a good brief

  • Competency-based interviewing

  • Question types & in-depth probing techniques

  • Best practice interview structure

  • Preparation & competency questions for interview

  • Process of observing, assessing & taking notes

  • Interview practice question technique

  • Candidate evaluation

  • Different assessment methods

  • Diversity & inclusion and Unconscious Bias in recruitment

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Applying a systematic selection process, which includes a structured interview and probing questions to effectively address competence for the role.

  • The ability to seek evidence of competence, both in relation to technical legal experience and essential skills for the role.

  • Understanding competency or behavioural based interviewing techniques and being able to prepare appropriate questions.

  • Recognising different question types in interviews (those that do and don’t work)

  • Following a professional interview structure and note taking.

  • Understanding the importance of promoting the firm’s unique EVP and employer branding.

  • Candidate evaluation and scoring.

  • The importance of a comprehensive brief.

  • Diversity and Inclusion in recruitment.

  • Unconscious bias overview.

Other Course Information

  • In person classroom-based at client premises.

  • Half day course (4 hours)

  • Course Fee – $4000 + GST for a half day and may include up to 15 participants.

  • Split course fee 2 x 2 hours (4 hours) $4500 + GST

  • All courses delivered on site at your offices (Clients to provide training rooms, catering and printing of workbooks)

  • Online options also available for those with remote or dispersed teams and offices.

  • Pre-course work on Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the Law will be sent out a week in advance.

Registration Information

Interested in learning more? Contact Us to find out more.

Course Trainer

Rachel Hill – Director. See Bio.

Rachel consults to leading organisations across Australia and New Zealand.

Check out more of her work at Hill Consulting HRS.

Rachel also offers in-house courses available for TA teams and or Hiring Managers. Contact me for an initial chat.

Next Available Dates

Sydney and Melbourne

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