Human Resource Management in Law Firms



The May edition of our Practice Management Alert features issues such as the value and importance of employees, first impressions and the practicalities of remote employee management, recruitment and interviews. Some of the content referred to is linked below:


Bohlale Paile offers practical advice in her series of YouTube videos such as:

· Best questions to ask at the end of your Interview – 2021

· Tell me about yourself: interview question (3 simple steps)

· Tips on starting a new job!

· Update your LinkedIn Profile in 2021 (4 simple ways)


The importance of constructive and continuous feedback as fundamental element of employee well-being is highlighted by The Impact Lawyers in Why should employees be listened to? published on 19 May 2021.


Recruitment is discussed in Factors for hiring new lawyers published by The Impact Lawyers on 10 May 2021; Evolving law firm: Team hiring published on 25 May 2021 in the Lawyer’s Daily and How law firms can maximize their Gen Z recruiting investments published by the Legal Executive Institute on 6 May 2021.


Onboarding a remote employee is more challenging than doing it in-person. The goals, however, remain the same: To help the employee get off to a fast start, build relationships, understand the culture, and recognize expectations.” This is according to James M. Citrin in his article How to set up a remote employee for success published on 10 May 2021 in the Harvard Business Review.


Perry M. Phillip looks at securing proprietary information when key employees resign, in his article Under wraps published in the May 2021 issue of Legal Management.

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