When many law firms or legal departments first reach out to a staffing firm, they’re thinking in terms of an urgent or short-term need. They may not realize that this initial phone call can start a valuable long-term relationship as well.
Here are four long-term benefits of maintaining your partnership with a staffing firm:
- Deep understanding of your needs, culture, and team.
When you begin a relationship with a staffing firm, you have the opportunity to provide your staffing partner with key information needed to understand your unique needs and culture. Armed with this information, your staffing partner can make better recommendations, answer questions more effectively, and help you anticipate the most pressing needs your team will face in the coming months or years.
- Better temporary attorney connections.
Long-term relationships also help your staffing partner deepen their connections with others in your industry. As a result, when you need the help of a temporary attorney, your staffing partner can more easily recommend qualified professionals who will also offer a great fit for your current team and your firm’s mission, values, and goals.
- A strategic staffing partner.
What’s your long-term staffing strategy? How will you use hiring to improve the quality of the services you provide, maintain a competitive edge in your industry, and meet the firm’s mission, vision, values, and goals over the long term?
Your staffing partner can help you answer these questions. Your staffing partner can also help you create a strategic staffing plan that moves you closer to your long-term goals.
- An informed industry perspective.
Staffing firms that specialize in placing legal talent also specialize in understanding the legal field. This in-depth industry knowledge can significantly benefit the law firms and legal departments that cultivate a long-term relationship with their recruiters. When you have questions about the direction of your industry, you have a resource with insight.
At Assigned Counsel, our recruiters understand the unique challenges that come with hiring the attorneys you need. That’s because we began our careers in legal practice, making the shift to recruiting when we realized how important it is for law firms and legal departments to build strong long-term relationships with staffing partners. To learn more about our services, contact us today.