HR viewed as out of step with lawyers’ demands

first_img Comments are closed. HRprofessionals in the legal sector are being urged to work more closely withsenior lawyers to help recruit and retain staff.Anew report by recruitment consultancy EJ Legal claims that young lawyers arenot committed to a traditional legal career. Two-thirdsof lawyers believe the career structure is in need of change, while 85 per centof HR professionals believe it is fine.Whenasked whether the opportunity to follow a different career path would have animpact on retention, 60 per cent of partners said that it would.But45 per cent of HR professionals do not see it as an issue.RobertHalton, HR director at law firm DLA, believes young lawyers are following a newapproach to their careers.Hesaid, “The traditional legal career structure was to join a solicitors andwork your way up to the top. Lawyers, as are all employees, are now looking todevelop their reputations and CVs by using the names of companies to developtheir careers.”Eighty-fiveper cent of HR staff believe family-friendly policies are key to retaininglawyers, and 65 per cent of those without such policies said they areconsidering introducing them.Haltonsaid, “The question of retention is not about family-friendly policies butabout schemes that are flexible for all employees, including access to mobilephones and laptops. To increase retention, we allow employees to buy extraholidays after three years of employment.”  EJLegal’s Warren Green said, “The survey reveals a widespread difference ofopinion between legal and HR professionals. To ensure lawyers’ concerns areaddressed, the two must start working closer together to ensure there is not adecline in talent joining the profession, or indeed, lawyers leaving theprofession.” Nelson HR viewed as out of step with lawyers’ demandsOn 22 May 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

EU to Invest €1 Billion in Transport Network

first_imgThe European Commission is proposing to invest over €1 billion in 39 key projects that will develop sustainable and innovative transport infrastructure in Europe across all modes.The investment is made via the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the EU’s financial mechanism supporting infrastructure networks, and will unlock a total of €4.5 billion of public and private co-financing.According to the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA), included in the funding is the development of maritime ports (€78.9 million) and inland waterways (€44.7 million).The projects include such flagship initiatives as increasing the speed of the railway access line to the Fehmarnbelt tunnel between Denmark and Germany; adapting the most important Belgian inland waterway, the Albert canal, for larger freight transport; as well as improving the capacity of the Port of Gdansk in Poland, reported INEA.The EU Member States represented in the Connecting Europe Facility Coordination Committee now need to formally approve the proposed funding decision at their meeting on 12 December 2017.After the adoption of formal Decision by the Commission, the INEA will then prepare and sign grant agreements with the beneficiaries of the individual projects in the first quarter of 2018.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal TD Padraig MacLochlainn has slammed those who accept Martin McGuinness as Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland but reject the idea of him being President.The Sinn Féin TD for Donegal North East, has said the “anti-McGuinness rhetoric” is “hypocritical and partitionist”.Mr McGuinness came third in a Sunday Business Post poll today with 16% support. David Norris is the favourite to win, with 21%, while Michael D Higgins is in second place on 18%.Deputy McLaughlin said many commentators are being “two-faced”.MACLOCHLAINN SLAMS ANTI-MCGUINNESS CAMP AS ‘HYPOCRITES” was last modified: September 25th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:martin mcguinnessPADRAIG MACLOCHLAINNlast_img read more

Spring weather outlook

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The weather for the first part of the year has been mild to say the least with average temperatures running well above normal. The very mild February continued into March and similar trends are expected for the next several months when addressing temperatures. While most enjoy the warmer than normal temperatures for the winter and spring, if the trend continues into the summer months as the models are leaning we may change our opinion. Precipitation, mainly in the form of rain, was above normal for the past month and this trend is also expected to continue into April, or at least for the next couple of weeks. Looking at these conditions in relation to the ag industry, the temperatures to this point for spring will aid in raising the soil temperatures for planting, but the moisture could lead to delays in getting early seed in the ground.Examining the monthly outlook guidance, a drying trend is noted as we move into May along with temperatures at or above normal. Last freeze dates appear to be following normal trends for the region. May looks to be more favorable with normal or slightly below normal rainfall expected with continued near or above normal temperatures. Moving into the summer months the climate models are hinting at temperatures that remain above normal with precipitation regimes leaning towards normal or slightly below normal conditions. So overall the temperatures are expected to be supportive, but rainfall will be the factor to watch moving forward.last_img read more