GenY blog series: 2 of 4

This is a 4 part blog series about GenY. This was part of a presentation “How to inspire younger Gen Y colleagues to stay motivated & pursue their careers” that Rachel Brushfield, Director of EnergiseLegal created for a Panel session at The International Bar Association (IBA) conference in Paris on 8 May 2014 (IBA

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GenY blog series: 1 of 4

This is a 4 part blog series about GenY. This was part of a presentation “How to inspire younger Gen Y colleagues to stay motivated & pursue their careers” that Rachel Brushfield, Director of EnergiseLegal created for a Panel session at The International Bar Association (IBA) conference in Paris on 8 May 2014

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People issues are ‘soft and fluffy’

Really?

This blog shares some key facts about the cost of talent drain.

Replacing employees who leave can cost up to 150% of the departing employee’s salary. The CLC report says that highly engaged organisations have the potential to reduce staff turnover by 87%. The disengaged are more likely to leave the organisation

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The hidden costs of losing talent

I have always thought that being a Partner in a law firm must be one of THE most stressful jobs going.

A traditional partner role has a very broad remit, constant pressure, having to account for your every action/time and lawyers are expected to be good managers, and commercial without always being equipped with

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How much is our recruitment budget?!!

In 2007, I invested 6 months of time and money researching employee engagement and talent management and looking at trends.

More and more coaches and consultants were entering the market and I was missing strategy work, so wanted to explore this new (to me) area, and wanted to invest in my long term career

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Oops! There goes another one.

Watch out, watch out there is a lot of costly talent drain about.

Managing Partners of small and medium sized law firms who I have met recently have been complaining about key staff being lured away by bigger firms with bigger salary budgets. For a smaller firm, not only does this leave a big

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Once upon a time………..

Once upon a time there was an enlightened innovative law firm.

Even though they were already successful and not in enough ‘pain’ to have to make changes, they were not complacent but forward thinking. They created the firm around career fulfilment rather than just making money. Roles and career paths were designed around individual’s strengths

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Are you too black and white?

Black and white dogmatism, rather than open mindedness frustrates me.

I am someone who thinks a lot, so if I do something, it is because I have thought about it. It is rare that I am asked a question that makes me think. How often do you ask questions that make your clients think?

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Is employee engagement driving your strategic change?

This is a guest blog by Esterase. It originally appeared in ‘Modern Law Journal’ a new magazine for the new legal market in February 2013.

Whether moving to an ABS structure, a merger, or another change in strategy, the practical implementation of your plans is the real challenge. You need to consider timings, the

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