As we start to come out of what will hopefully be the final lockdown, optimism in the in-house legal recruitment market abounds. Hiring strategies within financial services are likely to get back on track meaning competition for the best candidates is strong, but interviews are likely to be virtual for some time yet, and for many will form a permanent part of the recruitment process. So if you’re looking to hire for your team, how do you choose and secure the best candidate online?
The in-house legal market has always been competitive. Legal departments, that are relatively small and rarely recruit, often have a huge number of applicants from magic, silver and US law firms to choose from. During the current health crisis there are fewer opportunities but more people looking, from the privacy of their homes.
A poor candidate experience from one company is a good hire for their competitor, warns Jane Fry and Tracy Brown, founders of Fry & Brown, specialist legal recruiters for the financial services industry.
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