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Legal 'Hiring Intentions' revealed in new report by Robert Walters

Published on: 9 Jul 2014

Boost for legal profession as employers commit to permanent hiring

Seven in ten organisations looking to recruit legal staff will be focused on permanent hires, according to a new survey from specialist professional recruiter, Robert Walters. Asked about their hiring intentions for the second half of 2014, the same proportion - 70% - agree that business growth will have the greatest impact on recruitment. More than six in ten hiring managers will be concentrating on recruiting junior to mid-level legal professionals, the survey reveals. 

In addition, while legal hiring managers are more likely to recruit than their counterparts in marketing, accounting or financial services, a third of survey respondents expect to be affected by skills shortages over the coming months.

Colin Loth, Director of Legal Recruitment at Robert Walters, says:

“Investment in permanent hires is a sign of increasing confidence and an indication that employers are building up legal headcount. As conditions improve, we anticipate more job seekers seizing the opportunity for a fresh challenge. With many predicting skills shortages, ensure you are equipped with the resources and knowledge to recruit the legal professionals your business demands.”

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