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