Thursday, October 8, 2015

Why Do Attorneys Choose to Work at One Firm Over Another?

According to personnel search coach Harrison Barnes:

While there are exceptions, most attorneys choose between competing law firm offers based upon

  • The perceived prestige level of the firm,
  • The perceived sense of importance that the attorney attaches to working in a given firm,
  • Whether or not the attorney perceived that he/she will be assimilated in a socio-cultural perspective into the firm,
  • The perceived work offered,
  • The attorney's perceived advancement potential in a given firm, and
  • Money

As we analyze the placements we make, even we are surprised to see that the least important consideration to most attorneys is the money offered. How law firms deal with the perceptions that motivate attorneys' choices to join a given firm is of paramount importance in the recruiting of talented attorneys.

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