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Top 5 Benefits of Using A Legal Recruitment Firm To Fill Your Attorney Opening

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If you're law firm in South Florida with an associate attorney opening, we'd love to speak with you.

Top attorneys prefer to work with headhunters

Seventy-three percent of candidates are only passively open to hearing about new opportunities, meaning they are not actively applying to your jobs online.

Because passive candidates are typically employed, they prefer to keep their interests confidential and rely on us to keep them in the loop when a new opportunity opens up that aligns with their interests.

Why limit yourself to a smaller talent pool? Rather than post and wait for unqualified resumes to slowly trickle in (like molasses), we’re able to grab the bull by the horns and actively pursue passive candidates for you aggressively.

You will fill your opening faster

Have you ever sat in that horrendous I-95 traffic and looked over your shoulder to see folks in the express lane flying by?

A good legal staffing agency spends every hour of the day building up their network of attorneys through networking, referrals, cold-calling, advertising, etc.

We’re speaking with new attorneys in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach every single day, and the ones who make-the-cut get entered into our database so we can keep them in the loop when new positions like yours open up.

This allows us to get to the right hire faster.

Why sit in bumper to bumper traffic (job boards) when you can take the express lane (Holtz & Bernard) by leveraging our network?

You will save valuable time

Imagine never having to write another job description again, never having to review another batch of unqualified resumes again, never having to sit through a bad interview again.

You’d save yourself a ton of time, let alone a ton of headaches. This is a big reason why law firms in South Florida partner with us to fill their job openings.

We spend the entire day (8+ hours a day) actively hunting so you don’t have to. It’s our one and only task and we love it. On the contrary, you have other day-to-day tasks to get done and are probably unable to spend 8 hours a day recruiting.

We’ll get it done for you!

You will save money

But wait, search firms are expensive, you say. Not as expensive as a vacancy, I’ll elaborate. Attorneys are revenue generators for your firm, typically billing between $200-$400 an hour (on average).

The average law firm takes 42 days to fill an attorney opening. How much billing revenue are you losing in 42 days? Use this calculator to quickly get the answer.

Aside from lost billing revenue, a vacancy causes setbacks and operational inefficiencies. Cases pile up or get put on the shoulders of others, causing resentment.

Time is money, and the time it takes you to work on filling this vacancy should also be taken into account. What is your hourly rate? How many hours a week are you putting into this?

Sure, hiring a recruiter has its costs, but it’s an investment. Use this calculator to find out how fast you would recoup your investment based on our average fee.

You have zero riskBecause most legal staffing agencies such as Holtz & Bernard primarily work on a contingency basis, there is no financial risk or obligation to your firm unless you choose to hire one of our candidates.

Because most legal staffing agencies such as Holtz & Bernard primarily work on a contingency basis, there is no financial risk or obligation to your firm unless you choose to hire one of our candidates.

This means you get to meet our candidates before deciding if the fee justifies the value.

We’re so confident in our ability to deliver that we’re willing to risk working for free, meaning we risk our investments in tools, technology, and time if we don’t deliver.

This is what’s known as a zero-risk proposition.

In closing

Reach out if you have any questions or would like help with your attorney search.