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“Age discrimination is a problem. Botox isn’t the solution”

Chere Estrin's "Are You Pretty Enough for your Job" was Featured in an Article on Fortune Magazine 10/27/21 Issue "Age discrimination is a problem. Botox isn’t the solution" the article's author Emily Peck jumps right in ... "Even as companies struggle to hire amid labor shortages and the so-called Great Resignation, older workers are having trouble finding jobs. Particularly women. Sixty-nine...

The Underpaid Paralegal

by Veronica Paulino Are you feeling like an underpaid paralegal? As paralegals, it’s our job to provide support to attorneys and clients, dedicating countless hours to research, investigation, drafting, and client engagement. You serve as the point of contact when the attorney is not available. You also put in just as much dedication and effort into every case as the attorney. How often have...

About That Performance Review You Just Received: 11 Proven Steps to Flip the Script and Shine Again!”

  Well, well, well, they said what about your performance? Surprise, surprise, it's performance review time! You strut in there like you own the place, expecting a standing ovation, a raise that could buy a small country, and maybe even a golden trophy labeled "Employee of the Millennium." But hold the confetti! Instead of the anticipated praise, you get hit with a review suggesting your...

Chaos Chronicles: The Real-life Saga of a Day Gone Haywire(True story)

By Chere B. Estrin At the ungodly hour of 3:30 a.m., I am jolted awake to pitch-black darkness. Panicking, I fumbled around, desperately trying to figure out why my world had turned into a sightless abyss. No lights, no window, no door, no lights in the backyard, just me, groping for my phone like a blindfolded contestant on a reality show. I get it in my hand but I can’t see it. Put it right...

Podcast: Future Proofing Paralegals: Are You Headed in the Right Direction?

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2OKgZFmrTNFwNAnLUrVg5I?si=S5lBuGFxTkaBc6DcZVRt9Q   The Lawfully Employed Podcast with Host Chere Estrin   Episode Description: Special Guest: Joe Spada, Boston University Paralegal Certificate Program   Lawfully Employed is a Podcast hosted by Chere Estrin. This podcast is for rebels and disruptors in the legal profession that are searching to shatter the glass...

Thinking of Leaving Your Job? Hold on there!

By Chere B. Estrin When contemplating the idea of leaving your current job, it's essential to meticulously weigh your timing, as it can be just as crucial as the reasons behind your departure. The current job market is robust, affording you the luxury of not having to tolerate an unhealthy firm culture or subpar leadership. Instead, you can explore a plethora of enticing opportunities that offer...

5 Steps for Creating a Culture That Attracts and Welcomes Employees with Disabilities

by Bruce Anderson With competition for skilled workers at a high and an increased focus on diversity, companies have started to recruit in often overlooked talent pools, including veterans, women returning to the workplace, older workers, and individuals without college degrees. And companies are beginning to embrace one of the largest untapped talent markets of all — people with disabilities,...

Mastering Your Performance Review: Strategies for Success”By Chere Estrin

Let’s get some definition here. What is a performance review? “A performance review is a two-way, individualized conversation between a manager and an employee about performance impact, development, and growth. It is a critical component of an organization’s overall performance management strategy.” Reality check: Rarely, does the “two-way conversation” happen. If the mention of...

10 Red Hot Flags Not to Take that Job

10 Red Hot Flags Not to Take that JobBy Chere B. Estrin I once took a job in an AmLaw (top firms in the country) firm. Boy, was I excited! A big bump in salary; great title; opportunity to grow; the works. And then – I knew within 3 days that I had made a huge mistake. Huge. There was no question - this was going to be a “crying in the shower every morning” adventure. I had been recruited...

Are You Hiring Toxic Employees?

. Know now – before they start By Chere B. Estrin "…..a worker that engages in behavior that is harmful to an organization, including either its property or people." Definition from a 2015 research study by Michael Housman and Dylan Minor at the Harvard Business School. You’ve certainly done it at least once – hired the Toxic Employee. You were sure they were “Ms. or Mr. Best Candidate...

Estrin Legal Staffing Executives In the News!

Our own Legal Staffing Experts, Chere Estrin and Lynda Stevens, were contacted by Law360 regarding this year’s bombshell fallout of hate, sexism and antisemitism that blew up Daugherty Lordan LLP and still roils & Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP. Excerpt of Article Below:  Daugherty Lordan, Lewis Brisbois Exits JoltRecruiting MarketBy Xiumei DongLaw360 (August 23, 2023,...