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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,...

 The 10 Things I Have Learned in My First Year as a Freelance Paralegal 

. At the beginning of August 2022, I made one of the boldest moves of my career: I quit my well-paying full-time job as an in-house litigation paralegal at a health and wellness company and put out my shingle as a freelance paralegal. It was simultaneously thrilling and terrifying. Luckily I had a few things in the "Pros" column when I made my decision. One was that I had been freelancing on the...

What You Don’t Know About the Paralegal Job Market

The 10 Hottest Job Market Questions By Chere B. Estrin Whether you are looking for a new position, seeking to move up the ladder or just staying where you are, knowledge of the job market is imperative in this ever-changing, moving target, candidate tight market.  Here are the top 9 concerns, questions, and hottest topics for today’s job market The Goldman Sachs white paper states...

Taking a Stand Against Hate, Discrimination & Anti-Semitism

15 years of Racism Destroys 2 High Profile Attorneys Last week, the LA Times reported on one of the biggest law firm scandals of the year.  “Last month, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, one of the nation’s largest law firms, was rocked by the announcement that two top partners were starting their own boutique practice and taking as many as 140 colleagues with them. The shock inside...

To All First Generation Professionals, You Are a Gift 

by Kim Barrett, MBA, MPS As is the case with many first-generation professionals, I grew up with only the bare necessities and attended public school. Neither of my parents attended college. In fact, neither of them even graduated high school. It wasn’t until they were well into adulthood that they each (separately) earned a GED. They worked, but didn’t make a lot of...

This thing called AI: Will it help you or will it harm you?

By Chere B. Estrin This is the first of a two-part series. Next, we chat with Tara Eberhart, Paralegal Manager of an AmLaw firm who can straighten us out as to whether the paralegal position is about to be wiped out.  I sat down with Dr. Don Billings, a long-time colleague, who knows just about anything one needs to know about legal technology and beyond. I figured he was one of the best to...