18 10, 2017

Farewell Kristal

By |October 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


It’s not often that you have someone leave your team and then decide you are going to highlight that to the world, but this really is worth sharing. Recently, we lost Kristal, she has decided to move on from legal recruitment, into a role that allows […]

22 09, 2017

Taking the Leap

By |September 22nd, 2017|career management, market trends|0 Comments

Almost 4 months ago I started my career in legal recruitment, having never been a recruiter or a lawyer. A lot of people have asked me why I decided to buy Legal Personnel as this was a bit of a segue from 14 years as a remuneration […]

4 08, 2017

Help your New Hires to Help You

By |August 4th, 2017|candidate, interviews|0 Comments

If you’ve done any recruitment in the legal industry of late you will be acutely aware how difficult it is to find the right people for your team.

You’re also aware that while you’re waiting for Mr or Ms Right to join you, your existing team members are […]

11 07, 2017

Winners attract Winners

By |July 11th, 2017|law, market trends|0 Comments

The Employer of Choice Award in the New Zealand Law Awards is sponsored by Legal Personnel. The award has a very strong branding for any firm looking to recruit. Being a finalist or a winner of the Employer of Choice Award speaks volumes to candidates as […]

13 06, 2017

Succession by design or the 5 D’s

By |June 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

So, I have done it. What you say? I have created my succession by design. Yes, Legal Personnel has a new owner. Someone who has the vision; the drive and ambition to take and develop the business […]

9 05, 2017

Salary Surveys – benchmarking a salary is not that straight-forward

By |May 9th, 2017|market trends, salary survey, Uncategorized|0 Comments

salarysurvey2017_380x214Legal Personnel does a salary survey every year and has done so for 16 years. We have seen other surveys come and go over that time; however, it was definitely noticeable that the joint New Zealand Law Society and Hays survey has stirred the […]

4 04, 2017

The Retirement Vortex

By |April 4th, 2017|candidate, career management|0 Comments

retirement-aheadWhen I have had conversations with myself or other lawyers about retirement, an image of a swirling vortex comes to mind. It has a hollow centre with lines that move around its midpoint. It is circling rapidly, but sometimes it slows down a bit.

I suppose […]

7 03, 2017

What makes a candidate choose one job or employer over another?

By |March 7th, 2017|candidate, career management, interviews|1 Comment

I love my jobThis is a good question to ask yourself whether you are looking for a job or looking to recruit a new person into your team.

A candidate I met recently summed up her expectations and her foundation for choosing one position over another: […]

3 02, 2017

What you need to know to understand Millennials and get the best from them

By |February 3rd, 2017|candidate, market trends|0 Comments

large image nz nowMillennials, millennials, millennials (born after 1984) and probably the most talked about generation when it comes to the world of work and now in the eyes of many how they ‘don’t work” like we used to!

Simon Sineck is a motivational speaking and […]

9 12, 2016

Cover letters: do you write them or read them?

By |December 9th, 2016|candidate, CVs, interviews|0 Comments

downloadBetween the cover letter and the CV the information contained in these two documents should cover everything that there is to know about you. Having said that, the CV should be able to stand on its own as it could potentially be separated from the […]