Tuesday, 7 April 2009
WaPo: how to keep new associates
The Washington Post business advice column got a letter from "middle management" at a small law firm complaining that his firm had to part ways with two out of three new associates every year because they just can't cut it. The WaPo advises more careful work in the hiring process: "First, make sure you do an effective job of describing the work and eliminating candidates who are ill-equipped to handle it. If you do a good job explaining the nature of the position, many people who wouldn't be a good fit won't apply. You will tend to attract candidates who thrive in a high-pressure environment."