Legal Recruitment from Ten-Percent Legal

Monday, July 09, 2007

Weather and Recruitment

Weather and Legal Recruitment

Legal recruitment is a fickle thing. Some years ago, when the second Gulf War broke out, recruitment of lawyers plummeted. We found all our clients suddenly deciding not to recruit at the same speed they were a few months beforehand, and our consultants twiddling their thumbs. Similarly September 11th 2001 and 7th July 2005 also had a profound effect on us, with people glued to their television screens and the BBC website rather than the Ten-Percent site unsurprisingly!

In the same vein we also find that major football tournaments affect our recruitment, with The World Cup being particularly interesting last year. On the dates of the matches involving England, we discovered that the morning would be frenetic - people wanting CVs, firms wanting interviews, and candidates wanting advice, and in the afternoon we were completely quiet with no interest from anyone!

At present, the bad weather is increasing our workload. Firms are recruiting, candidates are applying, and the market continues its evolvement with waves of work coming and going. Interestingly, when the weather changes again, and the sun comes out for a prolonged period (of more than a day), we will suddenly see our workload plummet, as people have better things to do with themselves than search for new posts.

Jonathan Fagan, MD of Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment - no.1 online legal recruitment agency - save time, skip the legal job boards and register with us!

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