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Mar 27, 2001


Reducing Staff Turnover in Law FIrms

Question:

Our firm is having a lot of difficulty keeping our clerical employees for longer than 12 to 16 months. Our reimbursement plan appears to be competitive. What suggestions do you have that might help us keep our employees longer?

Response:

Usually turnover problems of this nature can be traced either to poor personnel selection practices or the firms management practices. Today employees want more from their organizations than just having a job — they want to be part of the firm and to contribute.

John W. Olmstead, MBA, Ph.D, CMC

Oct 12, 2000


Committment To Higher Standards and Higher Education

Question:

How can we effect change in our law firms?

Response:

Changing professionals and law firms takes a personal commitment on the part of the staff involved. It requires a deep sense of wanting to invest in themselves. This type of investment demands long-term professional commitment with an understanding that time and money must be invested. If you want to yield real results with bottom line gains, the commitment must come from the professionals in the law firm.

Dr. Thomas J. Venardos

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