If it’s time to make your next or first hire for a law practice associate create a hiring plan that will help you avoid making any of the following ten hiring mistakes. If you worry about making a mistake hiring your next associate take time to think about and plan your next hire.
Here are 10 hiring mistakes you can plan to avoid so you can successfully grow your law practice.
Be more selective. Even if it takes longer and is more work.
Have a complete idea of the job description and caliber of person you wish to hire.
Include the skills in your job description after thinking through what you plan to delegate to them.
Have prepared questions that are intended to help you reveal the true self of the candidate.
Don’t give up, just improve your hiring plan by figuring out what you should do differently to find the right person.
Money is not a good indicator of a person’s skills or fit.
Have your hiring plan include how you will provide the training and guidance the candidate will need to succeed.
Plan the time to do this well.
You need to take part in the process if you want a good fit .
Have a strategic plan in place that includes what practice benchmarks you need to reach to start the hiring process.
To avoid the mistakes have a hiring plan that addresses each of the above.