Making a wise investment
Law firms are notoriously bad at recognising the importance of training and developing staff. Ruth Spellman explains how the new Investors in People Standard can create a happier and more loyal environment - and improve the bottom line
In theory most lawyers agree with the basic workplace principle: ‘work smarter, not harder’. Yet lawyers in most legal practices fail to obey this unwritten rule by never applying this advice to their firms or themselves. Law firms have a notoriously poor record with training and developing their own staff. This is partly because fee earners seem to have great difficulty in justifying any activity which does not, as they see it, directly earn income.
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