Contracts: Taking your clients advice
Contract and temporary workers have formed a crucial part of many businesses' workforce for years. But it has taken an economic downturn for the legal profession to finally realise the benefits, writes Nick Jefferson
Provided that an economic slowdown has the good grace and courtesy to let managing partners know a) it is coming, b) how long it is going to last and c) which sectors it is going to affect worst, then the managing partner can plan their recruiting needs accordingly. However, even the least commercially aware lawyer knows that this is not realistic.
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