Hire an Esquire - Episode 139

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By Breaking Media, Hosted by Ian Connett, and the Evolve the Law Team. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Hire an Esquire has been innovating the way legal professionals work since 2011. We reinvented legal staffing with a proprietary online platform that analyzes a candidate’s experience and expertise to best match them with contract and permanent positions at law firms and legal departments of all sizes - the first system of its kind. The result is efficient and flexible legal staffing, built for a modern workforce. Show Notes
  • How hiring is still largely based on referrals – with little tech enhancement.
  • Anuj’s background in legal recruiting and on using tech to improve how to hire lawyers for specific jobs.
  • Eric’s expertise in psychometric assessments and employee selection.
  • On applying biopsychology to the legal field.
  • Moneyball for Law – drawing statistical correlations between lawyer traits and legal outcomes.
  • The key personality traits that are the most telling of performance in the lawyer workplace.
  • How Hire an Esquire connects you to a vetted network of legal talent.
  • Grappling with the fact that 50% of legal work could go freelance. How Hire an Esquire enhances work-life balance in the new legal economy.
  • Why resumes are poor predictors of performance.
  • Hard skills vs. soft skills in predicting lawyer success.
  • The most important “soft skills” for lawyers.
  • The biological roots of poise.
  • On the importance of getting out of your neocortex.
  • Things you can do to hone your soft skills.
  • The importance of being good to your body – or at least take a deep breath!
  • Looking back at law school – on learning the business of law and the importance of exploring different paths.
  • Anuj’s journey from a traditional law career to legal tech – his focus on improving how legal services are delivered.
  • Prestige points as shortcuts. Inheriting the biases of prestige filters.
  • Learn more about Hire an Esquire and give it a try!

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