Survey: Non-Financial Perks Rank Highest in Legal Recruiting

Menlo Park, Calif. — May 30

When it comes to recruiting legal professionals, employers might want to showcase their workplace benefits programs, new research by Robert Half Legal suggests.

Nearly seven in 10 (69 percent) lawyers interviewed cited “flexible work hours or telecommuting” as one of the best incentives for recruiting and retaining legal professionals, followed by “free or subsidized training or education” (50 percent) and “on-site perks” (33 percent). “Higher compensation” ranked fourth, with 14 percent of the survey response.

In a separate question, one-quarter (25 percent) of respondents said “leadership or advancement opportunities” would most entice them to take a job with another law firm or company, followed by “more interesting work” (14 percent) and a “flexible schedule or telecommuting” (12 percent). “Higher compensation” ranked fourth, with 9 percent of the survey response.

The survey was developed by Robert Half Legal, a legal staffing firm specializing in the placement of lawyers, paralegals and other legal professionals. It was conducted by an independent research firm and is based on telephone interviews with 350 lawyers in the United States and Canada. All of the respondents have hiring authority within their organizations.

Source: Robert Half Legal