During my time recruiting and introducing legal professionals for Elevate, I have observed a continuous increase in demand for interim legal talent for both law firms and law departments. There are many advantages of using flexible legal talent. However, some organisations may still be unsure or hesitant about this approach to solving skills gaps or resourcing fluctuations within their legal teams. For those organisations still unsure about the benefits of using interim resources, it is helpful to look at the key reasons why our customers work with Elevate Legal Resources.
Elevate has a highly experienced pool of legal talent across a broad range of practice areas in Australia. They have diverse and varied experience and are adept at integrating and acclimatising themselves quickly into existing teams, cultures, and projects. This means they can hit the ground running to add value immediately and effectively.
The requirement for talent can be for a fixed duration, such as long-term sickness, annual leave, or parental leave. A permanent resource is not required; therefore, a flexible, interim resource is a perfect solution.
Organisations often have urgent needs that require a flexible talent resource. For example, an M&A project or document review. Elevate Flexible Resourcing team has a large roster of pre-vetted, pre-screened, and readily-available talent. This means our customers can quickly fulfil resourcing needs in their teams on very short notice, resulting in limited downtime in their team.
Utilising flexible talent resources ensures skills gaps in your team can be plugged as and when required. You can specify the experience and skillset required as you flex talent up or down at any given time.
The cost of hiring a permanent employee can soon add up – recruitment costs, referral bonuses, salary, and expenses (to name but a few). The cost of hiring, as well as the lead time required prior to having a permanent hire in place and up to speed, often makes using an interim resource a very compelling proposition.
The immediate impact of utilising interim talent, coupled with the flexibility it provides to ‘scale up’ and ‘scale down’, enables law firms and law departments to remain agile and respond to the ebbs and flows of workload and demands.