What Sets us Apart
There are a several factors we believe distinguishes us from our competitors and have contributed to our long-term success.
Expert Legal Recruitment Consultants
Legal People Recruitment Consultants have a minimum of 5 years experience of recruiting in the legal industry, but with our combined experience average 15 years plus per consultant! We have developed an excellent network and referral base of candidates and clients. In addition to our legal recruitment expertise some of us have also had a past life working directly in law or other professional services firms. Our consultants are passionate about what they do – we love recruiting in law because it keeps us challenged and no day is ever the same – why else would we have stayed in the profession so long!
No KPIs or Quantitative Targets for our Consultants
Legal People Recruitment Consultants are relationship driven, not KPI driven. Accordingly we work tirelessly to build long standing enduring relationships with our clients and candidates alike. We focus on understanding candidate needs and client businesses to reach quality outcomes not short term band-aid measures.
Strong Referral Base
The legal market has been a candidate tight market for a very long time. Traditional means of advertising to attract candidates is rarely effective and account for less than 20% of the candidates we place in positions. Candidates rely heavily on their colleagues and friends to refer a quality recruitment consultant that will listen to their requirements and match them to their ideal role. Legal People’s past successes, time and time again, is why a big part of our candidate base is generated through our strong referral network.
Many clients and candidates retain us exclusively in the search for their next role. We also work closely with our candidates to establish clear career paths and goals, so they are not just securing their next position, but also a more positive career future.
As our name suggests, Legal People is not a generalist recruiter, we don’t try and be experts across all industries. We specialise in one thing only as we prefer to get it right and do it exceptionally well!
Extensive Long Term Enduring Client Relationships
For many years now, our clients prefer to engage our recruitment expertise on an exclusive or preferred supplier basis. Our long standing and ever increasing client base includes: law firms (top tier, mid-tier and boutiques), in-house corporations and government departments.
Legal People are currently on numerous exclusive and preferred supplier panels with leading national and international law firms.
Our Global Reach
Whilst we are a Melbourne based agency, Legal People have developed close alliances with other legal specialist recruitment agencies in Sydney, Brisbane, New Zealand, Middle East and UK allowing us to gain greater access to quality candidates and career opportunities.
Legal People are also members of the NPA, the worldwide recruiting network, linking independent global recruiting firms together, giving our clients and candidates even greater reach and connectivity. All NPA member firms go through strict quality and reference checking procedures and are governed by a code of ethics and confidentiality measures.
RCSA Corporate Member
Legal People are a long standing corporate member of the Recruitment Consulting Services Association (RCSA). Recruitment agencies are not obligated to be RCSA members, but we pride ourselves in our professional conduct and integrity and abide by their code of ethics and conduct.
Strong Relationships with Relevant Legal Bodies
Legal People are proudly the sole Victorian recruitment sponsor for the 2014 financial year of the Australian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA). Members of this association are either Managers or Lawyers and their sponsors are carefully scrutinised to ensure they align with ALPMA’s core values. We were delighted to be approached and are excited to be working closely with ALPMA for the 3rd year running!
Community Based Legal Salary Website – Legal Salary
In April 2011 Legal People launched a free community based website, www.legalsalary.com.au, where members of the legal community can compare their salary on an anonymous basis. The information is updated in real time and legal staff can specifically compare information against numerous factors such as location, additional perks, level of experience, size of employer and area of law to name a few. This is the only website of its kind in Australia! We currently have over 5,400 legal salary entries. We are very grateful for the overwhelming support from the legal community since its launch!