The rise of the people persons

Watson, Mayra
March 2005
Lawyer;3/14/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 10, p27
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the need and benefits of placing human resource (HR) management people on the management board of law firms. Over the years, HR personnel have developed into good administrators. According to the author, as the market became more competitive, it became clear that even the smallest firm needed to develop HR from merely a title into a separate and important function in itself. Nowadays most firms will have in place, or look to recruit, "strategic" HR people. This changing role has seen a relatively rapid advance among law firms. However, the signs are that attaining this level of progression for HR is not going to be sufficient, and that the more forward-thinking firms, large and small, are keen to take their HR directors one step further. They have come to realize that they are a stark example of a service industry and, like any such industry, the most important element to their businesses is their staff.


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