HR in law firms 'needs to improve.'

October 2008
People Management;10/2/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 20, p8
The article focuses on the improvement needed for the standard of human resources (HR) in law firms in Great Britain. Charlie Keeling, HR director of Field Fisher Waterhouse, said that while professional services firms had gone through a magnificent transformation in the past decade and HR had moved from being fairly backward to the forefront, legal firms were not quite there yet. According to Daniel Kasmir, HR director at BDO Stoy Hayward, HR agenda is taken very seriously in professional services.


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