The Millennial Bug: Loyalty Cuts Both Ways

It’s often said millennials are not as loyal as previous generations, but loyalty goes both ways, and when there are environmental or career advancement concerns then it’s understandable that they have no problem jumping from one organisation to another.  Upon making partner, or for those that are already in the partnership, what comes next? That…

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The Millennial Bug: What Do Generation Y Attitudes Mean for the Legal Partnership Track?

Part 1: With today’s associates more likely than ever to switch jobs – and willing to question the benefits of the partnership track – Craig Hoyland explores how law firms can retain the next generation of leaders. A millennial is typically classed as anyone born between 1980 and 1994. Therefore, in the legal profession this…

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A Day at the Marylebone Project

At the end of August, the Definitive Consulting London team got involved in a rewarding day at the Marylebone Project. The Marylebone Project is a homeless shelter for women, offering 112 long- and short-term beds as well as delivering education, employment and training opportunities to support the homeless into independent living.  The Definitive Consulting team…

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We’re open in Melbourne

We have continued our expansion into the world’s key finance and legal markets, opening in Melbourne – our third office in Australia and fifth in the Asia-Pacific region. The new office cements our position as the leading Professional Services search firm in Australia, extending our reach beyond Sydney and Perth and into another key client market. Definitive Consulting Melbourne…

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From competition to collaboration

In a recent post – Is your Partner remuneration scheme really driving performance? – we looked at the challenges many law firms face as they try to use Partner reward strategies and structures to encourage desirable behaviours and positive cultures. But just how important is remuneration in shaping behaviour and culture? Clearly other important factors…

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Is your partner remuneration scheme really driving performance?

It’s a question that is increasingly exercising minds across the legal industry: “How do we go about linking Partner reward to business performance?” It sounds like a simple question, until you look closely at those final two words… Then questions emerge. “How do we define business performance?” Is it purely about contribution to income and…

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