Firms are Desperate for Associates Amid a Booming M&A Market

It was in March 2021 when legal recruiter Art Gunther started getting a different kind of call from law firms. It wasn’t hiring partners on the line; instead, he was hearing from heads of mergers and acquisitions departments and capital market groups. They needed quality associates and needed them fast. A sudden skyrocketing boost in […]

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Can Management Titles and MBA Coaching Keep Law Firm Associates from Jumping Ship?

(Reuters) – Sidley Austin’s decision to beef up the titles of its senior and mid-level associates and dispatch them to top MBA programs for training is a savvy move in the bare-knuckled fight for law firm talent, legal recruiters said. It could persuade associates to stick around and help Sidley recruit laterals from rivals that […]

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Korn Ferry Completes Acquisition of Lucas Group

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY) today announced that it has completed its previously disclosed acquisition of Lucas Group. Lucas Group brings to Korn Ferry substantial professional search and contracting expertise that is expected to enhance the firm’s industry-leading search portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive […]

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Korn Ferry Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Lucas Group

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY) today announced that it has previously entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Lucas Group. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close on November 1. Korn Ferry’s world-class brand, vast intellectual property and five decades of recruiting expertise are a firm foundation for growing […]

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Hiring Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs

Would you quit your job before lining up a new one? Conventional wisdom says this is a risky move, but in today’s super-hot job market, this is exactly what’s happening. Dissatisfied employees are jumping ship knowing greener pastures are out there: 2.7% of U.S. workers left their jobs in April, the highest level in more than […]

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3 Ways to Create Digital Equity in a Hybrid Workforce

Experts suggest that nine out of ten organizations are moving to a hybrid workforce, but as we learned in this podcast, hybrid is the hardest. As so many make the switch to a hybrid workforce, a multitude of new considerations are brought to the forefront in creating an equitable workforce and workplace. On a Zoom screen all the […]

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Five Ways To Help Employees Manage Return-To-Office Anxiety

Think back to the earliest days of the Covid-19 pandemic when we were all suddenly forced to work remotely. It was disorienting and anxiety-inducing to abruptly be asked to work in a completely different style. As someone who was used to being in the office five days per week, it took me months to fully […]

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The Hybrid Work Model: A New Challenge For Diversity, Equity And Inclusion

Employees at companies across the country are thrilled at the prospect of a more flexible future as hybrid work models gain traction. But the hybrid workplace is creating a new diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) challenge as different and potentially unequal categories emerge among employees: those who are in the office and those who are […]

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