“No organization can do better than the people it has.” -Peter Drucker, Management Guru (1909-2005)

As 2016 winds down (how is it Thanksgiving time already??), if your organization is looking to add an attorney in the near future, the time to start looking is NOW. Law firms should start thinking about strategic hiring at the associate level and opportunistic hiring at the partner level. Associates are most open to hearing about opportunities in the new year and partners tend to lose the golden handcuffs holding them at their current firm early in the first quarter of the year.

And as Harvey Mackay says, let this be your acid test when considering new employees: “ask yourself how you would feel about the candidate working for your competition instead of you .”

Have a great holiday season from all of us at Sand Search Partners!