Selling the goal of longevity in hiring

In an era of free agency, job security wins say a number of general counsel

In speaking with a number of general counsel about their hiring, retention, and talent management plans for 2014, I recognize an opportunity for law departments that want to attract great attorneys regardless of compensation level.

We are in an unprecedented era of job hopping. If companies are in frequent flux via mergers, if they won’t provide quality health benefits or defined benefit pension plans, then why should an individual tie oneself to any particular institution? Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn, provides a roadmap for how professionals should navigate their careers as free agents in his superb May 2013 Harvard Business Review article titled, “Tours of Duty: The New Employer-Employee Compact.”


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Mike Evers

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