How In-House Leaders Can Improve Department Dissatisfaction and Mitigate Attrition
Legal departments aren’t immune to the unexpected forces that have wreaked havoc on virtually every industry across the nation and globe over the past couple of years. As we know from part one of our "The View from Inside” report, the combination of COVID and the Great Resignation has propelled many in-house lawyers to reexamine their priorities, their career goals, and where, how, and for whom they work.
In part one of our two-part series, we explored the mindset of in-house lawyers working across various enterprises, practices, and industries to understand their perspectives on their current roles and career trajectories. What we found does not paint a pretty picture of the state of the in-house legal department: Satisfaction is low, attrition is high, and burnout is real.
Given those findings, part two will explore how legal leaders can best navigate their attorneys’ most pressing pain points and how they can mitigate the risk of accelerated attrition. More specifically, this report covers:
- Headline Pain Points
- Burnout and flight risks
- Resource bandwidth
- Volume and complexity of work
- Administrative burdens
- Hiring and retaining lawyers
- Pain “Medicine”
- Why flexible talent is a gold standard resource
- Three Steps to implement a flexible talent pilot
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