Who’s Taking Care of the Caretakers?

Although the worst of the pandemic may be over, law firm business services professionals need tools to manage their well-being so they can continue to support their attorneys and firms.  A few months ago, I wrote a LinkedIn post highlighting how many of the Recruiting, Marketing, PD, DEI and HR professionals I speak to at … Continued

What’s preventing you from achieving your 2023 goals?

You will overestimate what you can accomplish in one year and underestimate what you can accomplish in 10 years.  ~Tony Robbins 2022 was a great year and I am deeply grateful for the 30 placements we made and for the 25 firms that hired us to conduct training programs.  I have set goals every January … Continued

Insights from this year’s NALP PDI Conference

Last week I attended the NALP PDI conference in D.C. where 400 law firm and law school professional development experts shared ideas and discussed industry trends. I presented with Morgan Smith, Chief Talent Officer at Frost Brown Todd, on Recruiting & Retaining Team Members in a Shifting Landscape. Morgan and I met more than 25 … Continued

Why Our Work Values Are Critical to Our Happiness

What is the one thing you need to be happy at your job? Your work values need to be in alignment with your workplace and the people you work closest with. Each week I speak to professionals across the country, and what I’m hearing consistently is that employees at levels are lacking a sense of … Continued

How to Recession-proof Your Career

The only job security we really have exists from the trusted relationships we build.Having watched the economy go up and down since launching Wisnik Career Enterprises, Inc. in 1996, and seeing firms and jobs disappear with each down cycle, my advice is to spend time solidifying your professional relationships now.Reconnect with the professionals you have … Continued

Three Answers That Hurt Interviews for Junior Candidates

By: Shannan Buckley  We’ve had an influx of junior roles this year, which has meant I’ve gotten to speak with a lot of really impressive new grads and early-career professionals. During these calls, I’ve noticed a few weak answers that keep popping up with even the strongest of candidates. “I’m really good with people!” I … Continued

Who’s Taking Care of the Caretakers?

This month I’ve had conversations with heads of Well-being, Professional Development, DEI, Recruiting and HR that have all echoed the same theme. What I’m hearing is that the professionals in law firms that have been looking after the lawyers (and others) for the past 2+ years are burnt out. I am deeply concerned because these are … Continued

Are Your Team Members Prepared for In-Person Collaboration?

My commuter train to the city is the most crowded than I’ve seen it since COVID struck. Although I’ve commuted daily on this train for 20 years, it feels a bit unfamiliar.  I think we’ve all changed in response to our new work situations.  I’m concerned that our communication and collaboration skills have atrophied over … Continued

Back to School

It’s back to school time and we ALL need to keep learning so we have more to offer our firms, clients, and colleagues.  I’ve had an amazing summer conducting 18 training programs on Myers-Briggs & Team-building, Time Management, Well-being, and Interviewer Training. I love being a teacher and sharing my knowledge to help others lead … Continued

Are Your New Associates Prepared for Success?

There’s a theme to the conversations I’ve been having with heads of recruitment, PD and with law firm coaches. What they’ve been sharing with me is that many of the junior associates hired during the pandemic are really struggling with being proactive, asking for work, and feedback. Although these are issues that have come up … Continued