Generation Shift: Recruiting, Managing and Retaining the Millennial Lawyer

How can you recruit and retain talent from the millennial generation and invest in the future of your law firm?

This guide provides practical knowledge on how to embrace the goals, expectations and ambitions of today's millennials so that your firm can continue to prosper in an ever-challenging and evolving legal market.

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Could you benefit from knowing how to engage the millennial generation and invest in their loyalty towards your firm?

As the baby boomers near retirement, Gen Y (those born between 1980 and 2000) and also known as the millennial generation, are now starting to lead themselves.

What's more, by 2020 this generation will make up 50% of the world's workforce. This is a staggering statistic. This essentially means that your firm's future lies in your ability to attract and retain lawyers from this vast pool of talent, right now. 

Could you be doing more?

Millennials have been labelled 'entitled', 'work adverse' and 'disloyal' by older generations for their tendency to rate work-life balance over financial compensation, and job mobility over staying on the partner track. A recent report by The Law Society has even concluded that millennial mobility is an emerging risk, and employers will be challenged to hang on to young legal talent.

But law firms must embrace the goals, ambitions and expectations of the millennial generation or risk losing valuable talent to the competition. With greater responsibility resting on heads of departments, law firm leaders must consciously and proactively develop team cohesion. And this means recognising and adapting to generational differences.

Uncover the motivating factors of Gen Y

Recruiting, Managing and Retaining the Millennial Lawyer is a guide that will help you recruit and retain the very best legal talent from the millennial generation. It contains a number of articles from lawyers and experts and is designed to examine the motivating factors of this new generation of lawyers and outlines how firms can adapt accordingly.

BLOG: Law Firms Must Change to Retain Millennial Talent

BLOG: 3 Surprises About Millennial Women (And Why This is Good News for Organisational Leaders)

Q&A: Millennials: How to Prepare for Tomorrow's Power Generation at Your Firm


Chapter 1: Retention is better than cure: Key tips on retaining Gen Y talent

Chapter 2: Millennial engagement and workplace culture

Chapter 3: What Gen Y wants: How law firms can get the best from the new power generation

Chapter 4: How your firm can embrace the millennial generation's ways of learning

Chapter 5: Gamified learning: How gamification can increase Gen Y engagement with grunt work

Chapter 6: Generating leaders: Why you should embrace the priorities of Gen Y

Chapter 7: Leaders of tomorrow: How millennials will drive change in law firms

Chapter 8: Advancing the next generation of women leaders in the legal profession

Chapter 9: Understanding generational differences in the workplace

Chapter 10: GENgagement™ with work, the firm, and across generations

Chapter 11: The Push Me, Pull You: Where the generations meet


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Jill King
Jill King Consulting
Kathleen Brady
Career Planners LLC
Phyllis Weiss Haserot
Practice Development Counsel
Nicola Jones
Athena Professional
Dan Schwabel
Millenial Branding
Emerson Csorba
Gen Y Inc.
Christie Hunter Arscott
Christie Hunter Arscott