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November Update: Partners Managing People


In our November Update, we launch our 2012 campaign, Partners Managing People.

Why have we chosen this campaign? Because law firm managers told us that partners managing people was their main talent retention challenge in a recent survey we conducted within the legal industry.

Their response makes sense when you consider that retention remains a challenge and partners are one the frontline. In Australia, top and mid-tier firms confronted average attrition rates of 21% in FY10/11. Despite difficult economic times, US firms dealt with similar attrition figures in 2010. Partners and managers have a huge impact on key retention drivers such as quality of work, career coaching and guidance, feedback and learning.

Throughout 2012, from our email communication to events and conferences, we will use this campaign focus to identify ways in which HR can support partners and managers to improve engagement and retention.

To read our November Update in full email us at and we’ll send you a copy.