A new report into 25-34 year olds working in the legal industry has discovered that the frequency with which individuals in this age group change jobs is a real issue for employers.
The report finds that 'a lack of engagement with strategic direction' tends to be the problem. But competition to secure a training contract and a desire to achieve this anywhere rather than at a firm that specifically meets their career aims and ambitions may also play a role. Perhaps more needs to be done to ensure young lawyers start at firms which are the right 'fit' for them and then for the law firms to offer employees stronger guidance and direction to fulfill their potential.
Report: look after ‘Generation Y’, or they’ll move on 19 February 2015By Gazette newsdesk Topics: Law Society activity,Junior lawyers Print Email Share Comments (2) Save inShare 5 Related images Lawyers are happier with their careers than the average worker, but the increasingly footloose young are posing a big retention problem for legal employers. These are among the key conclusions of a new survey and report by the Law Society, ‘Rethinking legal career development: How to enhance returns on talent’.