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Recruitment in the Legal sector can be fast paced and if not managed can be a barrier to growth. Firms need to up their game to tackle the growing difficulties in recruiting and retaining talent in the sector. It's reported that 73% expect an increase in levels of hiring in the next 12 months.

Eploy's ATS (Applicant Tracking System) and Talent CRM is designed to help the Legal sector take control of their hiring processes.

What channels do legal recruiters use for sourcing candidates?

What channels do legal recruiters use for sourcing candidates?

Legal firm recruiters rely on three main channels - Careers Sites, Employee Referrals and Professional Social Networks for finding candidates for vacancies.

76% of in-house recruitment teams within the Legal sector turn to Agencies for help in filling their jobs. This can have a major impact on a company's cost of hire. ATS/CRM systems have increased in usage to 52% to find more warm talent in their databases. 

Source: 2021 UK Candidate Attraction Survey

Which sourcing channels work best in Legal?

When we look at how Legal recruiters are approaching talent attraction the Sourcing Quadrant shows us those channels which are working best to deliver quality and quantity of candidates. Professional Social Networks stand out as the leader on quality and quantity. Employee Referrals stand out for quality of candidates. Recruiters in this sector are having success with events, ATS/CRM and agencies too. 

Having a great careers site is one of the ways that can really work to attract a decent quantity and quality of candidates, yet falls a little short, despite being used by over 96% in the sector. Candidate experience is key and can work to nurture relationships and make successful hires.  

Source: 2021 UK Candidate Attraction Report 


Which sourcing channels work best in Legal?
How will levels of hiring in the legal sector change in the next 12 months?

How will levels of hiring in the legal sector change in the next 12 months?

In-house recruiters in this sector are expecting an increase in hiring for the year ahead - 73% in fact! Finding and attracting candidates in the Legal sector looks set to become more challenging, and recruitment marketing budgets do go some way to aligning with the anticipated increase but it could be a case of having to do more with less! 50% believe recruitment marketing budgets will increase and 47% see no change in the next 12 months. 

It's important that all involved in the recruitment process have access to simple, streamlined tools that allow them to recruit on the go. That's why, with Eploy - as well as getting an award winning Applicant Tracking System, you get a dedicated hiring manager portal and agency portal that's so easy to use and provides a unified platform for recruiting (and measuring).

Legal sector hiring challenges

Recruiters in the Legal sector face a number of challenges - scarcity of candidates, lack of brand awareness, competitors being more desirable, advertised salaries being lower than market average to name but a few. 

Having the ability to regularly monitor and measure the effectiveness of sourcing channels becomes all the more important to counteract challenges faced. We know from the report findings that those who have an active metrics and analytics programme report greater quality of the candidates they attract.

With Eploy you get complete recruitment analytics built in. You can create targets and dashboards that measure and monitor, in real-time, every aspect of your hiring process, providing valuable insight for improving your hiring function.
Legal sector hiring challenges
Award-winning Online Candidate Experience

Award-winning Online Candidate Experience

By providing a first class recruitment experience from end-to-end, you will not only improve your online candidate experience, but accelerate time to hire your perfect team. 

At Eploy we've helped many organisations provide a faster, smarter recruitment journey for online applicants from job requisition to onboarding, and with Eploy's Award Winning Candidate Portal (OnRec 2022 Award - Best Candidate Experience) you'll be working smarter and more effectively with hiring managers.

Because Eploy is not just a recruitment management system, your candidate journey can be seamlessly integrated into your website, or dedicated careers site. Discover more on careers development here. And that's not all. 

Eploy also integrates with leading products and services in recruitment technology. Whether you are looking to multi-post jobs through providers such as law gazette jobs or legal jobs or connect Eploy with other external or internal systems, we can do that too!

...and award-winning ATS projects

As well as winning awards for our software, we've helped our customers deliver award-winning recruitment solutions too.

Take a look at Travelodge, winners of 2018 Recruitment Marketing Awards - Best Careers Site and a number of other customers at 2022 OnRec Awards and the In-House Recruitment Awards 2021.

...and award-winning ATS projects

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Finding candidates who are the perfect fit for your roles is always challenging. Fortunately Eploy’s world-class applicant tracking system and recruitment software makes it much, much easier. 

Eploy applicant tracking system & recruitment software is precision-engineered to work on every platform and add value to every stage of the recruitment journey. We automate and simplify processes to attract, engage and employ candidates quickly. With a high degree of measurability, you can track costs and identify performance gaps accurately.

Our software is reinforced with market-leading mentoring and cross-sector expertise so you get training and support to achieve a powerful commercial advantage.