This Jepson Holt original article examines two circumstances of how leavers are treated and why it is important for Law Firms to ultimately treat their leavers well.
In todays market, with social media enhancing connectivity and with movement in out of firms increasing, leavers never really leave a firm for good. At a minimum, the firm will always be listed on that persons CV and with platforms such as LinkedIn offering transparency regarding an individuals career history, potential clients and business leaders of the future can easily find out and therefore ask for the individuals opinion of their past firms. Ultimately, leavers will always carry with them a piece of the firms they have worked for throughout their career. Therefore, a firm should ensure that they provide the best motivations possible for an individual to still value that small piece and to look after it, as they walk off into the sunset.