Recruitment Best Practices: Concerns in Video Interviewing

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Jim Lyons, JD, CPC of LHI Executive Search in the New York City area. LHI is an investigative executive search & research outsourcing firm covering the information technology, capital markets, private equity/venture capital, digital & social media, mobile, cloud, big data, and legal business sectors. Jim has been an NPAworldwide member since 2012 and is currently serving as the chairman-elect of the Board of Directors. Below he discusses recruitment best practices related to video interviewing.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies, including major law firms made changes to their candidate assessment and hiring practices. For example, in legal search a lateral partner transaction typically takes several months to a year to close and get paid a recruitment fee. To my delight I was fortunate to process two partner transactions over the last 15 months that closed in 4-5 months. Why? It is easier to get all of the stakeholders to get on a video v. coordinating in-person meetings. Pre-Covid this time table was impossible. Read the rest of this entry »