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The American Lawyer: Law Firms are Embracing Change to Satisfy Associates

December 28, 2018

While the challenge to retain associates is significant across the legal industry, consultant Marcie Borgal Shunk, president and founder of the Tilt Institute, said she sees some law firms changing in a way that she expects to see more of in the coming year. “O’Melveny & Myers, for example, has turned to psychometric tests to hire its newest crop of talent. Firms have also made extensive investments in workplace flexibility programs and expanded parental leave policies to address work-life balance concerns,” the article noted.

In November 2018, O’Melveny become the first US law firm to adopt two cutting-edge technologies that address critical diversity and inclusion issues: pymetrics will enhance the firm’s ability to assess candidates based on their potential, not pedigree; Werk will help the firm design flexibility options that maximize employee satisfaction, engagement, productivity, and retention.