Despite the significant growth of the industry, many lawyers couldn’t hire the best employees for their teams. Finding the right employees to match your law firm's vision can be a lengthy and frustrating process. How and who you hire are instrumental to the future of your company. To set your law firm for success, you need to hire the right employees with the potential to elevate and turn your company’s vision into reality.
In this episode, our guest Julie Bartkus shares the importance of emotional connection in hiring employees to get the best talent for your law firm. She discusses techniques for creating advertisements that will attract the people you need for your company. We also discuss how you can retain and motivate your employees to meet and surpass expectations and cultivate a positive workplace.
If you want to know how to hire the right additions to your team and motivate them to pursue success, this episode is for you.
Here are three reasons why you should listen to this episode:
Julie Bartkus’ Background
It is demotivating for employees when they feel the leaders are just going to hire anybody.
When we hire employees based on fear and desperation, our staff can tell that they have no qualifications for the work.
Julie: “People really want to feel like where they work is elite, where they work is hard to get into, and that they are working someplace special — even if it is McDonald’s. ”
Our mindset affects our way and attitude about hiring. When we’re hiring, we are in a place of abundance and prosperity.
Julie: “People who hung on to what their desire was, and then engage their active imagination that what they wanted was here, were the ones who really thrived.”
Advertisements and the Abundance Mindset
Writing the Perfect Advertisement to Sell Your Vision
The Technical Side of Ads
Hiring is a crossover between how you sell your clients and how you sell people on the job.
Julie: “You go through your mindset transformation, and then you put your pen to paper, write your ad, and you see who you attract.”
A multi-layered approach to hiring can help you target the right person for the job. Skipping any steps in a multi-layered approach leads to hiring mistakes.
Moshe: “You want somebody to hire you because they want to work with you. Because they have a strong desire to work specifically with you, not just get their problem solved. [It's the] same thing with an employee; we have to get to the person who is the perfect candidate.”
Julie: “Show yourself or prove yourself to be above and beyond when it comes to the people you select to be a part of your team — that you’re going to do everything to set them up for success as their journey continues.”
Ideal Frequency and Structure of One-on-One Meetings
Julie: “As a leader, the biggest thing I need to do is to bring about change to my organization and to know what that change is. What is it that you want to accomplish over the next 12 months?”
If you can’t give a compliment, talk about why you hired them and the brilliance that they bring to the company.
Julie: “If you’re not giving your employees awareness about their less desirable behaviors or things they need to change or things they need to be doing differently, we’re really shortchanging them out of the opportunity to grow.”
Julie’s Key Piece of Advice
Julie: “There’s a solution that can totally transform and change your mindset and help you reconnect with your baby — the business you love, the business you created.”
Julie Bartkus is a workplace transformationalist who has been providing her services to businesses for over 20 years. She is currently the founder and president of Motivate Teachers.
Her goal is to cultivate a dreamy workplace and get the team that brings companies’ vision to life. She works with leaders to motivate their employees and create a positive workplace that encourages feedback and change. Julie has extensive experience in identifying cycles of disruptive events that stem from demotivation and lack of morale. Her step-by-step system helps leaders change their workplaces and gear their employees toward success.
Interested in Julie’s work? You can find more information on her services through her website. You can also connect with her through Facebook and Linkedin or by calling 800-211-5671.
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