“Hire Slow, Fire Fast” is an often-used phrase when it comes to hiring new staff. Like many clichés there is a lot of truth in this phrase. In my Practice Management Advice column for the new Law Practice Magazine, I  ask whether there is a better strategy: “Hire Slow, Fire Fast” or “Hire Smarter, Fire Less”? I interviewed Bjorn Christianson, Managing Partner of Christianson TDS, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba for some of his ideas about skills testing before hiring and shared some of my own ideas as well.

The November/December 2014 issue of Law Practice Magazine has the theme: From Workaholism to Work-Life Balance. That is certainly a timely subject for many attorneys and I hope you find time to read the articles on that topic. LP Cover NovDec 2014

But today I want to highlight a couple of the other regular columnists in this publication.

Tom Grella’s Managing column is titled “Change, Uncertainty and Law Firm Management.” This is a great opportunity to read about change management from a former law firm managing partner.

Tom Mighell’s column focuses on “Supercharging the Humble To-Do List.” We lawyers live by our to-do lists (aka task lists) and most of us think the one we use could be improved. Tom takes us through his thought process in selecting a good to-do list app and shares the tool that he chose to use as well as the runners-up.

Linda Klein, immediate past chair of the ABA House of Delegates, writes about how, even in these days of a buyer’s market for new law firm talent, it is critical to think of “Professional Development: Now More than Ever.”