LONG BEACH, Calif. (PRWEB) April 09, 2014
With the addition of contract staffing services, Tenacious Staffing is offering a low-risk way for both companies and legal professionals to explore uncharted territory.
The firm, established in 2013, has a unique niche placing attorneys and law school graduates in positions outside the legal field. They work exclusively with legal professionals who are looking for a permanent career change rather than those who are just biding time until they are hired by a law firm. Companies outside of the legal field are sometimes reluctant to hire these candidates, even though they may be qualified to work in a number of fields, including human resources, compliance, sales, and marketing, said the firm’s CEO and Founder Lakisha Morris.
“Companies don’t realize the tremendous amount of transferable skills that law school graduates possess,” Morris said. “Companies will think that law school graduates are overqualified or a flight risk. Companies believe being a lawyer is like what you see on TV and question ‘Why would you want to leave law in the first place?’ Companies need to recognize that the majority of law school graduates obtained undergraduate degrees in other fields and/or worked in other non-legal fields prior to attending and graduating law school. Law school provides additional skills that are useful in any position or industry such as great written and oral communication skills, the ability research and analyze facts, the ability to handle multiple responsibilities and work under pressure, the ability to work in teams, and the ability to establish rapport, listen and problem solve, just to name a few.”
That is where Tenacious Staffing’s new contract staffing services come in. The firm now has the ability to place contractors through the back-office services of Top Echelon Contracting, which becomes the legal employer of the contractors, handling all the financial and administrative details of a contract placement. This allows the firm to offer candidates on a contract-to-direct basis so that their clients can evaluate the candidates’ skills and knowledge on the job without the risk of hiring them directly. If the arrangement does not work out, they can simply end the contract, but if they like the candidate, they can extend a direct-hire offer.
Working on a contract-to-direct basis also allows candidates to try different types of positions and companies, Morris said.
“When law school graduates decide to leave the legal field, they often times don’t know where to start looking for these non-legal positions. Contract staffing allows them to try out an area of interest in order to determine if they could truly see themselves making a career out of it,” said Morris, adding that contract staffing also provides better work-life balance.
Tenacious Staffing recently added a contract staffing page and video to their website to further explain this new service. You can view the page and video at http://www.tenaciousstaffing.com/we-provide-contract-staffing.html
Based in Long Beach, Calif., Tenacious Staffing is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). Both Morris and the firm’s Vice President of Business Development Naomi Hill are attorneys, so they have the background and expertise to effectively place this select group of candidates.
“We really do understand the challenges both candidates and their potential employers face when an attorney decides to transition to a new career,” Morris said. “We are not just trying to fill a position. We are trying to fit these well-qualified candidates into the company’s corporate strategy and culture, provide a competitive advantage for these companies, and foster a long-term relationship that results in greater satisfaction for everyone.”