BigHand Survey Reveals Less Than One Third of Firms Prioritise Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

BigHand has announced the findings of its latest industry report uncovering an unprecedented level of employee volatility within law firms with increased lateral hiring, salaries rising fast, and a failure to meet employee hybrid-working expectations.

Top findings include:

  • Half of respondents report that their firm has mandated the number of days they must be in the office – yet 49% of NA respondents and 35% of UK admit to not complying.
  • 69% of NA and 52% of UK firms report increasing client pressure to resource matters with diversity in mind, yet less than one third (24% of NA and 27% of UK) law firms are prioritizing DEI when staffing matters.
  • 71% of NA, 63% of UK firms have received pressure from clients to make sure legal work is completed by the most cost-effective resource.

With a total of 836 responses across senior leadership from firms in North America and the UK, the report provides extensive analysis of current resourcing trends at law firms and is a must-read for progressive legal professionals globally.

Please see full press release including a link to the report below, and on our website here.

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