Direct-Hire Placement is when a legal professional
introduced to you by APL works for you, the Client, and you
pay the APL Lawyer directly.
APL operates under a team approach so you are assured of the
fruits of co–ordinated efforts rather than of competition.
Once we have discussed your needs, including those
intangibles which often make or break the right fit, we
spring into action. We provide in-depth searches of our
comprehensive database of legal professionals (9000+ resumes
and growing) based on the key variables discussed with you,
as well as drafting and running complementary ads in the
Ontario Reports and in various career websites. We then
review those candidates who meet our stringent requirements,
doing both preliminary phone screening plus face-to-face
interviews. Only then do we send you reports and resumes on
the most suitable candidates.
Once you have decided to meet with a candidate, we assist in
helping to set up interviews, debrief both you and the
candidates, and help to answer any questions you may have.
In addition, if requested, we can even assist in the offer
process and perform reference checks on your behalf.
Screening Depth: Fit
Advocate Placement’s major difference is our attention to
the fit. Our candidates and clients reiterate the superior
comprehensiveness of our screening procedures. We see
staffing fit as critical to providing the right in-house
lawyer for the employer. We therefore invest extensive
resources to develop in-depth screening tools for candidates
and workplaces. We profile task and interpersonal
characteristics to determine the optimal fit.
Via our extensive database and wide number of contacts, as
well as from web and print advertising, we have a broad
inventory of candidates from which to select. . In addition
to our extensive contacts and data base (at over 7500
resumes), gained in 20+ years of practice, we also advertise
in and receive resumes from, our Web site and the major
legal electronic job services, where we are subscribers on
an unlimited basis (complimentary to you) But mainly, beyond
the few resumes we receive from our ads, we offer you the
benefit of our enormous database, which we mine exhaustively
on your behalf. We dig deeper.
We put 20+ years of our recruiting, networking, and marketing
experience to work for you. We have developed a rich contact
and knowledge pool as well as a finely honed team approach,
assuring you top quality recruitment services.
Our fee is a percentage of the legal professional's annual
monetary compensation in the first year of employment. We do
not include discretionary commission payments, allowances,
car or pension benefits. This compensation will be agreed
upon prior to work-start date.
At APL, we value our client’s privacy – we never, unless
requested, advertise our clients’ names and only reveal them
to those candidates that are deemed a good fit. As a result,
we ensure that you are not bombarded with unsolicited
resumes. In addition, because of our respect for privacy, we
never forward an unsolicited resume to you. If you have
further questions, our
outlines our responsibilities and practices.