Employees Who Feel Their Skills Are Not Being Developed Are Ten Times More Likely To Leave An Organisation

The high volume of career movers in the newly qualified solicitor – 5PQE range and at partner level over the last 18 months supports a key stat from an interesting panel discussion at LinkedIn's EMEA HQ in Dublin last week organised by the Employment and Recruitment Federation – that employees who feel their skills are not being developed are ten times more likely to leave an organisation.

Post-pandemic, solicitors working in organisations where they feel their skills are plateauing, where they do not feel a sense of belonging, or where they feel undervalued, are voting with their feet.

While the associate market is always busy, historically in Ireland, there were limited opportunities for partners to move. This has changed dramatically over the last ten years and there are still plenty of exciting leadership roles for senior lawyers in Dublin, Cork, and Galway across a range of practice disciplines.

In a legal services market where there is increased competition for solicitors, law firms which do not offer continued development potential for associates and partners, will lose those leaders to more progressive competitors.

Whatever your area of practice or PQE, if you are interested in learning more about the legal jobs market, or you would like to discuss your career options, we would love to hear from you. For a confidential discussion, please contact Bryan Durkan or your usual Spencer Lennox contact on +353 1 9602120 or email careers@spencerlennox.ie.