Simmons & Simmons is a world-class international law firm, with offices in all major business and financial centres across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. They focus on four significant industry groups, including energy and infrastructure, financial institutions, life sciences and technology, media and telecommunications.
Purpose of the project
The firm commits to providing clients with a significant number of qualified secondees on a rolling basis. A current trend in the FI Sector is the consolidation of panels, with the panel firms expected to provide an even bigger number of secondees in return for a larger percentage of the client’s legal spend. Since many clients have limited ability to grow permanent headcount, there will continue to be growth in demand for secondees, which is becoming increasingly difficult to meet.
Jarred Consulting supported the firm to develop an alternative resourcing model which was a dedicated, flexible resourcing pool of self employed lawyers who could assist in fulfilling client secondment requests as well as staffing extraordinary internal resource needs.
How Jarred Consulting helped
We established a working party to facilitate engagement across the business and champion the initiative.
Working closely with HR and the Resourcing team we established procedures and processes for:
Assessment & selection
On boarding of new consultants
Drafted all contractual documentation and worked with Compliance to ensure it was in line with legalities.
Developed a pricing mechanism taking into account varied client relationships
Developed a remuneration framework that is tied to the Firm’s associate pay scale taking into account the flexibility of the resource.
Supported the Marketing team to:
Design all promotional materials
Build online presence
Host a launch party
Worked with the Business Managers to manage client communications.
Recruited a permanent resource to administer the flexible resourcing model on a daily basis
Prior to handing the project over we had made several placements and interest in the initiative was growing.
Transition of HR and Operations
Agile Resourcing / Talent Management Consulting
Interim Head of Resourcing
Agile Resourcing / Recruitment Solutions
Leadership Development Programme Design and Implementation