Before you even think about hiring an employee for your firm, whether it is another associate, paralegal or office assistant, it is imperative that you know your office culture.
Culture is the character and personality of your firm. It is the sum of the values, traditions, attitudes and behaviors your firm exhibits.
Knowing your culture prevents having a revolving door of employees that don't fit, better enabling you to tailor your recruiting efforts to finding someone who matches your firm's values, work style, etc.
So what is your culture? Be very honest with yourself. This is not the time to bury your head in the sand.
Check out the latest What's the Buzz? episode, where LegalBee CEO Shelley Whitehead offers some questions you can answer to get you thinking about what your office culture is.
Once you’ve had a chance to watch, share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.