Practical Tips to Virtually Hire and Onboard Successfully


Pre-COVID, legal professionals operated in a world centered around in-person interactions; meeting with clients, colleagues, appearing in court, attending mediations, the list goes on. COVID took all human interactions virtual and now even happy hours happen on Zoom. While we are cautiously optimistic that soon we’ll slowly start making our way back into the office and gathering in-person, some firms are permanently integrating the tech-centered changes that worked well for them during COVID.

In this episode, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt speak with Rochelle Birnbaum Chiocca about shifting from traditional in-person methods used to recruit, hire, and onboard new employees to accomplishing it all in a virtual setting. They discuss the benefits, and some of the pitfalls, of the virtual process and offer some practical tips and resources available to solo, small, and large firms alike.

Rochelle Birnbaum Chiocca is a partner in the West Palm Beach office of Cole, Scott & Kissane.  For the past twenty years, her practice has focused on construction defect litigation, premises liability matters, and insurance coverage disputes. Rochelle became Cole, Scott & Kissane’s Director of Recruiting in February 2020.  She is responsible for the hiring of law clerks and attorneys at all fourteen offices of Florida’s largest law firm.

This podcast has been approved by The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Department for 1 hour of General CLE credit. Course #4673.



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