We are proud members of NALSC, an organization that is “committed to the highest ethical standards” in legal recruitment. Founded in 1984, it now has 200 members (law firms and recruiting firms alike) from the US and further afield. A glance at some of the names on this list shows a veritable who’s who of the legal recruiting industry and BigLaw. Please see the NALSC Code of Ethics for the policies Shuart adheres to.
As we only operate by the highest ethical standards, Shuart has a defined process for assisting candidates in finding a new position. All information is kept confidential, and your resume will only be submitted to firms that we’ve discussed with you. Learn more about our affiliation with NALSC here.
Temp-to-hire describes a temporary assignment that has the potential to turn into a permanent position. It’s also known as a “working interview.” Sometimes employers are unsure of their actual long-term needs—this buys them time. Sometimes they have had difficulty finding the right candidates—this gives you both the chance to try each other out. If you fulfill your obligations as an employee and the employer is interested in utilizing your services on a more permanent basis, the permanent position is yours. We only recommend accepting a temp-to-hire offer if you are not presently employed.
Of course. This is your career and if you are not interested in a position, decline! We will help you refuse the offer with the highest degree of professionalism and, with your feedback, we will continue to pursue positions that meet your experience, skills and preferences.