The team at Tyler Wren recommends reading this article put together by COL. The piece offers commentary about The Great Resignation and subsequently how we see it affecting the legal workforce in both Australia and NZ.
Economists worldwide are excited about The Great Resignation. This is largely due to the prediction that millions of professionals will resign to find their ideal working conditions.
Our own Lisa Gray was featured as a contributor. Read on for an excerpt of what Lisa added to the conversation.
NZ legal careers are in the thick of it
Lisa Gray, Founder and Partner of Tyler Wren Lisa Gray believes that The Great Resignation has and will take the New Zealand legal industry by storm.
Lisa says, “The impacts of the pandemic have been draining senior Kiwi lawyers away from New Zealand’s small pool of talent for the past two years.”
“An Auckland-based Great Resignation is appearing. Legal professionals are moving away from New Zealand’s COVID capital. They’re branching out towards Christchurch and other regions that offer more affordable living and a more relaxed work environment.”
“An Auckland-based Great Resignation is appearing. Legal professionals are moving away from New Zealand’s COVID capital. They’re branching out towards Christchurch and other regions that offer more affordable living and a more relaxed work environment.
“Recent trade agreement might draw UK-qualified lawyers to fill New Zealand’s skill shortage by practising here. However, that’s a development for the future,” Lisa says.
“For now, our lawyers’ foreign income is boosting New Zealand’s economy. Unless there is a major economic shift, The Great Resignation will continue to trend in the months ahead.”
How to safeguard your talent
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