Resource Management in law firms is changing. With the increasing focus on workplace diversity equality and inclusion, the shift to home working, pressure on matter profitability, and the ongoing fight for legal talent, law firms need to get smarter about how they allocate work.
Firms need Resource Management systems that make it easy for partners to find resources, support Diversity Equality & Inclusion policies, ease peaks and troughs of utilisation, give associates meaningful access to personal development data and ensure profitable resourcing on matters.
With BigHand Resource Management, lawyers have instant visibility of the key metrics they need, including forecasted activity and average billable hours to understand how well they are performing against the firm’s expectations.
Lawyers can also easily showcase their skills and experience and flag areas of interest to support their career progression.
Other experience can also be logged including industry sector and relationships with clients and partners. All experience entered then becomes searchable in the system.
For Resource Managers, workbooks provide real-time visibility of what their teams are working on, their capacity, and the ability to make changes to the allocation of work.
Partners or resource managers can use powerful search tools to find the right person for the job based on key information including skills, time required for the work and more.
A law firm partner can gain instant visibility of key metrics for their matters including upcoming and booked time, as well as individual availability.
A resource can also be requested by filling in a simple form with the relevant information needed, which can then be added to a workbook or posted to allow lawyers to proactively show interest in working on a particular matter.
Management can build quick and easy real-time reports around utilization or skillsets within the firm which can then be exported via PDF or Excel.
Matter details are also captured for a snapshot of essential information including forecasted hours and associated costs and rates for proactive informed decision making.
Implementation is quick and easy with the technology available in the cloud or on premise.
Get in touch today and join the rapidly growing number of law firms adopting BigHand Resource Management.