In a recent survey by Major Lindsey & Africa, Generation Z law students told the recruiter, in resounding fashion, that they prefer the flexibility of remote working over working from an office all of the time. Indeed, just 3% of the 240 respondents said they prefer coming into the office every day. The majority of respondents, 60%, want the flexibility to decide for themselves where to work, 20% said they would prefer to have set remote work days each week, and just 6% want to work remotely 100% of the time. "I think the firms that want to continue to have a more traditional model might find challenges associated with competing with the firms that adopt these types of policies, because obviously Generation Z is very attracted to those policies," said Jackie Bokser LeFebvre, managing director in Major Lindsey's associate practice group and a co-author of the survey. When asked whether they would take a cut in compensation for geographic flexibility, respondents were divided 50-50. "If firms are going to provide this benefit of flexibility in terms of where attorneys work and what hours, they also need to figure out how to balance the challenges that present themselves with a flexible and remote work environment," LeFebvre said. Read more here.
Published April 26, 2021.