They’re our best ambassadors. Many times when you do use vendors you have to teach them about your culture.
— Geline Midouin, Shearman & Sterling’s chief people officer, speaking highly of the firm’s former lawyers, who are now being rewarded with cash for referring potential new hires. According to a report from Reuters, Shearman will pay $25,000 for a successful placement of associates or counsel with at least one year of experience, $2,500 for salaried business services professionals, and $1,000 for hourly staff.
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