Peer to Peer Magazine

September 2011

The quarterly publication of the International Legal Technology Association

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How IT Can HR's Arsenal Help Build (and Utilize It) by Thomas E. Bennett, Manager of Information Technology at Thompson Coburn LLP level multithreading protocols and reallocation of database connection pools. Or maybe it's a VMware guru who can also whip up installation packages in Admin Studio. So you sit down to craft the perfect job posting, listing in detail the qualifications of the position –– skills needed, educational requirements and certifications desired. As you add more and more details, your perfect job description starts showing W 48 www.iltanet.org Peer to Peer e've all been there: You're looking for someone who knows Linux command-line syntax and can tune a MySQL database like a fine piano. Or you need a C# developer who's experienced with low- signs of bloat. Undaunted, you press onward with additional details and more acronyms. You add an operating system here and a vendor product there. By now, your brief, on-point job description looks like the winning entry in a bad grammar contest. You need a new outlook, a fresh set of eyes, someone with the skills and experience to know what works and what doesn't in the recruiting wars. Too bad you didn't contact HR right from the start…

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