The Founder and Director of Avimukta, Neha Sharma, with more than a decade-long experience in the legal recruitment sector, has enormous knowledge in the field and a wide network that includes some of the top organizations in the world!
With her long-term portfolio management skills and expertise in recruiting legal and compliance professionals across verticals, she has been driving her company toward new heights.
She was last associated with Hughes Castell, Singapore, a legal recruitment firm where she specialized in recruiting for private practice firms for mid to senior levels.
While at Hughes Castell, Sharma worked with an extensive range of international law firms in Singapore, such as Clifford Chance, Shearman & Sterling, Withers Worldwide, Holman Fenwick, Sidley Austin, Linklaters, King & Spalding, White & Case, and more.
Prior to Hughes Castell, she worked as a legal recruiter for RGF Management Search and Hays Specialist Recruitment, India, and was associated with the hiring of top-tier law firms.
Set up in the year 2016, in a nutshell, Avimukta (literally translating to for those who seek) is the one-stop destination for all legal recruitment needs.
They have been working with law and in-house firms and supplying talent (across all practice areas) for 5 years now.
Avimukta & Legal Recruiting
While talking about the challenges she had faced during the start of her recruitment business, she told us how reconnecting with older connections and contacts was difficult, especially since she was returning after 2 years in Singapore.
Moreover, filling job orders have always been difficult in legal recruiting since finding the right skilled professional is challenging. Global Legal Post points out that at least have stated how obtaining the right candidate is difficult and it’s more than important now to fill these roles as the legal job market is booming- says Lewis Banks, one of the senior managers at LegalDrop.com.
Filling job orders have always been difficult in legal recruiting since finding the right skilled professional is challenging.
Global Legal Post points out that at least 91% of lawyers have stated how obtaining the right candidate is difficult, and it’s more than important now to fill these roles as the legal job market is booming.
Another challenge that was quite predominant was finding talent for in-house firms, as they usually prefer candidates coming from an established brand.
Often they weren’t convinced of the candidate and what they could bring to the table. It took some time to break this corporate mindset.
Why Did Avimukta Choose Recruit CRM?
Coming from a strong legal recruitment background, Neha states that she has always worked on a recruitment software and never with excel sheets (we all know how messy it can get, right?)
To be very honest, we were very used to working on a recruitment software because they’re mostly user-friendly, save time, and eliminate a lot of manual data entry on excel sheets and word documents. Apart from this, whenever you’re working with a global firm, you can’t have people physically available to take account of what you’re doing. You’ll need a place where you can store information and measure your daily productivity levels.
Though Avimukta was looking at a couple of other recruitment software in the market, their decision boiled down to Recruit CRM primarily because—
- It aligned with their vision and business needs
- Extremely user-friendly
- It suited their budget
- Was 100% customizable
With fewer chances of duplication of data and knowing what her team members are doing, she believes she has made the right investment at the right time.
Recruit CRM has ended up reducing Avimukta’s turnover rate effectively!