Legal Department Expense per Employee

Benchmarking Report

Legal Department Expense per Employee

This PDF report includes benchmarking data (in a visual, chart-based format), an comprehensive KPI definition, characteristics of high performers and technical details on measuring Legal Department Expense per Employee. Purchase and download this easy-to-understand, presentation-ready report immediately to compare performance levels, set attainable performance targets, and push towards best-in-class performance for this KPI.

What is Legal Department Expense per Employee?

The total expense incurred by the Legal Department divided by the number of employees working for the company over the same period of time.

Why should Legal Department Expense per Employee be measured?

Legal Department Expense per Employee measures the total expense incurred by the Legal Department in relation to the number of employees working for the company over the same period of time. A relatively low value for this metric is typically related to a few common factors, including highly manual (i.e., error and rework prone) Legal Department processes and procedures (e.g., poor use of document management systems, etc.), excessive time spent on low-value work (e.g., printing, scanning, etc.), overstaffing, general inefficiencies within Legal Department processes (e.g., inefficient distribution of corporate governance policies to employees, poor management of company intellectual property, etc.), and sub-par Legal Department employee training and performance. While companies typically seek to streamline operations and employee positions to reduce expenses in the Legal Department, great care should be taken when doing so as too many layoffs may make it that much more difficult for the company to successfully mitigate any legal issues that may pop up.

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