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“Lifestyle contractor” is the term for a candidate that is not interested in employment conversion to a direct hire role.

TOP 3 For Using Personality Testing In The Interview Process
  • If personality tests conducted at the end of the interview process cause you not to hire people you otherwise intended to, move the test to the beginning of the interview process.
  • Make the purpose of a personality test clear to a candidate and let them know how the results will be factored into the hiring decision.
  • Share the results with your new hire when they start. The discussion with an employee on the results are of greater value than the report results.
Wednesday, 28 October, 2020
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Using an exclamation point instead of a comma when making an introduction in an email ("Hi Jane!") signals to the reader the communication might not be an automated email blast.

TOP 3 Stark Changes from Q3 to Q4 2020’s Legaltech Job Market
  • Good candidates are once again entertaining multiple offers.
  • Hiring cycles are returning to pre-pandemic timelines.
  • Direct hiring headcount is opening, but contract-to-hire onboarding is increasingly the employer preference for new hires.
Wednesday, 21 October, 2020
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67% of TRU’s placements in the third quarter were contract jobs.

TOP 3 Takeaways From The Q3 Job Market
  • 40% of active openings going into the fourth quarter are still contract.
  • Contract job lengths are much longer than usual with plentiful year-long assignments.
  • The timeline for decision-making shortened by three weeks for direct hires in Q3.
Friday, 16 October, 2020
TRU Tips

65% of TRU placements made since March have been contract or contract-to-hire jobs.

TOP 3 Years For Contract Placement In Legal Technology
  • 2020 at 48% (65% since March)
  • 2015 at 47%
  • 2016 & 2018 tie at 44%
Wednesday, 07 October, 2020
TRU Tips

Legal ops jobs could be the future but technology and process may need to be improved before people will be hired in volume.

TOP 3 Takeaways From The Deloitte 2020 Legal Operations Survey
  • Respondents gave technology and knowledge management a 2.07 and a 2.57 respectively out of 4 on the legal ops maturity scale.
  • 77% of survey respondents indicated that their legal systems were not integrated with a consistent data taxonomy to allow for visibility into workflows and real-time data.
  • 89% of respondents felt that current knowledge management solutions were not meeting their needs.

Tip and TOP 3 courtesy of Legaltech News “Legal Ops Maturity Not Yet to 'Advanced' Stage, Says Deloitte Survey

Wednesday, 30 September, 2020
TRU Tips

ESI sales hiring managers want as close as they can get to a proven success in an individual contributor.

TOP 3 Ways To Position Yourself As A Proven Success On A Sales Interview
  • Be open about your relationships from the first interview; reputation is everything in legal tech sales.
  • Be transparent with your potential new employer about your compensation and commission history and expectations.
  • Know your numbers. Average deal size, sales cycle, and revenue numbers should be things you can quickly share with your interviewer.
Wednesday, 23 September, 2020
TRU Tips

When an interviewer asks you what you are looking to do next, be careful not to start “resume-ing” your past and instead answer the question.

TOP 3 Questions To Ask Yourself To Determine What You Want To Do Next
  • How do you want to impact a business?
  • How do want to spend your time: managerial v. operational v. technical v. strategic?
  • How do you want your success to be measured?
Wednesday, 16 September, 2020
TRU Tips

If you're working from home and your children are engaged in remote learning, scheduling everything from device time to family time is helpful for balance.

TOP 3 Strategies For An Engaged Family Working Remotely
  • Create dedicated space in your home for work and school to minimize distractions and ensure you can "leave" when the day is done.
  • If financially possible, every member of the family should have their own device.
  • Schedule everything: tasks, breaks, meetings, "water cooler moments," story time, dinner time, so that things get their appropriate weight in allocation.

Tip and TOP 3 courtesy of Jared Coseglia on "Tech on Tuesday: Best Practices for Working or Schooling From Home" on Michigan's 9&10 News

Thursday, 10 September, 2020
TRU Tips

In an interview, don't inadvertently point out your shortcomings.

TOP 3 Phrases To Avoid In An Interview
  • "I know I don't have X certification yet, but I'm going to get it."
  • “I know you want someone who has done X; I haven’t but know I could pick it up quickly.”
  • ”I think my experience is broad enough even though you were looking for someone with more years of experience than me."
Wednesday, 02 September, 2020