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Last week, employers gave more counter offers than in any previous week in TRU history to try and retain staff in ESI, cybersecurity and data privacy.

TOP 3 Ways Employers are Incentivizing Talent to Accept Offers and Stop Searching
  • Sign on bonuses for 24-hour acceptances and for declining all counter offers (or other offers)
  • Hyper-accelerated interview processes where offers are made within 48 hours of resume submission
  • Additional stock incentives for corporate cyber/privacy pros
Wednesday, 09 June, 2021
TRU Tips

Giving good advice leads to greater trust.

TOP 3 Statistics that Show Remote Work is Here to Stay
  • Paid job postings on LinkedIn for “remote work” opportunities rose 457% from a year ago.
  • Fully remote work accounts for 9.7% of all listings, but 20.5% of job views and 24.4% of job applications.
  • Especially in tech, work-from-home adoption proved to be quick, effective, and likely here to stay.

Tip and TOP 3 courtesy of “Employers catch on: remote job posts rise 457% as tech, media lead the way” on LinkedIn

Wednesday, 02 June, 2021
TRU Tips

When hiring at an executive level, confidence in choosing comes from consensus.

TOP 3 Pieces of Advice for Giving Zoom Webinars
  • Slow down the pace of your speech but not the delivery of the new content.
  • Allow for a “two-Mississippi” count after someone has stopped talking before you enter the conversation.
  • Giving visual listening cues is critical to show engagement, but be careful your visual cues don’t signal that you’ve stopped listening and are ready to speak.
Wednesday, 26 May, 2021
TRU Tips

When one or two vendors in ESI go through aggressive hiring cycles, peer vendors experience the exact opposite with attrition—and then the cycle continues.

TOP 3 Takeaways From "Ask the Expert" With TRU And EDRM
  • The majority of webinar participants currently working remotely do not want to go back into an office, and many would take a pay cut to stay remote.
  • E-discovery hiring is happening faster now than ever before for two reasons: There is more work to do than there are workers to do it, and remote work has opened up the talent pool up to the whole country.
  • If you had to take a step back from your career during the pandemic, make sure to have specific, authentic responses about what you have done/are doing to stay relevant during your time away.

Watch "Ask the Expert" With TRU And EDRM here!

Wednesday, 19 May, 2021
TRU Tips

When asked a hypothetical on an interview, attempt to redirect the answer with a specific example from your work history that addresses the intent behind the interviewer’s question.

TOP 3 April Jobs Report Takeaways
  • 266,000 jobs were added – that means the U.S. is still down about 4 million jobs from its pre-pandemic peak, with 9.8 million still unemployed.
  • Unemployment rate rose to 6.1% from 6% as labor-force participation rate ticked up to 61.7% from 61.5%, which means a few more Americans started looking for work.
  • Americans are trying to come back to work – 2.8 million Americans said the pandemic was the main reason they didn’t look for work in April, but that’s down from 3.7 million people in March.
Wednesday, 12 May, 2021
TRU Tips

San Francisco is the most difficult city to hire both privacy and ESI talent.

TOP 3 Ways To Sift Through A Pile Of Resumes
  • Read through not just for what they did, but how they impacted a business.
  • Look for resumes with a strong career summary at the top that articulates who the candidate is and what they have achieved.
  • Maintain a zero-tolerance policy for formatting, grammatical, and typographical errors.
Tuesday, 04 May, 2021
TRU Tips

Privacy pros: The biggest client critique of high level privacy program and product leader candidates that interviewed in Q1 was that they spent too much time on hypotheticals and not enough time on actual accomplishments.

TOP 3 Ways To Articulate What You’ve Done, Instead Of What You Know
  • Ground every interview answer with an example of work you have performed (“A perfect example of showing leadership under pressure was when I…”)
  • Use questions or comments from interviewers as a means to redirect to examples from your past that reflect shared experiences (“That reminds me of the time I…”)
  • Refuse to hypothesize! (“I’m not sure what I would do in that situation, but I had a similar situation in which XYZ occurred and the way I responded was…”)
Wednesday, 28 April, 2021
TRU Tips

West Coast Project Managers in e-discovery are commanding a premium in compensation.

TOP 3 Reasons West Coast Talent Is In Peak Demand
  • Employers are using PST-based talent to cover shift transitions for global clients.
  • More U.S.-based ESI vendors and law firms have global clients now than ever before.
  • Talent is simply more scarce in the West.
Thursday, 22 April, 2021
TRU Tips

ESI Project Manager salaries at law firms and corporations are now averaging $140K-160K.

TOP 3 Reasons ESI PM Salaries Will Experience Inflation In Mid-Q2
  • Demand is too high and active supply is insufficient for vendors and consulting firms.
  • Law firms and corporations are now paying more money by 20% on average for ESI project managers.
  • Many ESI PMs are exiting the space and moving into tertiary disciplines like privacy, security, and governance.
Wednesday, 14 April, 2021