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Top 10 Predictions for the 2019 Legal Tech Job Market

For the last four years, TRU Staffing Partners has given the community our annual “Top 10 Predictions” related to the legal technology job market. Last year’s predictions drew attention to new disciplines seeking a place in the legal job market as well as repeat trends building momentum toward becoming new standards in industry hiring practices and talent development.

This year’s prophecies reveal a culmination and realization of several forecasts from years past as well as several new developments (or lack of developments) that are shaping the future of staffing in the legal industry. These observations and deductions aim to help employers and employees anticipate how to maneuver professionally and hire the right talent in the year ahead. Read TRU’s top 10 predictions for 2019 and how they will impact the hiring practices of law firms, corporations, consultancies, software companies and service providers around the globe here!

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TRU Tips

In 2019, cloud-focused ESI software companies successfully bolstered, expanded, and matured their sales forces and client onboarding mechanisms in order to pave the way for anticipated booms in business in 2020.

TOP 3 ESI Sales Staffing Trends Of 2019
  • The average base compensation offered for an individual contributor decreased nominally from 2018.
  • ESI sales reps who changed jobs to service (not software) providers dropped by fifty percent.
  • ESI service providers likely spent more money on sales staff retention than net new hiring in 2019, particularly in the first two quarters.
Wednesday, 04 December 2019, 13:55
TRU Tips

Fourth quarter hiring this year has intensified and clients are going above and beyond to lock in new talent for new jobs.

TOP 3 Myths About End Of Year Hiring
  • Candidates will not change jobs because they are waiting for a year-end bonus. False!
  • Clients will not set delayed start dates or offer sign-on bonuses to entice talent to make decisions about changing jobs before the end of the year. False!
  • Hiring managers will be slow to act due to the holidays. False!
Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 15:55
TRU Tips

For every day out of the office, anticipate it taking three days to feel caught up.

TOP 3 Ways To Catch Up After Being Out Of Office
  • Keep your out of office message on one day longer to buy time to catch up.
  • Work from the top of your inbox and move down. Respond to the latest information in a chain as people often resolve issues during your absence.
  • Do a quick categorization of priorities and stick to them. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 14:47