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Exclusively retaining a staffing agency indicates to candidates that an employer is serious about the search.

TOP 3 Career Questions To Reflect On Over Thanksgiving
  • Am I happy in my current position with my current employer?
  • Am I valued and recognized for my contributions?
  • Do I have a clear path to career advancement?
Wednesday, 25 November, 2020
TRU Tips

Privacy jobs are shifting to corporate and away from law firms.

TOP 3 Reasons Privacy Jobs Are Moving From Law Firms To Corporations
  • Privacy's value is beginning to supersede simply compliance and beginning to now affect brand reputation.
  • Necessity for repeatable processes in privacy by design demands talent in greater abundance for corporations.
  • Outside counsel is too expensive and certain outsourced tasks can/should be internalized as they are not holistically legal functions.
Wednesday, 18 November, 2020
TRU Tips

Few passive job seekers will embrace or accept a pay cut simply when relocating to a new geography that has a lower cost of living.

TOP 3 Reasons Talent Is Moving Out Of Big Cities Right Now
  • Fewer people mean a lower risk of COVID infection.
  • Employers are subscribing to virtual employment and talent wants to take advantage of that opportunity to move.
  • Candidates want lower cost-of-living locations without reduction in salary to elevate their lifestyle, education, and investment opportunities.
Tuesday, 10 November, 2020
TRU Tips

People tend to invest in those who invest in themselves.

TOP 3 Cities Where Law Firms Are Looking To Relocate e-Discovery Talent
  • Charleston, SC
  • Seattle, WA
  • Raleigh & Durham, NC
Wednesday, 04 November, 2020
TRU Tips

“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
TRU Tips

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
TRU Tips

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