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Americans switching jobs are getting bigger raises than those staying put.

TOP 3 Facts On Job Hopping Right Now
  • Wage growth has averaged 5.3% for those taking new positions.
  • Companies in tech and construction are giving the largest pay raises.
  • The growth in pay is being driven by a very tight labor market.
Wednesday, 07 August, 2019
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Last year, data surpassed oil as the world’s most valuable commodity.

TOP 3 Takeaways From Netflix’s “The Great Hack”
  • Consumer data is now the most valuable asset any organization can possess.
  • Think before you click.
  • Data is leveraged not only to learn about your habits as a consumer, but to influence your habits as a consumer.
Wednesday, 31 July, 2019
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A thank you note after an interview is essential; TRU recommends sending one by email rather than handwritten.

TOP 3 Reasons An Emailed Thank You Is Best
  • Timeliness matters more than paper stock.
  • Word choices matter more than your hand writing (and in some cases poor handwriting can actually be a turn-off).
  • Snail mail is too slow and overnighting a thank you letter comes off as oddly aggressive.
Wednesday, 24 July, 2019
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It is sometimes better to be wrong when asked for an opinion in a team meeting than to remain silent.

TOP 3 Reasons To Speak Up, Even If You May Be Wrong
  • It indicates you are listening and engaged in the conversation at hand.
  • An incorrect answer can only be corrected if it is made known.
  • It shows courage and a willingness to be a participant not just an observer.
Wednesday, 17 July, 2019
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The PMI (Project Management Institute) estimates by 2025 there will be a need for about 88 million project professionals working in various industries.

TOP 3 Things You May Not Know about the PMP* Certification
  • There are 900,000 active PMP members globally.
  • PMP holders report earning 23 percent higher median salaries than those without.
  • There are over 1800 Registered Education Providers delivering PMP content worldwide.

*The PMP = Project Management Professional certification. Watch for next month’s LTN Certification Series from TRU for a deeper look into the PMI’s PMP!

Wednesday, 10 July, 2019
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Inconsistency breeds doubt and mistrust.

TOP 3 Inconsistencies Everyone Can Work To Avoid
  • Inconsistency in responsiveness
  • Inconsistency in availability
  • Inconsistency in punctuality
Tuesday, 02 July, 2019
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After surveying 252 global privacy professionals across 14 different industries, CPO Magazine has released the comprehensive report, “Data Protection and Privacy Officer Priorities 2019,” outlining imminent privacy challenges around the world.

TOP 3 Takeaways From The Data Protection And Privacy Officer Priorities Report 2019
  • 1 of 2 organizations spend less than $250,000 annually on data protection and privacy
  • 1 of 2 organizations allocate less than 5% of their governance, risk and compliance budget on data protection and privacy
  • 1 of 4 organizations have only a single employee handling their data protection and privacy function

Tip and TOP 3 courtesy of CPO Magazine's "Data Protection and Privacy Officer Priorities Report 2019"

Wednesday, 26 June, 2019
TRU Tips

Micromanage areas where mentorship is needed. Macromanage areas where employees have the opportunity to put mentoring into practice.

TOP 3 Times To Pull Back And Macromanage
  • When an employee establishes a meaningful relationship with a client
  • When an employee asks for the opportunity lead
  • When an employee possibly making a mistake on their own is acceptable and has more learning value than simply being told what to do
Wednesday, 19 June, 2019
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Having hard conversations strengthens relationships. Ghosting people sends the message that you don’t care.

TOP 3 Reasons Why Tough Conversations Lead To Stronger Relationships
  • Compromise: Difficult professional conversations where parties want different things can often lead to compromise after communication occurs. Demonstrating the ability to compromise is part of any great relationship.
  • Courage: Showing courage to address potential confrontation demonstrates strength in character and conviction.
  • Courtesy: Challenging professional conversations reflect courtesy for others’ time, effort and energy—even if it has been fruitless.
Wednesday, 12 June, 2019