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Most offers are contingent on passing a background check. You know better than your potential employer whether any issues will arise.

Top 3 Things That Cause Offers To Be Rescinded During A Background Check
  • Inaccurate dates of employment: Don’t fudge the numbers—be specific to the month if not the day on when you started and exited a job. Inaccuracies often imply deceit costing people a potential offer.
  • Negative News Coverage: This is a new and rapidly developing cause of offers being rescinding. Employers are more regularly checking the internet and media archive outlets for negative contextual headlines and stories about potential new hires.
  • Undisclosed criminal activity: If you know something will come up in your criminal background check, let your potential employer know in advance—the surprise of finding something unfavorable is typically more damaging than complete transparency and many applications require disclosure of certain criminal liabilities.
Wednesday, 28 March, 2018
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It is best to disclose something you know will come up on your background check to your potential future employer; the surprise of finding something unfavorable is typically more damaging than complete transparency about the past when you know a check will expose details to a prospective employer.

Top 3 Conferences Not To Miss In The Next 30 Days
Wednesday, 21 March, 2018
TRU Tips

CNN Money reported that the U.S. economy added 313,000 jobs in February—a much stronger increase than economists expected.

Top 3 Things To Know About The U.S. February Jobs Report
  • The increase in jobs in February was the biggest gain since July 2016.
  • The unemployment rate stayed at 4.1%—the lowest in 17 years.
  • Wages grew 2.6% compared with a year earlier.

Tip and Top 3 courtesy of CNN Money’s February Jobs Report.

Wednesday, 14 March, 2018
TRU Tips

Are you thinking of moving to a virtual staffing model? According to a study by INRIX, the cost of commuter traffic is about $1000 per person annually and over $461 billion in lost revenue for the US, UK, and Germany.

Top 3 Ways To Build Instant Trust On Day One Of A New Job
  • Be responsive. Being quickly responsive to the needs of a new manager, employers, or clients shows them you are at the ready and are watching closely for requests.
  • Be empathetic. Showing an emotional understanding for the needs of your supervisors or clients helps build instant trust.
  • Create documentation. Taking the time to make yourself visibly accountable in a routine way helps build trust; for example, send end-of-day emails that summarize work received, delivered, and pending.
Thursday, 08 March, 2018
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Studies have shown that most people prefer autonomy to authority and prestige.

Top 3 Statistics For Freelance Work In The United States
  • Almost half the American workforce will be freelance by 2020—the growing number of such studies reinforces the point that what was once speculation is now a near-certain trend.
  • Ninety-seven percent of independent workers (up ten percent from 2016) report no desire to return to traditional work.
  • The number of Americans working for themselves looks to triple—to 42 million people—by 2020.

Tip and Top 3 courtesy of Quartz at Work: “The number of Americans working for themselves could triple by 2020

Wednesday, 28 February, 2018
TRU Tips

Historically, when industry-specific verticals become dominated by a single technology or educational institution, certifications from those providers become the standard means of employer measurement and validation for skills and experience needed to quickly hire in a contract capacity.

Top 3 Reasons To Apply For TRU’s Scholarship Program
  • Possessing the certifications in our program has proven to increase the compensation potential of individuals who hold them.
  • Taking the time to self-reflect and evaluate yourself and your goals is a critical exercise and our application process demands that of each individual. Take the time to reflect and apply!
  • Free is free! It costs nothing to apply and nothing once you win. If cost is your barrier to gaining certification and training, there is no excuse not to apply!
Wednesday, 21 February, 2018
TRU Tips

The TRU Staffing Partners Scholarship Program is a merit-based program, and applications are considered independent of your financial need. This makes the essay component the key factor in your application, so take the time to be thoughtful in your essay.

Top 3 Tips For Writing Your TRU Scholarship Essay
  • Your writing skills are being evaluated, so you must doublecheck your grammar and spelling. Compose your email in Word where you can run a spellcheck before pasting it into the application.
  • The reviewers want to know how additional education or certification from the scholarship will help advance your career, so be sure to connect these dots explicitly.
  • Make it personal. Include an anecdote or some background information that shows your personality so that your application stands out from the crowd and becomes memorable.
Wednesday, 14 February, 2018
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For many, Legalweek is an exercise in rekindling and maintaining existing relationships, not making new ones. For buyers of software and services, the desire to find out of the box new solutions is a key driver for attendance.

Top 3 Takeaways From Legalweek New York 2018
  • AI and security remain the hot topics for legal technology in 2018 with GDPR and Information Governance also garnering significant attention with EU privacy deadlines.
  • There was tremendous buzz around cloud e-discovery software providers raising large amounts of venture capital, specifically Logikcull and Disco, as well as curiosity around how much market share they actually have captured away from the dominant player in the space, Relativity, whose RelativityOne offering continues to gain subscribers.
  • The vendor floor was at its thinnest in years with notable absences from household brand names in e-discovery, a lack of meaningful participation from the cybersecurity vendors, and less foot traffic from attendees. Many vendors had events off-site from the show to capitalize on the swarms of potential clients congregating in New York for the conference.
Wednesday, 07 February, 2018
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Sales staffing in ESI is all about timing—not the client’s timing, but the candidate’s timing. Smart ESI companies are always looking for sales talent and ready to move on that talent when and if they become available.

Top 3 Observations On Legalweek Advertising
  • DISCO, a growing cloud hosted review platform software provider, has purchased almost all of the Hilton lobby advertising real estate with large and clever posters at every entrance and on every structural column at Legalweek.
  • Epiq/DTI (now notably Epiq Global), the most powerful and dominant player in the ESI industry, was not a core sponsor this year and had minimal advertising throughout the show. The change in ad space visibility seems indicative of changes in Legalweek's power over buyers as a venue for making new deals happen.
  • ACEDS has a strong presence this year, including a circulating vendor bingo card that promotes their brand as well as their strategic partners, which include Compliance DS, Relativity, Cloud9, TRU, and others.
Wednesday, 31 January, 2018