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“What we have had is a radical experiment the last 6 months that shows this WFH system does actually work.” – Adam Virgadamo, Morgan Stanley U.S. Equity Director

TOP 3 Work From Home AKA Virtual Employment Revelations From Q2 2020
  • Law firms have almost uniformly rethought their physical footprint spend and are trending towards adopting WFH employment as a primary modality for existing hires. Law firms have been the slowest sector to resume hiring.
  • Corporations, particularly ones involved in product development, and industry-centric software providers still eventually want people to come back into the office and are actively hiring with this expectation in mind.
  • Service providers and consulting firms have mostly adopted WFH prior to the pandemic and continue to push further into virtual employment as their primary staffing approach.
Wednesday, 15 July, 2020
TRU Tips

Studies show adults typically pay attention to one task for about eight seconds.

TOP 3 Reasons Our Attention Spans Are Shorter
  • Businesspeople send and receive an average of 121 emails per day.
  • The average adult is exposed to an average of 247 marketing messages per day.
  • Twenty-eight percent of the average adult’s time a day is spent on social media, where marketing messages are abundant.

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Thursday, 09 July, 2020
TRU Tips

About 50% of roles filled by TRU in June 2020 were jobs that had been active prior to COVID.

TOP 3 Job Market Takeaways From Q2 2020
  • For most alternative legal service providers, the bottom was felt in April and May with all-time lows in net new hires.
  • The privacy job market is coming back strong, but corporations are rethinking and retooling their leadership roles/responsibilities rather than hiring/scaling their middle management staff.
  • ESI companies and law firms are running lean on talent despite rising billables. ESI mid-market staffing remains flat (on hold mostly) for project managers and analysts.
Wednesday, 01 July, 2020
COVID with Privacy Pros: Biogen's Susan Wise

As part of TRU's continued commitment to representing privacy professionals (and helping people become privacy professionals), CEO Jared Coseglia will be interviewing Chief Privacy Officers, legal counsel, and partners in privacy practice groups as part of an ongoing series, Coffee with Privacy Leaders, published by CPO Magazine. The series is temporarily being rebranded "COVID with Privacy Pros" as the privacy industry adapts to the pandemic. Read the ninth of several interviews, "Biogen's CPO, Susan Wise,” HERE!

Tuesday, 30 June, 2020

TRU founder and CEO Jared Coseglia will be sharing his market knowledge with the Athens, Greece chapter of IAPP's KnowledgeNet on June 30, 2020 at 11:30AM EDT. The topic of the meeting is "Privacy and Security Market Insights and Updates: What organizations and DPOs need to know." This meeting is open to all, but registration is limited, so sign up HERE!

Thursday, 25 June, 2020
TRU Tips

"Tokenization" is the process of replacing sensitive data with unique identification symbols that retain all the essential information about the data without compromising its security.

TOP 3 Resume Tips For COVID-Era Job Seekers
  • Specify end dates of most recent employment (do not leave “present” if you are not currently working).
  • Eliminate objectives and replace with a summary of experience.
  • Outline professional development, certification, and/or education tracks you are actively pursuing, even if completion is not yet achieved.
Thursday, 25 June, 2020
TRU Tips

Demand for privacy professionals remains high at the executive level despite COVID market downturn.

TOP 3 Geographies For Privacy Staffing In Corporate America
  • Seattle
  • San Francisco / Bay Area
  • New York
Wednesday, 17 June, 2020
TRU Tips

Clients offering well below-market offers due to the temporary COVID economic downturn risk attrition in 2021 when the job market rebounds.

TOP 3 ESI / Cybersecurity / Privacy Staffing Trends From May 2020
  • Contract augmentation is up 35% from January. TRU added more net new contractors in May than in Q1.
  • Vendors (not law firms or corporations) are cutting the most jobs and percentages of people’s salaries.
  • May marked what we believe to be the “bottom” of the FTE (full time employment) COVID job market collapse with the fewest FTE hires in one month since 2013. (The first week of June saw more FTE hiring than all of May combined.)
Wednesday, 10 June, 2020
Unintended and Unexpected Consequences From COVID-19 on the U.S. Job Market

This series, “Unintended and Unexpected Consequences from COVID-19 on the U.S. Job Market,” is written by the founder and CEO of TRU Staffing Partners, a global leader in cybersecurity, e-discovery, and privacy placement and career management. Drawing from twenty plus years of experience representing talent and opportunities in global markets and having survived and thrived during and after past economic crises in 2001 and again in 2008–2009, Coseglia aims to help business owners, hiring managers, and both passive and active jobseekers to anticipate moments of change that are likely to occur as a result of the current impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had and will continue to have on job markets across the world. This series will examine how U.S. employment practices, policies, patterns, and people’s behavior may change in the coming months. Each chapter of this series will delve into a specific observation or trend.

Friday, 05 June, 2020