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TRU Relativity Skills Report Finds Broad Five-Year Impact to Ediscovery Job Market

TRU Staffing Partners October 26, 2022 at 6:30 AM
TRU’s report delivers crucial analysis on five years of Relativity skills assessments data to illustrate job market impacts and empower ESI job seekers and hiring managers


CHICAGO & NEW YORK – Oct. 26, 2022 – TRU Staffing Partners, a globally recognized, award-winning search firm representing talent and opportunities in ediscovery, data privacy, and cybersecurity, today announced the release of its job market impact report for its Relativity skills self-assessments: “Relativity Skills’ Impact on the Ediscovery Job Market: A Five-Year Analysis.”

This report analyzes the evolution of Relativity skills within the ediscovery profession over the past five years. Developed in 2016 in collaboration with Relativity, TRU’s Relativity Skills Self-Assessment gives hiring managers an instantaneous measure of how job seekers score their skill sets across 65 categories. Since its launch, TRU has represented more than 3,000 job seekers who completed the self-assessment and used it in conjunction with a resume when looking for their next job opportunity. The collection of all these scorecards over a five-year period has illuminated critical trends in the behaviors and skill sets of job seekers and the desires and talent acquisition practices of hiring managers.

“Relativity remains the No. 1 tool that hiring managers request experienced ediscovery professionals to wield with expertise in order to gain employment,” said Jared Coseglia, Founder & CEO of TRU Staffing Partners. “The genesis of the Relativity self-assessment was to give job seekers a more detailed way to articulate their confidence in using various aspects of the technology, and to give hiring managers an enriched perspective on a candidate’s Relativity expertise. But when all this data is evaluated together, TRU has been able to make some clear predictions about where job seekers need to improve their skills to compete for vertically and financially mobile opportunities, and where employers should prepare for shifts in the cost and availability of specialized Relativity talent within the ediscovery ecosystem.”

“Relativity Skills’ Impact on the Ediscovery Job Market: A Five-Year Analysis” includes analysis and forecasting covering:

  • Skills Evolution: How Relativity skills have evolved broadly
  • Cloud vs On-Prem: How RelativityOne experience is changing the game
  • Review, Analytics, Processing: Who’s got it, who wants it, and for how much
  • Guidance for Hiring Managers: Where to focus cross-training efforts, and how to think strategically about recruiting and hiring for specialized Relativity skill sets
  • Guidance for Job Seekers: Where to educate to differentiate, how to position existing skills, and where to focus on new skills to grow in an ediscovery career

The report puts forward a systematic approach to how law firms, corporate legal departments, and legal service providers can make the most of the ediscovery talent marketplace, using Relativity skills assessments paired with expertise from TRU talent agents to efficiently and effectively scale their ediscovery service offerings and operations.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.


About TRU Staffing Partners

TRU Staffing Partners is a globally recognized, award-winning contract staffing and executive placement search firm representing talent and opportunities in data privacy, ediscovery, and cybersecurity. TRU’s global network of top talent has earned extensive accolades, including as an Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing National Company 2016 (#1043), 2017 (#1189), and 2022 (#4189); an Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Regional Company 2021 (NY Metro #175); first place for National Law Journal’s 2018 Legal Outplacement/Career Transition Coaching and 2016 Best National Legal Recruiter; and 2019 Hall of Fame recipient in the Best Legal Recruiter category. TRU represents tens of thousands of active and passive job seekers and has successfully placed thousands of professionals in the Fortune 1000, Am Law 200, and global software, service provider, and consulting firm communities. TRU maintains an exclusive global roster of contract data privacy, protection, and discovery talent ready to deploy on-premises or remotely instantly. Being represented by TRU means inclusion in an elite circle of exceptional companies and professionals.


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