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TRU Tips | April 2022

TRU Staffing Partners April 27, 2022 at 12:56 PM


The TRU Staffing Partners Hot Jobs newsletter provides readers with a weekly tip for our professionals and hiring managers in the data privacy, ediscovery, and cybersecurity spaces. With more than 12 years of experience in staffing and recruiting for our niche industries, our TRU Tips are relevant and crucial for anyone hiring or job hunting in our communities.


April 6th, 2022

Despite COVID's recession, US job seekers will almost always take a job that is remote over one that requires set in-office participation.

Top three takeaways from privacy salary trends in 2021 & Q1 2022:

  1. The average increase of base compensation at the point of hire in 2021 for mid-market privacy professionals was 22%.
  2. The inflation rate is holding steady at around 7-8%, adding inflationary awareness to job seekers’ self-valuation.
  3. Altogether, companies can expect data privacy professionals to command—and get—upwards of 25-30% increases from their current compensation in 2022.

April 13th, 2022 

27% of privacy professionals relocated for roles in 2015, compared to just 3% in 2021.

Top 3 reasons relocation is down across industries:

  1. Two-career households are more common, making it more difficult to pick up and move for just one person.
  2. The pandemic brought about the rise of work-from-home employment. 
  3. Moving for a job often means relocating to a large city — and many people are trying to exit metropolitan areas for more affordable living.

April 20th, 2022

Recent research from Microsoft, which surveyed 31,102 workers around the world between January and February, found that 52% of people are thinking of switching to a full-time remote or hybrid job this year.

Top 3 ways to get started in privacy:

  1. Get certified. Best way to seek a certification? Apply for an IAPP certification via TRU.
  2. Network, network, network.
  3. Get to know a privacy recruiter. Don't know one or don't know what to ask? Attend a Q&A with a Privacy Recruiter on May 17. Click here to register.

April 27th, 2022

TRU recently implemented an internal meeting policy in which all non-client or candidate-facing meetings start five minutes after the hour/half-hour and has benefited greatly.

Top 3 reasons to start meetings 5 minutes after the hour/half-hour:

  1. Send the message that time matters;
  2. Increase the chance that meetings start and end on time with everyone present;
  3. Reduce frustration in the team.