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TRU Tips | May 2024

TRU Staffing Partners June 3, 2024 at 7:30 AM
TRU Tips May 2024

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 industries, our TRU Tips are relevant and crucial for anyone hiring or job hunting in our communities.

May 1st, 2024

The FTC estimates that the final rule banning noncompetes will lead to new business formation growing by 2.7% per year, resulting in more than 8,500 additional new businesses created each year.

Top 3 Important Takeaways From the FTC Ruling on Federal Noncompete Bans:

  1. The law could go into effect in 120 days but might get blocked by legal challenges.
  2. This covers only NON-COMPETES and does not cover NON-SOLICIT agreements.
  3. There will be a carve-out for executives, but NOT for sales individual contributors.

May 8th, 2024 

According to Jenn McCarron, CLOC Board of Directors President and keynote speaker: "We can remain in legal but we have to think beyond legal. We have to reach across the entire company. We have to guide our leaders as they confront the big unknowns that lie ahead."

Top 3 quotes about the role of legal operations from the CLOC Global Institute keynote address:

  1. The challenges we face are too complex to take on in a slow way.

  2. We need to change the way we think about data and technology.

  3. We are the ones best positioned to drive the experimentation that needs to happen.

May 15th, 2024

Kastle’s 7-city Law Firm average reached 63.6% by the end of April. This is still lower than the record high occupancy of 69.7% reached in June 2023.

Top 3 Things to Know About the FTC's New Noncompete Rule:

  1. The FTC's groundbreaking rule abolishes noncompete clauses, promising enhanced mobility and opportunities for innovation across various industries, including ediscovery.

  2. Crucially, non-solicitation agreements remain enforceable. This presents unique challenges for ediscovery sales professionals, particularly in accessing their existing customer bases when transitioning to new roles.

  3. For hiring managers, this means adopting innovative strategies to attract and retain top-tier talent, acknowledging the competitive and financially intensive nature of the first few hiring years. 

May 22nd, 2024

In the $80k to $100k range, known as the "sweet spot" or "dead zone," demand for ESI professionals is high, but supply is limited. In ediscovery, people typically don't stay in this salary range for long. Learn more in our latest Eye on ESI recap. 

Top 5 Interviewing Tips in Legal Operations:

  1. Prepare an elevator pitch.
  2. Focus on actual experience, not hypotheticals.
  3. Point at things on the resume.
  4. Personalize your technology experience.
  5. Ask for the job (if you really want it).

May 29th, 2024

In 65% of TRU customers engage in both contract and direct hire modalities.

Top 3 Privacy TRU Trends from May 2024:

  1. In 2024, year-to-date privacy offers accepted comprise 37% full-time employment and 63% contract positions.
  2. The average number of days before contractors were offered conversions in 2023 was 228.
  3. In 2024, burnout stands as the primary motivator for job seekers.