Over the last few weeks I have been asked about the process I use when dealing with issues like process, organization, and staffing tools. The process is called “Lean Staffing”, now while this is similar to the lean in lean manufacturing or the lean used in…Continue
Each year, we track our contract placement data to determine the top industries for contract staffing. As contract employment broke records in 2013, our placement statistics show that contract staffing was especially strong in the following industries:
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 15, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I’m often amazed at how many people I meet who tell me that they are no good at making small talk. They are happy to chat with friends, or people that they meet at a party. But when it comes to business, when it comes to networking, they find it tough.
There are few reasons for this, but the most common I…Continue
There is a trend that is sweeping over humanity these days that is somewhat concerning to me. This trend impacts the way we communicate, solve problems, establish relationships, conduct business, and the paths that our careers will take. Those are some pretty important and life sustaining areas, wouldn't you agree?
Human interaction and relationships are at the very core of…Continue
Last week, HireVue announced its acquisition of Reschedge, the self-proclaimed “world’s most advanced interviewing scheduling software.”
The brainchild of MIT grad and Google alum Jon…Continue
The staffing industry will see growth of at least six percent in 2014. With client expectations on the rise, staffing agencies will have to consider bolstering their own…Continue
Added by Heather R. Huhman on January 14, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The 50 most commonly required certifications are advertised in 30% of all job ads. Wanted Analytics analyzed the hiring difficulty for 50 of the certifications, licenses, or other requirements that appear in job ads and listed the ones that score the highest on our…Continue
Your web developer is going to have control over your company’s online image. If they lack experience, a few incorrect letters added to a piece of code or a simple click of the mouse could bring your website tumbling down.
For a job with that much responsibility, the recruitment…Continue
When the time comes to make your next hire, simply ask yourself one key question, before you make an offer.
‘Will this person raise our average?’
Ask yourself, and ask the other hiring managers involved.
This is a very expensive failure of your recruitment process because at the time of the offer you have completed around 95% of the necessary…Continue
What brought you to this Industry? Did you do a lot of research and took all the right steps to get where you are today? Or, did you backed into it purely by accident? Now that you have decided to pursue a career in this Industry, how you got here is less important. What’s most important is what are you doing to…Continue
Added by Ken Forrester on January 13, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
This post offers five strategic cautions that remind Twitter to think of itself as a utility rather than a novelty,…Continue
Although I understand how and why it happens, it is not in my nature to make assumptions, jump to conclusions or surmise. My analytical bent prevents me from forming critical decisions or taking action without adequate evaluation of tangible evidence or factual data.
That proclivity has served me…Continue
Word of LinkedIn’s recent lawsuit against unknown defendants is quickly spreading across the internet – and it’s not just about finding out who is scraping the site. There…Continue
Consider this a bonus prediction, but keyword laden lead paragraphs in content marketing will continue to be the only original content most B2B marketers write in 2014. Or do you think rhethorical questions to drive engagement constitutes original content?…Continue
It is clear that the industry of flexible work is on the rise. Revenues of temp agencies for placing temporary and contract workers was $104.8 billion in 2012, up from $98.3 billion in 2011 based on …Continue
Added by Craig Fisher on January 9, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
Wearable devices are taking the world by storm. I caught the craze over the summer and purchased a pair of Google Glass for the team. We have probably utilized the device for no more than 40 hours total. It is not that it is not cool, its just not meaningful at the moment. And people give you…Continue
Summary: Social media is still a novelty to many professionals, especially those in leadership positions. Rather than viewing social and digital technologies as a radical departure from traditional communication approaches, however, it’s better to think of them as “new tools for doing old things” and to remember they are facilitators and enablers, not an end unto themselves.…Continue
This morning I relished in a few moments of that sweet silence that those of you who are parents will relate to. It’s that time before the children are awake when I can sip my coffee and consider my agenda. Sometimes I do some non-essential reading. Before I was a parent, it was the time in the morning when I arrived before the…Continue