Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog Posts Tagged 'Candidates' (11)

45% of Adult Workers Would Take Pay Cut to Get Flexibility

How important is workplace flexibility to working adults? It's important enough that 45% would sacrifice a portion of their salary to get it, according to a Staffing Industry Analysts article citing a Moms Corps survey.

They are also willing to give up increasingly large percentages of their…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 27, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Contract Work No Longer Just a Path to Direct Employment

The myth that workers only become contractors to obtain a direct hire position has been officially debunked by a recent Randstad study.

Over 2,000 employed adults were surveyed for the Randstad Workforce360 Study. The study found that 78% of the…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 21, 2012 at 9:44am — No Comments

4 Conversations to Have with Contractors

A happy contractor helps make a happy client. But according to Staffing Industry Analysts' recent survey of contractors, there is one thing that is making them decidedly unhappy: lack of communication.

In particular, the contractors surveyed felt that they did not know what to expect on…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 31, 2012 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Candidates Think They Don't Need Recruiters. Prove Them Wrong.

An interesting article on the
 www.ERE.net blog titled 
"5 Reasons Traditional Employment is in Trouble" raises issues that both employers and recruiters should be concerned about.  The gist of the article is that employees have had it with traditional employment and are opting…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 15, 2012 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Are Gen Xers Better as Employees or Contractors?

A recent article by Harvard Business Review focuses on how employers can retain their Generation X talent, but it appears that many workers from this generation may be better suited for contract assignments.

According to the article, 70% of Gen Xers surveyed by the Center for Talent Innovation stated that…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 29, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

The Secret to Successfully Hiring for Attitude

Do your clients know how to hire for attitude?

According to Mark Murphy, author of Hiring for Attitude, employers' inability to successfully assess candidates' attitudes during the hiring process is the reason why so many fail so quickly.  In a recent Forbes interview, he said that of the 200,000…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 22, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Is Contract Staffing Leading a Fundamental Change in Employment?

Most people in recruitment expect that when the economy recovers from a recession, there will be a spike in the use of contractors.  But is contract staffing's current growth just a knee-jerk reaction to the recession, or is it something more?

Well, a recent Washington Post article suggests that it could actually…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 20, 2012 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Forbes Column Gives 9 Reasons Candidates Should Consider Contracting

These days, you may not have to talk candidates into taking contract assignments because more candidates are actually seeking out contract work. But if you do encounter a candidate who is reluctant to consider contract staffing, you may want to point them to a column titled…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 1, 2012 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Direct-hire Job Orders Taking Longer to Fill

You would think with all the workers still out on the unemployment line, it would take companies less time to fill a position.  But recruiters recently told The Wall Street Journal that it is taking hiring managers up to four times longer to fill positions now than it does when there are fewer…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 14, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

No More H-1B Visas to Be Considered for FY 2011

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached its H-1B Visa cap for Fiscal Year 2011, according to a USCIS Press Release.

H-1B Visas enable employers to hire foreign workers in areas of specialized knowledge or technical…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 2, 2011 at 10:04am — 2 Comments

Tips for Negotiating Contract Candidate Pay Rates

When negotiating a contract candidate’s pay rate, it may feel like you are between a rock and a hard place. After all, both the client and the candidate are your customers. You have to make your client happy if you hope to get future job orders, and a satisfied candidate will likely turn to you for future contract opportunities and may even refer friends looking for contract work.

So where do you start? A common rule of thumb is to divide the annual salary for a comparable direct…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 12, 2010 at 9:07am — No Comments

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