Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog Posts Tagged 'Information' (15)

California's New Pay Requirements for Exempt Computer Professionals

The new year is bringing new pay requirements for exempt computer professionals in California.

State law allows certain computer software employees to be exempt from state overtime requirements if they receive a minimum hourly, monthly, or yearly pay rate.  The required rates are based on the California Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical workers and are evaluated on a yearly basis, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on December 18, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

More Healthcare Jobs Require Electronic Medical Record Experience

Healthcare professionals are going to need more than just medical knowledge to get many of today's jobs.

In fact, the most common skill requested in healthcare job ads has little to do with medicine.  It's the ability to manage Electronic Medical Records…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 9, 2012 at 8:49am — No Comments

Professional Sectors Experiencing Record Demand for Contractors

Demand for temporary/contract workers in the professional sector is expected to exceed previous records in 2012 and 2013, according to Staffing Industry Analysts' U.S. Staffing Industry Forecast.

Specifically, the IT Staffing and Engineering/Design industry…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 2, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments

Recruiter Notes Increased Use of Contractors in Wireless Industry

As the number of mobile devices and users increases rapidly, contractors are helping the wireless telecommunications industry keep up with the demand.

More than 3.8 million Americans are employed in this sector, which accounts for 2.6% of all U.S. employment, according to CTIA, the International Association for the…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 13, 2012 at 8:17am — No Comments

IT Hiring Increases, Hits New Record

The Information Technology industry added 13,300 jobs in January, bringing the total number of IT jobs in the U.S. to an all-time high of 4.1 million, according to Staffing Industry Analysts.

Citing information from TechServe Alliance's index of IT Jobs, the article states that IT employment is at its highest…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 15, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Lack of Health IT Talent Stumbling Block for Healthcare Organizations

Despite government funding, healthcare organizations are struggling to obtain the Health IT staff needed to automate their processes.

The federal government is funding several initiatives to help healthcare organizations invest in IT.  For instance, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is providing funding for implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) through the The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 8, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

What are the Hottest Industries for Contract Staffing?

Contract staffing was bright spot for the recruiting industry once again in 2011.  As the economy tried to forge ahead, it appeared that many companies shifted their traditional direct-hire placements to contract placements.  

As a result, Top Echelon Contracting experienced a 22% increase last year in the number of commercial contractors placed on long-term contract assignments in the technical, professional, and healthcare arenas.   This represents 17 years of growth…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 21, 2012 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Issues to Watch for Exempt Computer Professionals

One of the most popular industries for contract staffing is Information Technology. It is also one of the trickiest to navigate in terms of overtime requirements.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)requires that most employees have to be paid at a rate of 1.5 times their regular pay rate for any hours worked over 40 in a work week. However, the FLSA allows for certain job classifications to be exempt from these overtime regulations. In most cases, in…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 31, 2012 at 8:34am — No Comments

Demand High for Tech Interns

You probably already know how hot technology hiring is.  Well, according to the Wall Street Journal, some of the hottest tech companies are also clamoring for interns in additional to full-time hires. 

Tech companies ranging from start-ups to household names are expanding their internship programs,…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 16, 2012 at 9:58am — 1 Comment

IT Workers Want to Telecommute

There are probably not too many people who would turn down the chance to work from home. But how many do you know who would take a pay cut to do so?

Well, according to a recent NetworkWorld article, 35 percent of information technology workers would accept a lower salary to telecommute. In fact, they would take a cut of up to 10…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 18, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Tech Hiring Experiencing Surge

For those of you looking for a little good news for a change, USA Today is reporting a huge hiring surge the technology sector.

According to the article, the United States stands to gain…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 5, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Shortage of Technically Skilled Workers Looming

With the unemployment rate still hovering around 9 percent, it may seem like an odd time to talk about worker shortages. But many companies are fearing an upcoming technically skilled worker shortage, and others are already struggling to fill certain positions, according to a recent article by…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 31, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Contractor Salaries Increasing

Not only is contracting becoming more popular, it is also becoming more lucrative for contractors.

Citing data from the Yoh Index of Technology Wages, Human Resources Executive Online has reported that hourly wages for skilled temporary workers increased 4.3 percent between last November and December after hitting a…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 18, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments

Executive Temping Riding Wave of Increased C-Suite Hiring

Executive temping is a popular option for companies as executive hiring in general appears to be heading toward a surge, according to a recent article by Human Resource Executive Online.

Per the article, ExecuNet's Recruiter Confidence Index reported that 66 percent of executive recruiters are "confident" or "very confident" that executive hiring will…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 4, 2011 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Contracting Helps Companies Find Right "Workforce Mix"

The recession forced many companies to cut their workforces and learn how to get the job done with fewer employees.  According to a January 7 article by the Society for Human Resource Management, titled "2011:Time to Find the Right Workplace Mix," companies now need to examine how they may need to supplement their downsized workforce to meet future needs.

The article recommends that, rather than just hiring blindly, that employers spend some time determining the right "workforce mix"…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 28, 2011 at 1:48pm — No Comments

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