In our last blog post, we discussed why you should get job descriptions for all your job orders, especially your contracting job orders. But how do you get job descriptions and what should be in them?
Well, typically, the how is easy. Simply ask your client for a job description when…Continue
When a recruiter comes to us for a quote, one of the first things we ask them for is a job description for the position they are trying to fill. But even if you don't have a back-office asking you for one, you should get a job description for all of your job orders, especially for contract placements.
Job descriptions allow you…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 23, 2011 at 2:47pm — No Comments
Recruiters who want to get into contracting often ask us how they can get contracting job orders. Some recruiters we work with say the best way to start is to simply ask current direct-hire clients if they need contractors. They may be surprised to learn that you offer contractors, and you may be surprised how many contracting job orders you get as a result!
Here are five other questions that can help you get more contracting job…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 28, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments
We've discussed in previous blog posts about how members of Generation Y, who are often called Millennials, make great contract candidates. But if you hope to attract the best talent from the upcoming crop of college graduates, you may run into trouble if you rely solely on traditional recruiting…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 18, 2011 at 2:55pm — No Comments
We asked recruiters who are successfully doing contracting to share some of their best marketing tips. The main thing to keep in mind when trying to get contracting job orders is that, while you may be used to dealing with human resources when filling direct-hire job orders, contracting job orders are more often coordinated through the hiring manager.
Here are just a few things recruiters can do to sweep hiring managers off their…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 31, 2011 at 4:13pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 14, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
When you are looking for new contracting job orders, don't overlook your smaller clients.
Contracting is not just for large corporations anymore. In fact, according to the American Express Small Business Forum, "Small business owners have dramatically increased their use of contractors," and the money they have spent on contracting over the past nine years has doubled.
Here are some of the main reasons smaller employers hire contractors:
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 25, 2011 at 2:10pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 12, 2010 at 9:07am — No Comments
There is yet more evidence that American workers are putting off retirement, courtesy of a new retirement survey reported on in USA Today.
According to the survey conducted by Sun Life…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 29, 2010 at 9:05am — No Comments
Temporary/contract staffing seems to be a hot topic on the Internet lately, and not just on Web sites that cater to recruiters or staffing agencies.
Many mainstream sources are reporting on a trend we have been tracking for months: that contract staffing seems to be leading the way in…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 22, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments