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…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 21, 2012 at 4:42pm — No Comments
In 2010 I wrote an article Recruiting Goes Mobile In 2010 predicting that with so many candidates on mobile, this is where we need to be. I attended SourceCon last week and the topic much of the content was surrounding mobile sourcing. It made me ask the question...Why are we behind always in recruiting technology? Why are we not making it happen BEFORE the trend hits? 2 years ago I was…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 31, 2012 at 8:34am — No Comments
For many organizations, the ATS represents the central technology that they use to recruit top talent. It provides a great way for them to capture applicants and manage the hiring process from apply to hire. Through these functions, the ATS is an integral technology for your recruiting process.
However, when you think about the recruiting process, the ATS by itself leaves a little bit to be desired. While it does a great job with managing the hiring process, it often lacks…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on January 18, 2012 at 3:16pm — No Comments
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,…Continue
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. This week we’ll be talking about forecasts for HR Technology, 50 best places to work, hiring failed business owners, gamification in recruiting and Facebook Timeline and how to get better in Twitter.
Here are the articles our that interested us this…Continue
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Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. This week we’ll be talking about optimizing social media profiles for SEO, mobile in HR, the HR Technology conference, analytics in HR and a great interview with General Mills for recruiting.
Here are the articles our that interested us this…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on October 14, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. This week we’ll be talking about the #HRTechConf, remembering Steve Jobs, social recruiting with NPR and Moneyball for Recruiting.
Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:
Added by Chris Brablc on October 7, 2011 at 11:50am — No Comments
The 14th annual HR Technology Conference didn't disappoint in Vegas this year. Not only was this the biggest collection of rockstar attendees at the conference to date but the breakout and main panel discussions were the best I've seen them. I also love the addition of HR Tech Connect to enable attendees to interact before the event.
From the main / breakout sessions to the expo hall, here are my thoughts and observations on a great few days in Vegas:
The 14th annual HR Technology Conference begins in less than a week and we are getting prepared for all the HR & recruitment marketing goodness that will be happening in the wonderful land of Vegas! There is so much to do but we can’t help but get excited for this year’s event for a few great reasons:
1) To See Other Awesome Technologies - We are technology company at our core and we are really…Continue
There's been a lot of buzz lately around Talent Generation and as Recruiters, what we can do to ensure we drive the best quality candidates into our Applicant Tracking Systems. This is another great post by my colleague Mike Vilimek (@mikevilimek) about exactly this topic. Take a read...
I recently read a great article titled, …Continue
Depending on the ATS you use, you most likely have a wealth of applicant data that you can use to make your recruiting strategy better. The real questions, however, are what data is the most important and if this data is easily available and structured in a way for you to make quick and educated decisions on the state of your current recruiting initiatives.
The problem for most companies is that they have this data in several places and there's too much of it. You have…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on July 14, 2011 at 1:48pm — No Comments
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. This week we'll be talking about metrics and accountability in HR, recruiting trends, being appropriately frustrated, HR Technology integration and employer branding.
Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on July 8, 2011 at 11:41am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 18, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 5, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 31, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments
Should you send just any employee to an IT conference? The answer is no! A conference is a great place to build networks by meeting other industry leaders and contacts. Attending a conference is a great way to boost employee morale and give people a break from the daily grind, should you really send every employee? Will you foot the bill for a party weekend or a weekend that will bring long term added value to the company? Not to mention deciding who should attend is an important…Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on March 22, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments
Cover letters can be a great way to get your foot in the door at a company that you want to work for. A cover letter is usually sent in the body of your email with an attached resume when applying for a job. They tend to be of great importance in this stage of your job search because it highlights your qualifications, skills, and why you would be an asset for the company. Career Columnist Eve Tahmincioglu, says that…Continue
Added by Shana Borwegen on March 3, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments