All Blog Posts Tagged 'Trends' (60)

Manufacturing and Services Expected to Lead Hiring Growth in Canada

Last month, the Bank of Montreal (BMO) Hiring Report stated that 26% of Canadian employers surveyed plan to expand their workforce…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on September 16, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Best and Worst Places to Find Healthcare Talent

Demand for healthcare jobs continues to rise. Since July 2009, the number of jobs posted online increased 40%, according to data from WANTED…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on September 9, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

What Type of Recruiters Are Most In-Demand?

Among Human Resources related positions, Recruiter was the second most in-demand, ranking behind HR Manager. Job listings for Recruiters increased 4.5% over the past 30 days when compared to the same time last year, according to data from WANTED Analytics. If companies are hiring Recruiters, it can signal that the industry or…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 26, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

4 HR Disciplines and Competencies that help in Smooth Functioning of an Organization

The deliverables of a HR manager are quite diverse. Their roles cannot be defined and constantly evolve with the changing business and life stage of a business. Other than the primary responsibilities, a HR is also responsible in carving the shape of an organization. The following article talks about the basic responsibilities of a HR and what competencies must one possess in today’s HR job market.

What does a Human Resource Manager do? Right from recruiting to retaining the best…

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Added by Akansha Arora on July 16, 2014 at 7:20am — No Comments

10 Most Demanded Jobs in Canada and Their Hiring Difficulty

Now that we're into the 2nd half of 2014, we thought we'd review which jobs were most in-demand in Canada during the past 30 days. In the chart below, we listed these jobs, as well as the candidate supply, demand, Demand Pressure, and Hiring Scale scores for each job,…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Auto Sales Grow; Does Hiring?

For the first half of 2014, US automakers sold 4.2% more vehicles than during the same time last year. May saw strong sales and the momentum continued into June, surprising Analysts. (Analysts expected June to have less sales than May since May was a 5 week month and June was 4.) According to the …

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 3, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Demand for Wearable Technology Skills Grows

Last week, I highlighted that Google Glass has been appearing in job ads as demand is increasing for candidates that can work on the technology or perform duties with the device. Google Glass…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 1, 2014 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Most In-Demand Skills for Recruiters

Since the recruiting environment is constantly evolving as new technologies become available and more widely adopted, we were curious to see what skills or tools are currently being advertised in Recruiter job ads.

What (hard) skills should Recruiters cultivate for their career path?

If you're filling…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on March 11, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

The REKRUTR Vault: How Will Freelance Employment Impact the Future of Recruiting?

I just finished reading an article in Forbes online by WorkMarket co-founder Jeff Wald titled "Forget the…

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Added by Amy McDonald on July 3, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Finding Work at 60: A Tale of Talent Lost

Upper middle-management and out of a job.

Too qualified,

Too set in your ways

Not right for the job

Too old fashion for our hip new company

And too many other things you aren’t allowed to say.

How many really talented people are out there looking (and looking) for work who can’t find a job because the 30 (or 40) something that is in charge of hiring has a pre-conceived notion that the person they are looking for is “younger.” How many automated…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on April 17, 2013 at 1:44pm — 4 Comments

What's the Unemployment Rate for the Candidates YOU Place?

When it comes to recessions, recruiters have long pointed out that the unemployment rate for the people they place is traditionally lower than the unemployment rate for the people they don’t place.

And recent statistics appear to validate that point.

According to those numbers, which were recently published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, those with a college degree are enjoying more of a recovery (i.e., landing…

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Added by Matt Deutsch on January 30, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Recruiting Technology Can Be Les Miserables

With apologies for my miss-use of the French word form, a lot of the recruiting technology that is out there today really is “Les Misérables”. If Fantine was a recruiter and left alone, unemployed and destitute – I could…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on January 16, 2013 at 10:13am — 3 Comments

A Lean Start Up Holiday for Recruiting Entrepreneur?

OK, I have been buried up to (and over) my head for the last couple of months getting our new product ready for development. I finally looked up from my desk and realized it was almost Christmas and I am way behind. Since we have been following the basic principles of the Lean Start Up I have visions of MVP’s dancing…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on December 21, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

5 Things That Will Change Recruiting

When people talk about HR trends they tend to look at what we do today and discuss ways it can be done better in the future. Applications and tools for recruiting, training, on-boarding, etc. are being developed at dizzying rates. Problem is – these new HR innovations are going to have a short half life.

Another way to look at HR trends is to look at the way business is changing.

The changes in technology, employee motivation, globalism, and resource mobility, just to name a…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on November 26, 2012 at 1:00pm — 13 Comments

Yoga Poses for the Angry Recruiter

Recruiting can be stressful. You try so hard to find the perfect candidate and sometimes it seems like all the stars are aligned against you. To help with this problem, I have come up with some yoga poses to be used for some of those more stressful moments.

Down Dog: This pose is used when that candidate you had high hopes for totally pisses-off the President of the company by saying something really stupid. The pose is to be executed at…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on November 7, 2012 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Big Data Is Big Deal for HR

After the movie Moneyball came out there were lots of blog posts about how Moneyball had lessons for HR. Essentially this was a Big Data argument. The essence of what the Moneyball process was all about was taking vast amounts of information about your people and your potential recruits and applying data analytics to see that information from new angles. The new angles allowed them to see productivity and efficiency differently than conventional wisdom had always said it should be…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on November 1, 2012 at 3:35pm — No Comments

And Why Should We Ban the Resume: The Three C's of Career Arc

Over the course of several years – be it 10 or 40 – you leave a wake behind you that represents the impact you've made. Recruiters traditionally relied on your resume to tell them about your career arc, but today a lot is being written about how your electronic footprint may be a better, more complete representation of your professional mark.

I have fully embraced social media as a grand, open marketplace of resource communication, coordination and exchange. I saw early on that this…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on October 29, 2012 at 3:19pm — 2 Comments

The New Employee: A New HR Dynamic

In several blog posts over the last year or so I have referred to “The New Employee Economy.” So what is it? In a nutshell – it is the future.

Anybody over the age of 35 has grown up in a world where they mostly understand work as a commitment to some organization or company that lasts for 8 to 10 years (maybe more) and you move on one or two more times before you retire. The company takes care of your insurance (increasingly less so) provides you with a career path, some on-the-job…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on October 25, 2012 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Presidential Debate Misses the Employment Point

The Presidential Debates are almost over. I wish they would talk more about how exciting and dynamic the new employee economy can be. I wish they would tell us what they are going to do to make sure we have an economy where individuals can thrive (as opposed to stale old structures). Sure there are jobs be created again in manufacturing - but that is just plugging holes. 

They will talk back and forth about a myriad of ideas. And certainly they will talk about jobs. They will talk…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on October 22, 2012 at 9:25am — No Comments

I Tweet Therefore I Hired

In a world where seemingly everyone has gotten involved in Social Media (still hate that term), is it odd when you run across someone who is not? I am not talking about someone in their 80s, but someone in today’s work-a-day world. Certainly there are many people who do not feel they have time, or who may feel that their personal involvement in social or professional networks adds little value to either their professional standing or their company’s performance. But isn't this a dying breed?…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on October 19, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments

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