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Where Tech Managers See Their 2012 Priorities

The search for tech professionals has become less urgent this year — but that doesn’t mean it’s less important...

Added by Terry Starr on November 4, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

America's Got Talent...and it's on the move!

While the ultimate economic results of the debt deal remain to be seen, one thing is and has been certain: there will continue to be movement among employees who are actively seeking change.


A pre-debt deal survey by Mercer Consulting from June showed that nearly 1 in 3 employees was actively looking for new…


Added by Dan Ogden on August 4, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Modding Dodd-Frank

Seems like Dodd-Frank rules are changing almost as soon as they become law lately…


The SEC extended the registration deadline for certain hedge funds while Reuters reported the…


Added by Dan Ogden on July 7, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hiring at Fortune's "Best Companies to Work For"

In January, Fortune released 2011’s 100 Best Companies to Work For report.  We took a look at hiring demand at the top 10 of these companies over the past 120 days.


Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For in 2011 – Top 10:…


Added by Carolyn Menz on June 1, 2011 at 1:38pm — No Comments

The most in demand occupation over the past 30 days - Computer Specialists

 The number one position that recruiters posted over the past thirty days was for Computer Specialists. There have been over 220,000 new jobs for Computer Programmers, a 26% increase from the same time period in 2010.


Hiring Demand for Computer Specialists by Employers – Past 4 Months: …


Added by Carolyn Menz on May 24, 2011 at 11:34am — 1 Comment

Shakespeare Returns to HR

 Today is another addition to those “literary posts” that I have already shared with you. This day is a day we take some additional advice from the greatest playwright of our time and apply it to the business world and your recruiting department, because what Shakespeare taught us about love and war, he can also teach us about business. These lessons are most applicable to your Internal Recruiting Staff.  Today’s topic: Othello.

If you are unfamiliar with the…


Added by Tim Giehll on April 28, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Duplicability Factor: Are you easy to duplicate?

This lesson is learned frequently, often dismissed quickly, and tends to be a major player in the success of any aspiration, service or product. Duplicability.


During my brother-in-law’s career path he reached a turning point that offered him an opportunity to gain a skill set that was very specialized, few have, and was on track for future expansion and demand based on the growing trend towards environmental responsibility and renewal. Did he have all this…


Added by Lisa Switzer on March 17, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Is Temporary Staffing Permanent Now?

An article in the New York Times suggests that employers and employees alike might be moving toward a temporary-centric staffing model.

In November 2010, 80% of the 50,000 jobs created in the private sector were temporary positions. For all of 2010, a bit more than 26% of 1.17 million jobs were temporary positions. That’s a lot.

What are we to make of such high numbers of temporary…


Added by Tim Giehll on March 14, 2011 at 12:28pm — No Comments

The Liberal Arts CEO and Shakespeare

A while ago, I mentioned to you about how I have a daughter who studies philosophy and literature in college. We’ve discussed multiple different ways her world of arts and my world of business coincide and have even produced a blog from one of those very discussions. This time we have a series of blogs set up for you, this being the first. This day is a day we take some advice from the greatest playwright of our time and apply it to the business world, because what Shakespeare taught us…


Added by Tim Giehll on March 10, 2011 at 11:10am — 3 Comments

HR Thought Leadership and YOU Part 2

An HR thought leader is someone who has innovative ideas and concepts – someone who, despite what is going on around them, defies convention and tries something new and succeeds. It is a term that was coined over fifteen years ago and has a lot of new dynamics in the current age. I have recently written to you about resources for those who desire to be on the track to HR thought leadership but there is more to sharing innovative ideas than just outlets. There are common traits that can be…


Added by Tim Giehll on March 8, 2011 at 2:36pm — 1 Comment

The Use of Social Networks in Recruiting Continues to Grow

In two previous posts I discussed whetherLinkedIn will Replace Monster & Careerbuilder and shared 5 Ways…


Added by Tim Giehll on February 21, 2011 at 3:25pm — 1 Comment

First Look At 2011 Staffing Trends

Well that went by rather quick no? One month already down for 2011. With January now officially in the books it is a good time for us to take a quick look at a few of the trends beginning to emerge this new year.

- Temp Staffing

Take a quick look at our…


Added by Noel Cocca on February 9, 2011 at 11:26am — No Comments

Five Frustrating Employee Habits

Sometimes the simplest of employee problems can end up making big waves down the line – here are five common employee problems and suggestions on how to diffuse them before they end up causing you more trouble than you would like.

1. Absenteeism and Tardiness. When an employee misses work, it not only costs money but can inconvenience customers and co-workers. When it comes to issues with tardiness and absenteeism, strict policy…


Added by Tim Giehll on November 22, 2010 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Hiring The Right Personality

A large part of the human capital supply chain is the acquisition and sourcing of many talents – but the process of obtaining these assets in the first place is also an important detail. Resumes are read, interviewees are spoken to, and decisions are made. Quality hiring practices are too frequently abandoned because of the inconvenience of finding the proper employee in a sufficient amount of time. There are a number of ways to ease the process and the one I’m addressing today is…


Added by Tim Giehll on November 17, 2010 at 11:34am — No Comments

Filling Executive Level Job Vacancies: Understanding Why Passion Trumps Pay

Compensation is no match for worker happiness, as I recently shared, in my post on how best to fill job vacancies. But how does compensation stand up to passion?

Recent research into what compels employee performance is changing our understanding of what motivational techniques are truly most effective. Contained within this research are important implications for staffing firms, corporations and executive search firms struggling with executive level job vacancies.

The… Continue

Added by Tim Giehll on October 22, 2010 at 2:49pm — No Comments

5 Timeless Recruiting Blog Posts Everyone Should Read

With the speed at which social media moves, can a blog post truly be referred to as “timeless?”

Of course. Working within the recruiting software industry, I see first-hand how the most modern features we offer our customers are essentially designed to solve the same core problems.

Similarly, messaging designed to solve core recruiting challenges can always be seen as timeless, even if this messaging is contained in a blog post that…


Added by Tim Giehll on October 14, 2010 at 7:11am — 2 Comments

Is a Recession the Ultimate Fitness Test for Recruiters?

Nobody likes recessions, especially when they're as long as the most recent one (and some people claim that the recession really isn't over, regardless of what the National Bureau of Economic…


Added by Matt Deutsch on October 7, 2010 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Five Things That Recruiters Can Take Away From the Recession

With every recession, recruiters learn lessons—many of them hard lessons—and this latest recession was no exception. Top Echelon Network interviewed a number of its recruiters and asked them what they’ve learned as a result of the recession.

1. Staying positive is more important than you realize.

Being positive is more than just a frame of mind. It also translates into every interaction that you have with candidates and clients and can ultimately affect how…


Added by Matt Deutsch on October 7, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Fill Job Vacancies With Worker Happiness

Click the image to see a larger version of this info graphic, courtesy of CNNMoney:

If this info graphic is to be believed – and I do – the four best jobs in America are:

  1. Systems Engineer
  2. Physician Assistant
  3. College…

Added by Tim Giehll on September 10, 2010 at 9:39am — No Comments

Does 'Productivity Down = Hiring Up?' Only Time Will Tell

Many companies have held off hiring new employees for quite some time. The question is how much longer can they continue to do so?

From all indications, not too much longer.

On Tuesday, the Labor Department released its worker productivity numbers for the second quarter. The numbers weren’t that pretty, since they indicated productivity fell 0.9% during the second quarter. That represents the first time that productivity has…


Added by Matt Deutsch on August 11, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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