All Blog Posts Tagged 'contract' (33)

Contract Staffing 101: Front-Office vs. Back-Office

Part of what makes contract staffing a little intimidating to recruiters is the jargon that goes along with it. Bill rates, conversion fee, multiplier, Employer of Record . . . the list goes on and on.

One point of confusion for some recruiters who are new to contract staffing is the difference between the…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 17, 2013 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

7 Hottest Industries for Contract Staffing in 2012

One of the questions we get most often from recruiters looking to get into contract staffing is "What are the top industries for contract staffing?" That's why we analyze the contract placements that come through our back-office each year.

According to our 2012 placement…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 14, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Let’s Call “Diversity” a Different Word - “Blending”

A whole industry has been built around diversity.  Is that good or bad? 

 

Obviously when the Diversity industry was formed inside and outside of recruitment, it was critically needed.  Laws were written to make it illegal to discriminate against the protected classes of race, color, gender, religious beliefs, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or veteran status.  These laws need to stay in place because old habits are hard to break.  However,…

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Added by Bill Humbert on May 6, 2012 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

More Corporate IT Departments Relying on Contractor

It's no secret that there is a huge need for IT talent right now.  A recent PC World article analyzes how many corporate IT departments are turning…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 26, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs and Recruiting

Abraham Maslow developed his hierarchy of needs by studying successful people.  How does your company’s recruiting process match up with our human needs?

 

Obviously the physiological needs are taken care of through compensation and benefits.  Your company’s offers need to be competitive in order to attract the best candidates.  Compensation and benefits are generally only the tip of the iceberg.  Sometimes they are indicative of the company’s attitude toward its…

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Added by Bill Humbert on March 9, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

The Beauty of Coworking for Recruiters

Some recruiters go to an office every day. Some go to their basement home office every day. So if you are one of the entrepreneurs, the blended desk worker who does a little bit of everything, this post is for you.

We are increasingly becoming a freelance, temp-work nation, and the recruiting industry is no exception. So while you may be working with temp firms to find contract, temporary, and freelance workers, you may be a bit of a contract/freelance…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on March 1, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Embrace Social Media...?

Some consultants would tell me, “It’s about time you jumped on the bandwagon!” Others would say, “That is so 30 seconds ago – now we are talking mobile recruiting!” Other consultants would say, “Certainly you have begun offering the new…!”



It is interesting to have over 30 years of experience in any field. It gives you a certain perspective that less seasoned (okay, younger) professionals do not have. Over those years in recruitment, you learn about people and their behavior, simply…

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Added by Bill Humbert on February 2, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Contract to Permanent Position

Are you a contractor desiring a permanent position?  Some professionals desire the stability of a permanent position, while others enjoy the evolving and changing aspects of contract work. There are some things you can do to help you take steps towards a permanent position, if you are looking for that stability.  Here are some steps to help you stand out among your competition.

 

Treat the position as more than just a “stepping stone” to another position.  You need to work with…

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Added by Kara Stringer on October 24, 2011 at 3:38pm — 6 Comments

National Staffing Employee Week is Starting on Monday! How Will You Recognize Your Temporary Employees?

Employers across the country are urged to celebrate National Staffing Employee Week from Sept. 12–18 this year. Created by the American Staffing Association, the weeklong event honors the millions of hard working people employed by staffing firms across the nation.

National Staffing Employee Week is designed to promote awareness of the staffing industry through active community involvement, focus attention on the benefits that the industry affords its employees, and…

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Added by Tim Giehll on September 9, 2011 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Strong growth of IT contract jobs and other staffing trends in Q2

Seems like all we hear about in the news is gloom and doom when it comes to the job market, but Agile’s 2Q 2011 Market Pulse has some positive findings!  Metro Atlanta IT employment is gaining momentum, and it appears IT employers are more confident about the future as an increase in IT hiring (perm and contract) continued during the second quarter of 2011.

In our latest issue of…

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Added by Jon Prete on August 5, 2011 at 8:42am — No Comments

The Contract Recruiter Landscape in Canada

The other day the Granite team was discussing the recruiting landscape, contractor rates and the ”transparent” relationship that we have with our clients. It dawned on us that we should be sharing these transparencies with our networks to help manage your expectations.



For those of you thinking about become “contractors” and those of you contemplating a “contractor” recruiter in your organization, here’s a quick snapshot of the recruiter landscape.

  • Contract recruiters are…
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Added by Granite Consulting on June 29, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

10 More Tips for Getting a Staffing Contract with an HR Gatekeeper

Like most sequels, this is not as good as the original, but I hope this is a better sequel than Revenge of the Nerds II Please read #4 first if you are pressed for time.

 

1. Cold Calls on Voicemail. Keep the pitch short. Find out the delete # in my system and say "Don't hit the 9 key! My friend Julie is a top notch SharePoint developer and asked me contact you about yesterday's posting. I'm Julie Carr with Blobert Blaf Blechnology (or any company that just…

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Added by Bert Shimabukuro on June 28, 2011 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

VIRTUAL RECRUITERS NEEDED!!!

 

GOAL Recruiting Group (www.goalrecruiting.com)

is an energetic company dedicated to delivering recruitment and training

solutions for both companies and business professionals throughout the country.

 

Our business has grown and we need a couple of Virtual Recruiters ASAP to help with

our load.

 

We support DIRECT HIRE (“Permanent Placement”) and long term…

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Added by Portia Thompson on June 28, 2011 at 1:09am — No Comments

Contract or Perm - which job will your candidate choose?

Here’s the scenario:

You’re a Project Manager in the midst of finding a new job. For the past several years, you’ve worked as a contractor at a number of companies. During this time, you’ve had the chance to work on some high-profile projects using the latest emerging technologies. These projects have allowed you to learn new skills and work with teams consisting of…

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Added by Jon Prete on May 27, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments

The End of the South African Recruitment Industry.

New Legislation proposed in South Africa could see the end of the Recruitment industry as we currently know it. It is proposed to outlaw all forms of temporary and contract recruitment forcing all employers to employ staff on a permanent basis only.

This will of course have very dramatic effects for the industry and the millions of temporary and contract workers currently employed in South Africa whose employers will be forced to offer permanent employment or terminate…

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Added by Shane McCusker on March 1, 2011 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Selling The Dream and Living The Nightmare - or How Not To.

This is a phrase that was used by one of my recruitment clients and really struck me as a buyer. How often does this phrase become a reality? Well, probably more often than either a buyer or a seller would professionally like to admit. So why does this happen? Some of the reasons are discussed here.

1) Resources – More often than not there will be questions pertaining to the ability to resource the contract both during implementation and for the duration of the…

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Added by Geoff Johnston on January 4, 2011 at 11:16am — No Comments

New IT hiring strategies drive growth of contract jobs

Back in October, Agile wrote “10 Reasons Why IT Jobs Are Worth Considering.” It was written, in part, because we were beginning to see an…

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Added by Jon Prete on December 13, 2010 at 8:10am — No Comments

Conducting Legal Background Checks on Contractors

It is standard operating procedure for many, if not most, employers to check the criminal backgrounds of their new direct-hires. But as contractors increasingly are filling vital roles in organizations that require them to have access to sensitive information, it is important that their criminal backgrounds also be checked . . . and that the proper procedure is followed when those checks are conducted.


When an employer uses an outside vendor to conduct…
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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 17, 2010 at 11:43am — No Comments

10 Reasons Why IT Contract Jobs Are Worth Considering

In the past year, there's been a growth in hiring contract workers. Employers who need to fill positions but are still uncertain about the economic recovery may be more inclined to hire contractors because it frees companies from making long-term commitments in uncertain times.

While hiring contract workers may be advantageous for the employer, what about the job seeker? With unemployment still hovering around 10% in Georgia, many IT professionals who are out of work may be…

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Added by Jon Prete on October 22, 2010 at 9:56am — No Comments

I'm Afraid of Americans

I know half of my audience will be thinking of the P-Diddy song from a couple of years ago when they read the title although I took the title from a David Bowie song of the same name. I’m not even sure if it is the best

title for my ensuing…

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Added by David Jacks on August 5, 2010 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

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