Let us share ideas here for the New Year that would be great. Recruiting as we all know has changed and it is tied to the state of the economy the economy is very poor now. What are your ways of reaching more decision makers who don't know you and getting them to do business with you?
Here is the way I get new clients.I research the internet look on CareerBuilder.com, Indeed.com and SimplyHired.com and firm's web site for current openings and then go to linkedin and get the name of…Continue
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Statistics Canada reports that the Canadian economy lost 30,000 jobs during the month of July 2012. The unemployment rate rose to 7.3% compared to 7.2% in the month of June.…
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Expert advice from Dave Wood of www.northwestwebjobs.co.uk .
People from all walks of life are being affected by these tough economic times. Young people, who have recently left education, are finding it harder than ever to establish themselves on the first rung of the employment ladder. Experienced people, working in well-established industries, are being made redundant as the economic climate…Continue
Added by Dave Wood on August 10, 2012 at 5:38am — No Comments
When you say it like that, it sounds almost like it might be fun. Perhaps a bit of an adrenaline ride at Alton Towers? Afraid not – albeit it may provide a bumpy ride for a few of us.
Well it’s official. As of 9:30 this morning we learned we have entered the joys of a double dip recession, and for us that means it’s time to work out how this will impact the world of flat fee online recruitment. Before we all get too excited, what’s it all about? Well, for those of you not…Continue
Added by Jason Perry on April 25, 2012 at 7:44am — No Comments
Reuters reported last week that temporary labor suppliers are seeing an increasing number of temporary and project based contingent workers hired as internal, direct hire employees.
In fact, larger staffing firms estimate that around 40% of the contingent workers they place on assignment eventually convert to direct hire employees. However, this suggests that the remaining 60% of these workers - filling flexible positions - are likely to retain that…
Added by Jill on March 30, 2012 at 2:04pm — No Comments
Everyone has heard the cliché, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Well, there's one dangerous assumption within that statement - that I actually have access to water and a pitcher.
I experienced my first layoff at the tender age of 19. After having worked at Castle Rock Entertainment part-time for four years, about 100 of us were laid off when Ted Turner's company bought us out. I landed my next job at…
Cross-posted to The Green Suits:
Aided by my wonderful but eye-straining Kindle for Android app I read Millennial Momentum, Morley Winograd’s and Mike Hais’ great new book about the U.S.’s Millennial Generation.
The Millennials (otherwise known as the “Gen Y” cohort) are Americans born between 1982 and 2001. Milllennials stand in stark contrast to the Baby Boomers and Gen Xers that preceded them; they…Continue
Talent management expert Peter Cappelli has an article this week on Human Resource Executive OnLine entitledThe One Thing You Should Do Now. In this piece, Peter discusses how HR people can help their executives manage uncertainty. But of course, Peter is a professor, so it isn’t one…Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on September 15, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
An interesting debate emerged recently when it was revealed that the UK actually has more jobless teenagers than Slovenia.
Straight away of course there were the usual "well what do you expect with all the foreigners coming over here" type comments and others blaming the generation before them for voting for this, that and the other, but it got me thinking (always a dangerous thing) - would it be silly to suggest that it's nothing to do with immigration, baby boomers, Generation X or…Continue
Added by Alasdair Murray on September 13, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments
I’ll say it again: no amount of government spending or even great staffing software is going to turn this unemployment situation around in the next few months.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its data for the month of August last Friday,…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on September 8, 2011 at 1:07pm — No Comments
Cross-posted to The Green Suits: Happy after Labor Day.
Children across the U.S. returned to school and their parents went back to work--or went back to work looking for work (or additional work).
Today at breakfast I looked across the…Continue
Unfortunately, just as the economy was showing signs of improving, a number of factors are causing it to weaken again. Rising food and oil prices, supply chain disruptions due to the Japanese nuclear disaster and a still-horrendous housing market are all to blame. How will it impact your business? Mostly by affecting consumers.
As oil prices have climbed more than 20% this year, high gas prices are slowing the momentum of the recent economic improvements. Gas and food inflation are…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on August 10, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments
I live in Washington, DC so it’s easy to make things political. This town manages to do that with nearly everything. But this is not really about politics even though it may require politicians to truly have an impact. This is about jobs and the crisis that confronts us. A few points to consider:
I last wrote on unemployment in a March post, so when the latest numbers came out last Friday, I realized that it was time to address the topic again (and to once again forego writing about staffing software!).
The numbers, which reflect the U.S. job market in April, are rather confusing…Continue
Added by Shana Borwegen on April 5, 2011 at 2:25pm — No Comments
I recently was asked by an executive level candidate if I had noticed a shift recently in employers’ preference for “less experienced” candidates. I had to answer yes – since 2001, I have seen a noticeable shift in some industries, except for maybe engineering and highly technical positions. Not only is there a…Continue
I find this whole recruiting train of thought amusing...
With Linked In, Facebook, Twitter, and myriad other avenues of engagement - worrying about where the best site to place a job ad...well, er - it sounds like a discussion from a 100 years ago listening to two buggy whip salesmen chatting about which blacksmith to…Continue
(With 2/3 of the workforce or about 60-70 million people actively looking or open to a new job opportunity, and just 3-4 million jobs advertised, creating a Career Investment Portfoilio may just be the wisest step to take...This Two Part article will spell out the state of the current employment economy and explain how to easily build a Career Investment Portfolio and benefit from it now and into the…Continue
Added by K.C. on February 10, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments