Social Recruiting finally went mainstream in 2011 with corporate and agency recruiters embracing LinkedIn and internet sourcing as a required skill for the modern recruiter, shifting away from job-board advertising to digital headhunting. It was also a year of continued economic uncertainty ending with fear of a double dip recession in Europe and beyond. Despite this we will remember 2011 as the year that the recruitment industry took its head out of the arse of the global recession and…
As social media becomes more ubiquitous to our lives HR professionals are taking note.SHRM findings suggest that while more and more Recruitment and HR professionals are taking advantage of screening candidates through social media, a still large number are apprehensive to use social media as a resource to screen…Continue
Added by Jacob Lebo on December 7, 2011 at 1:13am — No Comments
Traditional HR think is that companies need to have career pathing. Do you really believe this is true? Have you ever really noticed how potential talent became great talent. It’s not from going to A then B to C but to accelerate that move from A to C to F and then onward. Not from career pathing…
There’s been lots of talk recently that either rubbishes social games or proposes building a new one for recruiting purposes. Most recently Marriot have released a much applauded game to fit their employer brand. It's been applauded by many, while others have commented "play games, get kids!” untill recently, i would have sat in the neigh sayers, but the number of…Continue
With the shortage of top IT talent with high demand skills such as Java, .Net, PM, BA/QA, and PHP, companies are beginning to offer generous incentives and creative benefits to attract potential candidates. While money is always a major motivator, we’re finding that telecommuting for many talented techies (in the ATL) ranks high on the list. Here are the three common responses we hear from candidates who are considering a career move:
Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on July 5, 2011 at 1:38pm — No Comments
Since the July 4th weekend is upon us, we realize this is an opportune time to relax, catch up with family and friends, enjoy life and be thankful for everything our wonderful country offers.
This holiday weekend is also a good time to reflect about your professional career – where you are, where you want to go, and how you’re going to get there. If you’re an…Continue
Added by Jon Prete on July 1, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
In June, Computerworld announced their list of the Top 100 Places to Work in IT for 2011. We took a look at hiring demand, trends, and new jobs generated for IT and Computer Programming professionals at Computerworld’s top 10 companies over the past 90 days.
Computerworld’s Top 10 Companies to Work in IT in 2011 …Continue
Added by Carolyn Menz on June 29, 2011 at 11:05am — No Comments
You use your connections, recruiting software, and interview skills to land the perfect candidate. Then, a year or two later, he or she leaves, following another great opportunity. It’s a recurring nightmare (and occasional reality) for recruiting and staffing professionals everywhere.
What can be done about it? The short answer: pay attention to all top performers. The long answer involves five ways of encouraging that helps to keep great…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on May 20, 2011 at 10:58am — No Comments
Sitting on my shelf collecting dust bunnies since last fall, I finally decided to pick up and open the book Talent is Overrated by…Continue
We talk a lot about top talent – how these workers make up just 20% of the IT talent pool, how they are more productive they are (200% more than average workers) and innovative, and how difficult they can be to find – especially those professionals with high-demand skills.…Continue
Added by Jon Prete on April 8, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
"How can we speed our hiring process so that we don’t lose out to top talent?" This is a question Agile is asked about quite a lot – especially in the last few months. We blog about this subject frequently and we even wrote a white paper…Continue
We write a lot about top talent. That’s because everyone wants top talent. Who wants to hire average talent, right? It’s not that top talent is elusive – it’s always out there. You just have to know where to find it – and with our extensive network of IT professionals – Agile does. The need to hire and retain top talent is nothing new; it’s not a result of the Great Recession. But changes within IT organizations – due in part to the weakened economy…Continue
Added by Jon Prete on February 24, 2011 at 9:07am — No Comments
It happened again. One of your top candidates for a job you're desperately trying to fill just called to inform you that he has decided to accept another offer. You knew three offers were already on the table, but your clunky hiring process prevented you from making an offer sooner. Now, this highly qualified, highly skilled IT professional is going to work for a competitor.
This scenario is not unusual. In fact, it’s becoming the norm within the technology industry. Industry reports…Continue
Added by Jon Prete on January 21, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments
Added by Stephanie Bressan on January 3, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
Added by Ryan Pratt on November 17, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Top Echelon Contracting has reported in numerous blog posts that contract staffing has surged even as hiring across the board continues to lag. A recent forecast by staffing industry consulting firm G. Palmer & Associates predicts…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 1, 2010 at 9:28am — No Comments