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Competing for Talent with the Top Employment Brands

10.20.14 Top Employment Brands

ERE recently highlighted a list of the Top Employment Brands according to WilsonHCG, a recruitment outsourcing company. Their study considered multiple elements in their ranking system, including job board presence,…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on October 21, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Are Employers Using BYOD to Attract Talent?

As society has become more technologically mobile, bring your own device policies (BYOD) have become more popular with employees and employers. Professionals appreciate BYOD opportunities because it provides the convenience of using their own familiar device, access to the latest technology, work flexibility and/or work-life balance. Employers can benefit from BYOD's cost savings, potential increased productivity, and employee devices that supply the latest technologies. However, there are…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on October 16, 2014 at 10:31am — No Comments

Healthcare Is in Need of Tech Talent

Technology is becoming increasingly important in healthcare. Electronic health records, payment models, consumer health applications, radiology barcoding applications, patient portals (which are intended to facilitate communication among providers, patients and healthcare organizations), telehealth, wearables, and robotics are just some examples of technological advancements being used by healthcare organizations and patients. IT professionals in healthcare are required to analyze,…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on October 9, 2014 at 11:44am — No Comments

US Adds 248,000 Jobs, Unemployment Drops to 5.9%

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics September Employment Situation Summary, 248,000 jobs were added to the economy, the unemployment rate dropped .2 percentage points to 5.9%, and the number of unemployed persons decreased by 329,000. Compared to a year ago, the unemployment rate is down by 1.3%. Job growth in the US marks a 12-month average monthly gain of…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on October 3, 2014 at 11:10am — No Comments

Are You Including the Right Keywords in Your Job Ad?

When preparing your job ad do you think about your intention and strategy? Do you consider whether you want your ad to attract a broad candidate supply with relatable skills or candidates that possess very specific abilities? Do you think about words and phrases your target candidates may be searching for when looking for job openings?

The answers to these questions can determine how your job is listed. If you want your ad to attract a large candidate supply that has related skills,…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on September 30, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments

Recruiting Is Becoming More Technical

Recently, we highlighted What Type of Recruiters Are Most In-Demand?, where we found Technical Recruiters to be the most commonly advertised niche recruiting job. Today, we wanted to review this recruiting specialization to see what the labor market looks like.…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on September 18, 2014 at 10:05am — No Comments

Recruiting Is Becoming More Technical

Most Required Technical Recruiting Skills



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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on September 18, 2014 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

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

Hiring in Oil and Gas Keeps Flowing

The oil and gas industry is considered to be booming and it's reflected in hiring trends. When comparing the past 90 days to the same 90-day period last year, the number of job ads posted online in the US grew 17%, according to data from WANTED Analytics. Over the long term, the growth is even more apparent. Oil and gas demand…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on September 11, 2014 at 10:12am — 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

Skills the Manufacturing Industry Needs and Where to Find Them

In an article discussing how to solve the talent shortage in manufacturing, …

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on September 2, 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

What to Do When There's a Shrinking Candidate Supply

With the economy recovering, the labor marketplace has shifted from employer-driven to candidate-driven, according to a MRI…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 21, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Are Top Paying Jobs Harder or Easier to Recruit?

If you're recruiting for a high salaried job, is it likely to be easier or more difficult to fill? A high salary may be considered an attractive incentive for some candidates. However, if there is a smaller talent supply, barriers to entry, or the job is commonly known to be stressful, it may become more challenging to find qualified candidates. …

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 19, 2014 at 10:14am — No Comments

New Act Supports Job Training - Which Skills Should Be Trained?

In an effort to bridge the skills gap and aid economic recovery, Congress and the President passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which will reform and support job training for the US workforce. In this Act, schools and workforce boards will be able to offer skills training that matches demand in their region. The…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 14, 2014 at 9:36am — No Comments

How Hard-to-Fill Are the Top Paying IT Jobs?

Computerworld featured the results of a study by Mondo, a company that recruits and places technology workers. Mondo recorded salaries earned by 4,000 of their placements in 2014 to determine top paying IT jobs. Below we listed the jobs they found to have the…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 12, 2014 at 9:54am — No Comments

5 Ways Your Job Ad Can Attract More Candidates

A 2012 study by TheLadders revealed that Recruiters spend 6 seconds reviewing a resume. If…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 7, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

How Large Is the Ethnic Diversity Gap in STEM?

I recently shared data on gender diversity in STEM (science, tech, engineering, and mathematics) jobs. This time, I'm examining ethnic diversity for these fields. How ethnically diverse is US's STEM candidate supply? Below are the percentages of qualified people in the US workforce for each STEM field, broken down by ethnicity.

Ethnic Breakdown of…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 5, 2014 at 10:10am — 2 Comments

Recruiting Truck Drivers Isn't Getting Easier

The Wall Street Journal recently highlighted that long-haul Truck Driver jobs are going unfilled for months. According…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 31, 2014 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Hiring Trends for the Skill Set CIOs Want Most

In a recent Robert Half survey, 57% of CIOs said that network administration is the most in-demand skill set within…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 29, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

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