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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

Where Are STEM Gender Gaps?

Diversity in the workplace is important for a number of reasons. Some of those include having a workforce that understands and reflects your customer base or an atmosphere of different perspectives that can create innovative ideas. Diversity is also looked at by some as …

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

How to Use Data to Prepare Your Hiring Strategy

We know that many jobs are hard-to-fill and that you need data to back up your recruitment strategy. To help, we thought we'd demonstrate how you can use data analytics to build your hiring plan. In this example, we examine hiring demand and talent supply data for an IT Project Manager opening in Seattle,…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 17, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

10 Most Demanded Jobs in Canada and Their Hiring Difficulty

Now that we're into the 2nd half of 2014, we thought we'd review which jobs were most in-demand in Canada during the past 30 days. In the chart below, we listed these jobs, as well as the candidate supply, demand, Demand Pressure, and Hiring Scale scores for each job,…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Auto Sales Grow; Does Hiring?

For the first half of 2014, US automakers sold 4.2% more vehicles than during the same time last year. May saw strong sales and the momentum continued into June, surprising Analysts. (Analysts expected June to have less sales than May since May was a 5 week month and June was 4.) According to the …

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 3, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Demand for Wearable Technology Skills Grows

Last week, I highlighted that Google Glass has been appearing in job ads as demand is increasing for candidates that can work on the technology or perform duties with the device. Google Glass…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 1, 2014 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Google Glass Appearing in Job Ads

Google Glass's revolutionary technology has created a lot of buzz from supporters and opponents of the device. "Explorers," a term used for Glass users, tout its convenience, while opponents highlight its invasion of privacy and its impracticality. No matter what side of the fence your opinions are on,…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on June 26, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Hardest-to-Fill Healthcare Jobs

The rapid growth in demand for Registered Nurses, the competition for talent, and the shortage of workers in this profession make this a healthcare job that's known to be hard-to-fill. However, there are other healthcare positions that actually rank as harder to fill on the WANTED Analytics Hiring Scale. Our…

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

How Do Recent Graduate Degrees Match Up to Demand?

Many students are beginning their careers as they graduate college this Spring. Recent graduates represent 2.9% of the total US workforce.

In 2013, about 4,361,380 graduates joined the labor market and a similar number will graduate this year. In what fields do these graduating candidates possess…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on June 12, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

How to Compete for Talent with the Most Valuable Brands

According to a survey by global research company Millward Brown, Apple is no longer the world's most valuable brand. In the …

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on June 10, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Where Should You Look to Recruit Manpower's Hard-to-Fill Jobs?

The Manpower Group recently announced that the global talent shortage has reached a 7-year high. Their 9th Annual Talent Shortage Survey results show that 36% of global employers are having difficulty finding candidates that possess the desired technical competencies and experience with soft skills. The…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on June 5, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments

What You Need to Know if You're Recruiting Interns

It's that time of a year, where a new crop of graduates enter the workforce. Some of these students may already have jobs lined up. Others may be seeking internships to gain experience before they land their first professional position or to open a door to a permanent job opportunity. In addition to recent…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on June 3, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

How Can Congress Change Energy Hiring

In Washington, a bipartisan bill encouraging energy efficiency, the Shaheen and Portman's Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, was recently stalled due to disagreement over amendments to the bill.

According to …

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

6 Ways to Find More Candidates

About 20% of jobs are considered hard-to-fill. Chances are your organization is filling some of these jobs. Understanding how difficult recruiting can be, I wanted to share some tips with you on how to expand your candidate supply for your open positions. 

1. Look for Candidates with Other Job…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on May 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Amazon Has the Most In-Demand Cloud Computing Service - Can it Keep the Lead?

After experiencing rising stock prices for the past 5 years, Amazon shares decreased 21% in 2014, according to …

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on May 20, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

How Will Retail Beat Out Other Industries for E-Commerce Talent?

According to Business Insider, e-commerce is capturing a larger share of retail sales than ever before. Media, sporting, and hobby goods and electronics and appliances account for the largest percentage of online retail sales. BI expects these categories to experience steep increases in sales between 2014 and 2020. Is this…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on May 15, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

What's the Future for Finance Pros with MBAs?

After cutbacks by some of the biggest companies in the financial sector, there were concerns that the value of an MBA degree was declining. As a way to save money, employers have been hiring undergrads, who are willing to work for less money, rather than hire business school grads. This may be impacting the number…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on May 13, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Employment Situation Recap: US Economy Adds 288K Jobs, Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.3%

05.05.14 Us Economy Jobs April On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Summary stated that the US economy added 288,000 jobs in April 2014. The unemployment rate dropped by .4 percentage points, from 6.7% to 6.3%, marking a decline of 1.2% year-over-year. Over the past 12 months, growth averaged 199,000 jobs per month.…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on May 6, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Earth Day Hiring Trends: Solar Demand Is Soaring

According to a McKinsey & Company study, solar power is "a far more cost-competitive power source today than it was in the mid-2000s, when installations and manufacturing were taking…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on April 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

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