Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – February 2011 Archive (6)

Using Contractors to Help Clients Complete Projects

In a recent blog post, we reported on an article by The Kansas City Star that discussed the trend of hiring workers on a contract basis to complete projects, a practice the article referred to as "adhocracy."  As many of the recruiters we work with can attest, this trend is very real. And for some, it lead to their first contract…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 18, 2011 at 11:11am — No Comments

One Simple Way to Overcome Hiring Freezes

Hiring freeze.  Those two words can stop recruiters dead in their tracks.  After all, if a client says they are unable to hire, where does that leave you?  It's the one client excuse that there is no easy argument against.

Or is there?  Several of the recruiters we work with have discovered another word that can immediately melt the ice on a deep hiring freeze . . .contracting!  In fact, for many, hiring freezes lead them to their first contract placements.

Hiring managers are…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 18, 2011 at 11:06am — No Comments

How to Help Clients Solve Unique Problems

p>These days, companies are faced with endless unique staffing situations and problems. Direct-hire recruiters who made contract placements in 2010 had clients faced with those types of situations.  Their willingness to offer contracting to those clients resulted in placements they wouldn't have been able to make otherwise.

 

One of these recruiters was…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 18, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Contractor Salaries Increasing

Not only is contracting becoming more popular, it is also becoming more lucrative for contractors.

Citing data from the Yoh Index of Technology Wages, Human Resources Executive Online has reported that hourly wages for skilled temporary workers increased 4.3 percent between last November and December after hitting a…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 18, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments

Executive Temping Riding Wave of Increased C-Suite Hiring

Executive temping is a popular option for companies as executive hiring in general appears to be heading toward a surge, according to a recent article by Human Resource Executive Online.

Per the article, ExecuNet's Recruiter Confidence Index reported that 66 percent of executive recruiters are "confident" or "very confident" that executive hiring will…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 4, 2011 at 2:03pm — No Comments

A Quick Reference to I-9 Inspections and Fines

Since President Obama took office, there has been a marked shift in how immigration enforcement is handled. Where immigration raids aimed at capturing illegal immigrants were more common during the Bush administration, now U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is relying on I-9 inspections to find and fine employers who do not follow immigration laws.  As a result, employers are becoming more educated about the inspection process and fines that could be assessed.

As a…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 2, 2011 at 9:24am — No Comments

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