Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – February 2013 Archive (8)

Don't Let Relocation Reluctance Sink Placements - Part 2

In our last blog post, we discussed how the housing market is making it difficult for recruiters to find candidates willing to relocate.  But even when selling a house is not a factor, relocating is a huge commitment for workers - one they are often very reluctant to make.

Contract-to-direct arrangements can…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 28, 2013 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Don't Let Relocation Reluctance Sink Placements - Part 1

Despite the fact that housing prices are finally rising, recruiters are still having trouble filling positions that require relocation.

Relocation always has the potential of being a hard sell. After all, you are trying to convince someone to uproot themselves and often their entire family to take a chance not only on a new job but a whole new geographic area. But "relocation reluctance" has reached a fever pitch since the recession decimated home values across the country. Candidates…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 27, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Senate Bill Calls for Creation of "Entrepreneur Visas"

While Washington struggles to come up with comprehensive immigration reform, the Senate has introduced a bill to help foreign professionals set up shop in the United States.

The bipartisan Startup Act 3.0 would create 75,000 "entrepreneur visas" that would be given to immigrants holding H-1B work visas or F-1 student visas, according to the…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 21, 2013 at 1:17pm — 2 Comments

For at least the past decade, Americans have been lamenting the loss of jobs to countries overseas. Everything from call centers to manufacturing operations have been shipped to countries with lower …

For at least the past decade, Americans have been lamenting the loss of jobs to countries overseas. Everything from call centers to manufacturing operations have been shipped to countries with lower wages and fewer government regulations.

Now it appears that some of those jobs may be coming back home. A new trend is emerging known as "re-shoring," which refers to companies that previously off-shored functions bringing those functions back to the United States.  A…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 19, 2013 at 2:11pm — No Comments

7 Hottest Industries for Contract Staffing in 2012

One of the questions we get most often from recruiters looking to get into contract staffing is "What are the top industries for contract staffing?" That's why we analyze the contract placements that come through our back-office each year.

According to our 2012 placement…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 14, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

4 Client Hiring Problems Contract Staffing Can Solve

In this shaky economy and ever-changing employment landscape, sometimes traditional hiring methods just don't suffice.  Increasingly, recruiters are being viewed as strategic partners who are expected to provide solutions to staffing problems, not simply fill job orders.

Are you in the position to serve as this type of strategic partner? If you are offering contract staffing, you can confidently say "Yes!"  Contract staffing can provide a solution to a number of hiring…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 12, 2013 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Should Recruiters Blog?

It seems like everyone from your accountant to your teenage daughter has a blog these days. But should you?

Starting a blog may be the last thing you want to do.  After all, you have cold calls to make, interviews to schedule, and deals to close.  And for a blog to be of any value, you need to post content regularly.  You're not a writer,…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 7, 2013 at 3:58pm — No Comments

The DOL's Latest Plan to Fight Independent Contractor Violations

It appears the Department of Labor (DOL) will once again be focusing on worker misclassification in 2013.

Staffing Industry Analysts recently reported that the the DOL plans to commission a $1.9 million study to determine if workers have knowledge of their employment classification and the…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 5, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments

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