Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – March 2012 Archive (9)

Are Gen Xers Better as Employees or Contractors?

A recent article by Harvard Business Review focuses on how employers can retain their Generation X talent, but it appears that many workers from this generation may be better suited for contract assignments.

According to the article, 70% of Gen Xers surveyed by the Center for Talent Innovation stated that…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 29, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Definition of Contingent Worker

Ever wonder what is meant by the term "contingent worker?"  If so, a recent blog post by Staffing Industry Analysts does a good job of defining it.

According to the blog post, contingent worker is a term used to refer collectively to the different types of individuals in…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 27, 2012 at 3:16pm — No Comments

The Secret to Successfully Hiring for Attitude

Do your clients know how to hire for attitude?

According to Mark Murphy, author of Hiring for Attitude, employers' inability to successfully assess candidates' attitudes during the hiring process is the reason why so many fail so quickly.  In a recent Forbes interview, he said that of the 200,000…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 22, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Is Contract Staffing Leading a Fundamental Change in Employment?

Most people in recruitment expect that when the economy recovers from a recession, there will be a spike in the use of contractors.  But is contract staffing's current growth just a knee-jerk reaction to the recession, or is it something more?

Well, a recent Washington Post article suggests that it could actually…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 20, 2012 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

IT Hiring Increases, Hits New Record

The Information Technology industry added 13,300 jobs in January, bringing the total number of IT jobs in the U.S. to an all-time high of 4.1 million, according to Staffing Industry Analysts.

Citing information from TechServe Alliance's index of IT Jobs, the article states that IT employment is at its highest…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 15, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

How Do I Determine a Mark-Up for a Contract Placement?

A common question we often hear from recruiters is "How do I determine a markup for my contract placement?" Mark-ups are also referred to as multipliers.  For those of you who are not familiar with this term, a multiplier is the result of dividing the bill rate by the sum of the pay rate and…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 13, 2012 at 8:49am — 1 Comment

Lack of Health IT Talent Stumbling Block for Healthcare Organizations

Despite government funding, healthcare organizations are struggling to obtain the Health IT staff needed to automate their processes.

The federal government is funding several initiatives to help healthcare organizations invest in IT.  For instance, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is providing funding for implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) through the The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act

But…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 8, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Are Your Clients at Risk For Losing Overworked Talent? You Can Help!

Those who were lucky enough to make it through the recession without losing their jobs have a different problem, according to Workforce. They are "Stressed & Pressed"  . . . and are about ready to jump ship.

It's no secret that companies ran leaner during the recession and asked more of their employees. But even with the recession technically…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 6, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Forbes Column Gives 9 Reasons Candidates Should Consider Contracting

These days, you may not have to talk candidates into taking contract assignments because more candidates are actually seeking out contract work. But if you do encounter a candidate who is reluctant to consider contract staffing, you may want to point them to a column titled…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 1, 2012 at 4:07pm — No Comments

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