Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog – April 2011 Archive (10)

The Secret to Ensuring a Great Cultural Fit

Why do some candidates look so great on paper but bomb when they are actually placed in a position? Many times it comes down to that elusive buzz phrase: "cultural fit."

Cultural fit means different things to different companies, but it is generally the shared values and principles that form the organization's identity and push it in a certain direction. While cultural fit is an intangible, not to mention hard to define, attribute, it is one of the most important. In…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 28, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

2009 Changes to I-9 Finalized by USCIS

It looks like the I-9 form may be staying the same for at least a little while. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that no changes will be made to the current form as it issues a final rule adopting the…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 28, 2011 at 3:29pm — No Comments

6 Questions to Ask to Get Contract Job Orders

Recruiters who want to get into contracting often ask us how they can get contracting job orders. Some recruiters we work with say the best way to start is to simply ask current direct-hire clients if they need contractors. They may be surprised to learn that you offer contractors, and you may be surprised how many contracting job orders you get as a result!

Here are five other questions that can help you get more contracting job…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 28, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Plenty of H-1B Visas Still Available for FY 2012

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting petitions for H-1B visas on April 1 for fiscal year 2012, but there has not been the usual flood of petitions.

According to the Workforce Management article,"Demand for H-1B Visas Off to Slower Start,"…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 28, 2011 at 3:19pm — No Comments

IT Workers Want to Telecommute

There are probably not too many people who would turn down the chance to work from home. But how many do you know who would take a pay cut to do so?

Well, according to a recent NetworkWorld article, 35 percent of information technology workers would accept a lower salary to telecommute. In fact, they would take a cut of up to 10…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 18, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Tips For Recruiting Millennials for Contract Positions

We've discussed in previous blog posts about how members of Generation Y, who are often called Millennials, make great contract candidates. But if you hope to attract the best talent from the upcoming crop of college graduates, you may run into trouble if you rely solely on traditional recruiting…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 18, 2011 at 2:55pm — No Comments

E-Verify Self Check Available in a Few States

The E-Verify Self Check system we reported on a couple of weeks ago has now been launched, but only for users in specific states.

E-Verify Self Check gives individuals the ability to check their own…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 18, 2011 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Productivity, Contracting Help Employers Avoid Increasing Payroll

The United States economy is growing faster than those of other large industrialized nations, according to a recent USA Today article.  So where are the direct-hire jobs already?

Well, according to the article,…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 11, 2011 at 11:20am — No Comments

Tips and Tools for Negotiating Contractor Pay Rates

Negotiating a contractor's pay rate can be one of the most difficult parts of placing a contract candidate.  Where do you start, especially if you have had little experience placing the particular position in question?

Luckily, there are a couple of tools on the Internet that can give you a starting place for negotiations:…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 11, 2011 at 11:14am — No Comments

Tech Hiring Experiencing Surge

For those of you looking for a little good news for a change, USA Today is reporting a huge hiring surge the technology sector.

According to the article, the United States stands to gain…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 5, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

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