Recruiting software – and recruiting strategy in general – needs to make the leap into the mobile age sooner than later.
The reason for this is simple: recruiters need to go where the candidates are. Thirty years ago, candidates routinely looked at the classified jobs section of the…Continue
In a free-market economy like ours, staffing agencies perform the invaluable function of matching job seekers with employee seekers. Given the staffing software and other tools at their disposal, staffing agencies save both ends of the employment spectrum lots of time and money. That’s why in good and bad economic times, there never seems to be a shortage of people or…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on March 31, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Followers of this blog know that 1) I thinkrecruiting software should be augmented with active participation in social networks and 2) I love it when readers contribute to the ongoing conversation here by sending me a comment or an email. So I was quite happy when a reader…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on March 30, 2011 at 4:49pm — No Comments
How did we make eEmpACT software even more user-friendly for our nationwide network of staffing agency clients? By making it mobile!
In October, we introduced our latest staffing software upgrade. Version 16 of our eEmpACT staffing software now features iPhone and iPad integration, allowing new mobile capabilities. Recruiters can access every aspect of their eEmpACT v16 systems — performing candidate searches, updating vacancies and accessing profiles — while on the move.
Added by Tim Giehll on March 29, 2011 at 5:48pm — No Comments
I recently learned about Quora, a social networking site that describes itself as “a continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who…Continue
I am impressed with the way these two job boards have grown to dominate their marketplace. It took a lot of ingenuity, hard work, and marketing savvy. And ultimately, they both do what they claim to do: match up companies and…Continue
1. January’s unemployment rate was 9.0%, down from 9.4% in December and 9.8% in November.
2. The measure of employee output per hour – i.e. worker productivity – rose at a 2.6…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on March 22, 2011 at 2:13pm — No Comments
Here’s a quick look at the ten major American cities with the lowest unemployment, courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
1. Washington, DC – 5.7%.
2. Oklahoma City – 6.1%
3. Minneapolis-St. Paul – 6.5%
4. Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos – 6.8%.
5. New Orleans – 7.0%
6. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News – 7.0%.
7. Boston –…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on March 22, 2011 at 12:17pm — No Comments
An article in the New York Times suggests that employers and employees alike might be moving toward a temporary-centric staffing model.
In November 2010, 80% of the 50,000 jobs created in the private sector were temporary positions. For all of 2010, a bit more than 26% of 1.17 million jobs were temporary positions. That’s a lot.
What are we to make of such high numbers of temporary…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on March 14, 2011 at 12:28pm — No Comments
As of January 1, the minimum wage went up in these states: Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Vermont and Washington.
We’re not talking about a large amount, either for the wage or the increase. In Ohio, for example, the minimum wage went up from $7.30/hour to $7.40, and in Arizona it went from $7.25/hour to $7.35/hour. The federal minimum wage is $7.25/hour, and states are free to have a higher minimum wage. …Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on March 11, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
A while ago, I mentioned to you about how I have a daughter who studies philosophy and literature in college. We’ve discussed multiple different ways her world of arts and my world of business coincide and have even produced a blog from one of those very discussions. This time we have a series of blogs set up for you, this being the first. This day is a day we take some advice from the greatest playwright of our time and apply it to the business world, because what Shakespeare taught us…Continue
An HR thought leader is someone who has innovative ideas and concepts – someone who, despite what is going on around them, defies convention and tries something new and succeeds. It is a term that was coined over fifteen years ago and has a lot of new dynamics in the current age. I have recently written to you about resources for those who desire to be on the track to HR thought leadership but there is more to sharing innovative ideas than just outlets. There are common traits that can be…Continue
Social Media, recently and over the past few years, has gotten bigger and bigger. With websites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and many others, a whole new path of interaction for staffing businesses has been opened. It gives companies a chance to make new connections with potential candidates and customers. Just like with anything, there are many great ways it can be utilized by Temporary Staffing firms, but there are also a number of things to look out for if you want to make sure to use…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on March 1, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments