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Construction Firms Expect to Expand in 2017

In Industry News, Light Industrial Staffing by Caitlin Delohery0 Comments

More than 60% of contractors expect to increase headcount by as much as 25% this year, according to an outlook survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. Over 90% of respondents believe business in 2017 will either increase or remain the same. More than 75% of firms intend to raise wages or …

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2017 Hot Jobs in IT, Healthcare, and More

In Healthcare Staffing, Industry News, Staffing and Recruiting Trends by Caitlin Delohery0 Comments

The 2017 job predictions are in from Randstad US. Measuring openings and industry growth, the report shows the hottest jobs this year, are in IT and healthcare. Hot Jobs 2017 Non-clinical healthcare boasts an unemployment rate that matches the national average. Job growth increased by 12% – 26%, totaling approximately 98k jobs in the industry. The top jobs in non-clinical …

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Hiring Freeze Hits Federal Government

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This Monday, Trump ordered a hiring freeze for federal government positions. Military, national security, and public safety positions are exempt from this freeze, as are presidential appointees. This is a temporary solution to stall government growth until Trump’s budget director rolls out a long-term reduction plan for the federal workforce. The memorandum states that agencies should instead “seek efficient use …

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The 7 Can’t-Miss Staffing and Recruiting Trade Shows of 2017

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Whether you’re new to the staffing industry or a seasoned professional, trade shows and conferences provide tremendous opportunities for networking and business development that you just won’t get anywhere else. So we made a list of the upcoming events you can be excited to put on your calendar. Here’s this year’s lineup: Staffing Industry Analysts Executive Forum Manchester Grand Hyatt, …

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What’s the #1 Contributor to Job Satisfaction for Millennials?

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The number one factor determining job satisfaction for Millennials is respect for all employees in the workplace, according to a new report on job satisfaction and employee engagement from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Here are some of the other key findings: Overall, 88% of U.S. workers are satisfied with their job. This is the highest percentage since …

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VMS and MSP Markets Gained Significant Ground in 2015, SIA Reports

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The VMS (vendor management system) and MSP (managed service provider) markets saw major growth worldwide in 2015, according to Staffing Industry Analysts’ recent annual review on the state of the VMS/MSP landscape. The global VMS market increased by 20%, or $20 billion, and the global MSP market increase by 13%, exceeding the $100 billion mark. Here some standout stats: In …

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How Your Recruiters Should Be Using Instagram

In Social Recruiting by Caitlin Delohery0 Comments

Instagram is worth a thousand words. It makes your life better looking (than it is, usually). It’s where foodies boast their eats, travelers rave about their jaunts, and fashionistas flaunt their style. As your eyes roll past that perfectly composed shot of kale salad, keep in mind that Instagramers engage with businesses at a rate 10 times higher than Facebook …

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Agile Performance Management, the Importance of Empathy, and Other Workplace Trends for 2017

In Industry News, Staffing and Recruiting Trends by Caitlin Delohery0 Comments

The Staffing Stream just released its workplace trends to keep an eye on in 2017. Here’s what they think this year will bring: The staffing trends of the past five years will continue to evolve. For example, Millennials, who have been on hirer’s mind for years, will move into more leadership roles. “Agile performance management” will be the defining leadership …

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ASA Report: Staffing & Recruiting Industry Growth Slows

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According to a new report by the ASA, the staffing and recruiting industry has grown more than two times faster than the economy overall during the economic recovery of the last seven years. It’s also expanded over six times more rapidly than overall employment. However, growth slowed in 2016, as candidate turnover rose and the average length of tenure fell. …