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ASA Reports on the Most In-Demand Jobs by Industry

In Industry News by Caitlin Delohery0 Comments

The American Staffing Association reported on the hardest-to-fill positions from each sector, according to data from the final quarter of 2016. These positions give insight into where skills shortages may be most prevalent. In healthcare, physician assistants and psychiatrists are most needed. In engineering and IT, it’s computer research scientists and information security analysts. The industrial sector has a shortage …

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Is Your Next Recruiter a Bot? How AI is Changing Recruiting

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

AI is joining the teams of many staffing agencies. But make no mistake: this tool will assist your recruiters, not replace them. SHRM reported recently on some of the ways AI may change the face of recruiting. AI programs like Watson can analyze and prioritize requisitions based on fill-ability. Recruiters see how tough a position will be to fill, how …

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Facebook Announces Job Posting and Search Tools

In Industry News, Social Recruiting by Caitlin Delohery0 Comments

Facebook announced that it has added job search and position posting tools in the U.S. and Canada. Businesses can post openings, track applicants, and communicate directly with candidates on the new platform. Organizations can also pay for targeted ads to boost views of their open positions. Candidates can apply from within the job postings and will see their information auto-filled …

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Unemployment Stable in January 2017

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The unemployment rate remained stable at 4.8% in January, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here are some key stats for January: Unemployment rates across age, gender, and race demographics showed little change. Healthcare, food service, and professional and technical services also added thousands of new jobs. The average hourly wage increased by 3 cents. The industries with …

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How Your Recruiters Should Be Using Snapchat

In Social Recruiting by Caitlin Delohery0 Comments

Snapchat is the knock-knock joke of social media. It’s the one-liner of the party. To date, it’s the only tool that boasts the ability to face swap with your dog. But before you chortle and control-tab your way to another site, you should also know Snapchat is serious business. In the span of a year, its audience grew 400%. Video …

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These Cities Have the Fastest-Aging Workforce

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

North Port, FL has the largest number of workers over age 55, according to CareerBuilder. The company compiled workforce data from the 100 most-populated cities between 2001–2016. The results show where younger workers hold the most jobs and where many jobs may soon open up due to mass retirement. Key points include: The top cities with the largest increase of …

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STEM Tops Other Industries in Job Growth and Salary

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STEM job growth was double that of non-STEM job growth between 2009 and 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. What’s more, the average salary of all stem jobs ($87,570) is almost twice the average salary of non-STEM jobs ($45,700).  In 2015, there were 8.6 million U.S. positions were in STEM Computer occupations (45% of all STEM jobs) and engineers …

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How Your Recruiters Should Be Using Advanced LinkedIn Accounts

In Recruiting Millennials, Social Recruiting by Caitlin Delohery0 Comments

LinkedIn is one of the best sites for recruiting top talent. With 88% of users checking in at least once every week, LinkedIn makes accessing engaged talent easy. Using LinkedIn’s Talent Solutions, connecting and recruiting with ideal job seekers is even easier. Premium accounts give you and your recruiters full access to LinkedIn’s 400 million professionals. Here’s how to use …