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Where the Tech Jobs Are in 2017

In Staffing and Recruiting Trends by Caitlin Delohery0 Comments

While the Bay Area still stands as the tech mecca of the US, many cities have been growing their tech industries and need workers to fill those jobs. In the last decade, for example, tech jobs in Charlotte, North Carolina, grew by 62%, adding 7,400 jobs. Indianapolis has seen a 68% increase in tech jobs over the last ten years, …

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Google Debuts New Job Search Functionality

In Industry News by Caitlin Delohery0 Comments

In May, Google debuted Google for Jobs, a function that combines machine-learning with the world’s largest search engine to create a massive online job board. When a user searches for jobs on Google, a new Jobs box will appear, listing top positions in a searcher’s area, complete with links, logos, and company reviews. There are also filters to help users …

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LiquidAgents Healthcare Tops Inc. Magazine’s “50 Best Workplaces 2017” List

In Healthcare Staffing, Industry News by Caitlin Delohery0 Comments

LiquidAgents Healthcare, an innovative, fast-growing healthcare staffing firm, was named the #1 mid-sized company to work for by Inc. Magazine. The publication surveyed 169,000 employees from more than 1,600 companies on issues like career development, communi­cation, trust in leadership, team dynamics, and individual needs. As a staffing firm, LiquidAgents Healthcare makes employee happiness their business. The company incentivizes hard work, …

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Productivity Increases and Resignations Decline for At-Home Workers

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Employees who worked from home were 13% more productive, says a study by Stanford. The reasons for this include ease of working for the entire day when off-site and having a quieter work space. Additionally, the Stanford study showed a 50% decline in resignations for at-home workers and an increase in profits. Recruiters with candidates looking for a better work-life …

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Referrals Remain Highest Hiring Source

In Sourcing by Caitlin Delohery

In 2016, 45% of internal hires and 30% of all hires came from referrals more than any other individual source, says SilkRoad’s Sources of Hire report. Incidental benefits from hiring referrals include better retention rates, lower hiring costs, and more quality hires.   Even though 62% of interviews come from external sources such as job boards, staffing agencies, and job …

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Employment Trend: Shorter Tenures Across All Generations

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

Workers aged 55 to 65 are staying at a job for 2.53 years (median duration), according to HR Mythbusters 2017, while 25 to 35-year-olds remain for a median 1.42 years, and 35 to 55-year-olds stay for nearly 2 years. While younger generations may be considered job-hoppers more often, the stats show that almost everyone is willing to switch positions for …

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Ted Guggenheim, CEO of TextUs, on Staffing Shortages, Speed of Communication, and the Future of Candidate Expectations

In Social Recruiting, Staffing Supplier Interviews by Caitlin Delohery0 Comments

In our quest to provide insight into all areas of the staffing and recruiting industry, we’re launching our industry suppliers interview series. For our first interview, we sat down with Ted Guggenheim, CEO and Co-Founder of TextUs, the business texting platform built for the staffing/recruiting and HR industries. He shared his thoughts on industry challenges, the importance of quick communication, …

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Independent Talent May Be Key to Solving Worker Shortages

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Employer talent shortages are currently at a 10-year high, according to ManpowerGroup. At the same time, the “gig economy” is booming, and employers may ease these shortages by hiring independent workers. Areas that may benefit from this type of employment are business development, IoT, IT, healthcare IT, and positions that require regulatory expertise in healthcare or finance.   Recruiters and …

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Ohio Close to Launching New Jobs Plan

In Employment Laws and Regulations by Caitlin Delohery0 Comments

In Ohio, 64% of jobs will require a degree by 2020. To bridge the gap between education and the needs of Ohio companies, Governor John Kasich created the Office of Workforce Transformation. After five years of planning, Kasich has submitted a budget for implementation next year, which currently awaits the state government’s stamp of approval. By 2020, jobs in Ohio …

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Americans Have Mixed Feelings on Automation in the Workplace

In Industry News by Caitlin Delohery0 Comments

According to a recent Harris Poll on automation in the workplace, the opinion in America is split: 34% believe it will have a positive impact at work, 31% foresee a negative impact, and 35% are unsure/neutral. Here are some highlights: More than 80% of respondents believe the AI transformation is inevitable.   Nearly three-quarters of Americans (72%) believe automation will …