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[Fastest Growing Staffing Firm Interview] iPlace CEO Hank Levine on Gamifying Growth, Training and Experimenting Constantly, and Communicating with Data

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iPlace USA ties its success to more than just quick, quality placements. This international RPO, based in the US and India, has built a revolutionary employee growth system that values the entire individual. By gamifying growth, encouraging constant learning and experimentation, and nurturing the whole person, iPlace has seen tremendous dividends. They’ve been honored by Inc. 5000 as a fastest-growing …

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Tech Staffing Expected to Grow in 2018

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More than 60% of large companies (500+ employees) and 70% of enterprise companies (5,000+ employees) expect to see significant tech staffing increases in 2018, according to a new global survey by Spiceworks, the robust network of millions of IT pros. These tech experts forecast the following for the upcoming year: Increase in staffing: 45% No change in staffing: 48% Decrease in …

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6 Cultural Attributes That Are Most Important to Top Talent

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A well-defined sense of purpose and opportunities for growth are the two most important aspects of workplace culture, according to a new survey of 10,000 employees in 12 countries. Here’s the complete list: Purpose: The majority of employees say their organization’s purpose motivates them. Opportunities: Not relegated to promotions, employees value organizations that help them learn and grow. Success: Employees …

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Why Your Recruiters Suck at Getting Ahold of Tech Talent — and What to Do About It

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Think about the tech talent you want. They’re the social media denizens, the majordomos of technical web forums, the smartphone addicts. They are fully immersed in different digital worlds — creating them, leading evolutions in the thinking around them, and honing their skills within them. So, why are your recruiters still calling them? You and your recruiters already know they …

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U.S. Employment Fell for the First Time in Seven Years

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Employment fell by 33,000 jobs in September, marking the first decline in payrolls since September 2010, according to the Department of Labor. This fall is largely attributed to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The leisure and hospitality sectors were particularly hard hit, plunging 111,000 jobs, the largest plummet since such data began being kept in 1939. Overall, though, the labor landscape still …

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76% of Employers Have Trouble Attracting Top Talent

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According to a new survey from Glassdoor, 76% of hiring decision makers say that attracting top talent is their #1 challenge. Some of the reasons for this problem are: Old school recruiting strategies are no longer effective in getting the attention of informed candidates. Passive candidates are wary of networking sites like LinkedIn and have stopped responding to inquiries. Budget …