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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

In Sourcing, Tech Talent Acquisition by Caitlin Delohery0 Comments

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 …

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2017’s Highest-Paying Jobs and Industries

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Doctors have nabbed 8 of the top 20 highest-paid jobs, according to LinkedIn’s State of Salary 2017 report. LinkedIn pulled data from two million members to compare salaries by job title, education, industry, location, and other factors. Here are some key findings: Top Job Title: Orthopedic surgeons have the highest-paying job overall, raking in $450,000 annually. Top Industry: Employees in …

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What Candidates Want During the Hiring Experience

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

Candidates have 56% higher response rate with correspondence from hiring managers over other contacts during the hiring process, according to LinkedIn’s new report, Inside the Mind of Today’s Candidate. The report provides a number of insights based on candidate behavior and preferences during the hiring process. Here are some key points: Candidates are open to new job prospects (90%) and …

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Overtime Rule Struck Down

In Employment Laws and Regulations by Caitlin Delohery0 Comments

More than 4 million employees are no longer eligible for overtime pay. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant has ruled in favor of over 55 business groups that challenged an Obama administration rule to raise the minimum exemption salary to $47,476, doubling the previous exemption salary. It is likely that the exemption salary will be raised in the future but more …

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Employee Turnover Costs $15,000 Per Worker on Average

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The cost of replacing an employee can be as much as one-third of that employee’s annual salary, according to Employee Benefit News, as reported by HR Dive. In addition, the indirect costs of a vacating employee include lost knowledge, recruiting time, and time for training new hires. The key factors that cause people to change jobs are career development (22%), …

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Hayes Locums, Host Healthcare, and ProLink Staffing Services Top SIA List of Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms

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Staffing Industry Analysts released its annual list of the fastest-growing staffing firms in the country and Hayes Locums, Host Healthcare, and ProLink Staffing Services emerged as this year’s industry leaders. Healthcare staffing firms lead the pack this year: 8 of the top 10 agencies are healthcare-focused and healthcare beat out IT as the top segment in the list. The list includes: …

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Why Filling the 6.2 Million Available Jobs is a Big Challenge for Employers

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The number of U.S. job openings has crept up to 6.2 million, the highest since the Department of Labor began tracking it. Simultaneously, the country has 7 million unemployed workers, but filling the open positions with people who need a job is a more complex process. There are two key issues. Employers say they cannot find qualified candidates or that …