Archive | August, 2012

The Toughest Places to Interview

Glassdoor recently released it’s list of the Top Most Difficult Companies to Interview.  Among those are: McKinsey & Company Google Procter & Gamble Facebook Amazon Desirable places to work means there’s a lot of competition for those spots.  These companies can afford to be picky, and their rigorous screening process is intended to weed out […]

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Why Staffing Continues to Grow

We posted on the July jobs report, which included continued staffing growth.  The percentage of temps in the workforce is at its highest level in more than five years.  Its steady rise points to the central role that project-based workers play in the labor market.  Why do we see such an increase in contract workers? […]

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Even if You’re Not Looking – Take Recruiters’ Calls.

When you’re looking for work, a recruiter’s phone call or email is a welcome sign.  But when you’re happy in your current job, responding to these communications can feel more like a chore.  Yet, you should take the time to respond to recruiters whether you’re looking for a new job or not.  Here are a […]

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New Government Grants for Disability Programs

In 2010, Obama pledged to bring 100,000 new disabled workers to the workforce.  As of July 2012, the actual number of new abilities with disabilities since Obama’s pledge is only 20,000. Last month, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities was 13.3 percent, compared to 8.2 percent for the general population, making this group of […]

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July Jobs Report: Staffing Continues to Grow

The end-of-July jobs report announced a more substantial jobs report than anticipated, adding 163,000 new jobs, including continued growth in staffing services at 14,100 new positions.

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Reasons you may not have considered for recruiting on LinkedIn recently composed a list of 20 reasons to use LinkedIn for recruiting.  While LinkedIn has obviously become an important tool for many recruiters, it doesn’t hurt to reiterate why we love it.  Some of the reasons listed include: The ability to reach out to passive, as well as active, job seekers.  Though, we’ll point […]

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