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Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – June 2015

Filed under: Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News

Improved Hiring, Tech Sector Nearing Full Employment: Hiring Continues to Get More CompetitiveJobs Report

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – June 2015

The job market hired more than predicted, but the unemployment rate stayed at 5.5% as more people rejoined the workforce. Tech Unemployment keeps going down and hit 1.9% last month, the lowest since June 2008. That’s nearly three times lower unemployment than in the tech sectors. With the Tech Sector nearing full employment, hiring continues to get more competitive. “Staffing firms are being hired to fill excess jobs that HR teams can’t fill internally either due to overall challenging conditions or lack of internal recruiting time and resources especially for these jobs with niche skill sets,” Meredith Amdur, president and CEO of Wanted was quoted as saying in the ERE.net article Employers Turning to Agencies to Fill Toughest Jobs.

 

At Redfish, the hottest tech sector hiring in May were: RF Solutions, Wine Application, Security Industry, B2B Demand Generation, App Security, Customer Care & Fulfillment Center, Cloud Hosting, Mobile Connectivity, and Social Advertising Delivery Platform. Redfish Technology placed tech talent in the roles of: Chief Executive Officer, VP of Product, Commerce Operations Manager, Customer Success Managers Senior Community Manager, Web Developer, ASIC Design Engineer, Crypto/SDK Engineer, Technical Writer, Senior Software Engineer, Software Development Engineer, Linux Technical Support, and DevOps Engineer.

 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy gained 280,000 jobs in May. That’s an average of 207,000 per month for the quarter, and 2015 passed the 1,000,000 jobs created mark. The jobs report showed the strongest growth in: professional and business services (+63,000), leisure and hospitality (+57,000), healthcare (+47,000), retail trade (+31,000), arts, entertainment, and recreation (+29,000), temporary help services (+20,000), construction (+17,000), transportation and warehousing (+13,000), financial activities (+13,000), computer systems design and related services (+10,000), management and technical consulting services (+7,000).

 

 

The Best of Best Places to Work …

Filed under: Best Practices, Hiring Strategies, Human Resources / Capital, Recruiter / Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Retention

The Best of the Best Places to WorkThe Best of BPTW …

 

If Best Places to Work is on your radar, you probably see it all the time. And BPTW comes in many flavors: the best in a State, the best in an industry, the best in the country, etc.

 

The latest flavor I noticed was the BPTW for Millennials. Congratulations to the top picks in each category: Ergodyne, Capitol Chevrolet Cadillac, Navy Federal Credit Union as well as all the companies recently selected from among 4,000 US companies for the best places to work for Millennial employees in America recognition. Given that Millennials are now the largest workforce in America, this is an important recognition.

 

The BPTW in the Bay Area celebrates companies that have exceptional workplaces that their employees value highly. Kudos to InfoObjects, ZenPayroll, SOAProjects Inc, PureStorage, and Workday for prioritizing practices, culture and values that drive engagement. When employees are happy to go to work and proud of their employer, they are more productive and Read more »

Tech Recruiting Priorities in AdTech Platform, Wine Application, & Healthcare Platform sectors

Filed under: Jobs/Employment

Weekly Career Recruiting Spotlight

Software Engineer, API Development, Technical Support Engineer, Business Development Manager, Front End Team Manager, …2015-6-2-Redfish-Tech-Jobs

 

This week, our tech recruiting priorities are: Software Engineer/API Development & Technical Support Engineer – AdTech Platform; Business Development Manager – Wine Application; Front End Team Manager – Healthcare Platform; and Read more »

The Tech Market in a Nut Shell – Trends & Numbers

Filed under: High Tech / IT / Software, Industry Info, Jobs/Employment

The Tech Market in a Nut ShellTech Numbers

Tech Sector Employment Trends & Numbers

Employment

 

The U.S. tech industry totaled 6.5 million employees at the end of 2014 according to CompTIA’s Cyberstates report. The top five states by tech industry employment are: California, Texas, New York, Florida, and Massachusetts.

 

Payroll / GDP

 

The tech industry’s impact on the U.S. GDP is 7.1%. Tech salaries tend to be double Read more »

The Top 5 Secrets to Landing your Dream Job – By Tory Thomas

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Job Search, Redfish Speaks

The Top 5 Secrets to Landing your Dream Job

By Tory Thomas, Executive Recruiter, IT Sales & Marketing

Tory Thomas, Executive Recruiter, Tech Sales & Marketing Division

I work with job seekers on a daily basis as a recruiter in the tech industry. Often times, candidates are unaware of a few tactics that can give them competitive edge in this market.

 

This difference between an active job seeker versus and passive job seeker is their work status. An active job seeker is unemployed, unsatisfied in their current role or a reduction in force is imminent whereas a passive job seeker isn’t necessarily looking for a new job. Read more »

Tech Recruiting Priorities in Digital Invitation and Social Events, Mobile Connectivity, Communication & Collaboration Platform

Filed under: Jobs/Employment

Weekly Career Recruiting Spotlight

Associate Product Managers, Demand Generation Manager, Product Marketing Manager2015-5-26-Redfish-Tech-Jobs

 

This week, our tech recruiting priorities are: Associate Product Manager – Digital Invitation and Social Event; Demand Generation Manager – Mobile Connectivity; Product Marketing Manager – Communication & Collaboration Platform; and Read more »

Tech Trends: AdTech & Data Technology

Filed under: High Tech / IT / Software, Tech Trends

AdTech & Data Technology

Tech Trendsnetwork-devices-connected-through-cloud-computing

 

AdTech and Predictive Analytics are offering amazing capabilities to marketers across sectors from social networks to digital media and business intelligence.

 

Verizon just paid $4.4 billion for AOL, and it wasn’t to send email to your grandmother. Verizon bought AOL for its ad tech business; the revenue from this business grew at over 40% last November and 21% in its most recent quarter reports the Verge.

 

With over 55% of U.S. internet usage now on mobile, and this so-called ‘Mobile Majority’ spends Read more »

Tech Recruiting Priorities in GovEd / SLED Accounts, Security / Identity Protection, Software Development

Filed under: Jobs/Employment

Weekly Career Recruiting Spotlight

Senior Client Managers, Senior Product Manager, Salesforce Developer / Administrator2015-5-19-Redfish-Tech-Jobs

This week, our tech recruiting priorities are: Senior Client Managers – GovEd / SLED Accounts; Senior Product Manager/SaaS-Mac Management – Security / Identity Protection; Salesforce Developer / Administrator – Software Development; and Read more »

Redfish Takes a Rain Check on the Bike to Work Day Workplace Challenge

Filed under: PR / Company News

Some fish swam, err um, peddled to work but the company relinquishes bragging rights this year.Redfish Takes a Rain Check on the Bike to Work Day Workplace Challenge

Springtime in the mountains and it’s raining, quite a bit. This Friday, May 15th was the Bike to Work Day Workplace Challenge put on by Mountain Rides.

 

Redfish Technology made a brave attempt but will have to take a rain check this year on meeting full participation. The Bike to Work Day Workplace Challenge was a challenge for some of the staff, faced with a fair amount of rain during the morning.

 

Most of the Hailey-based employees straggled in soggy and wet Read more »

Recruiting Success Stories: Tim Roake, Senior Software Engineer – Security Industry

Filed under: Featured Placements

Recruiting Success Stories:

Featured Placement – Tim Roake

Senior Software Engineer – Security Industry

Tim Roake
The Director of Engineering asked Redfish Technology for help in finding Senior Software Engineers. This well-established security company was created to solve the industry’s biggest problem: making encryption and tokenization of data simple for even the most complex use cases. As the leading expert in data-centric encryption and tokenization, this company has solved this challenge through cryptographic innovations. The expanding team in this fast-paced company required a software engineer with specific coding expertise, and ideally experience in security and encryption.  Read more »