August 27, 2012

How To Successfully Recruit Top Tech Talent, by Logan Knight

How To Successfully Recruit Top Tech Talent

Logan Knight, Executive Recruiter, IT Division at Redfish Technology

Logan Knight, Executive Recruiter, IT Division

By Logan Knight, Executive Recruiter, IT Division at Redfish Technology

 

We’ve all heard about the competition for top tech talent. Despite the Great Recession and the limp recovery, unemployment is very low for technical professionals in software, IT, and high tech. Hot spots like the San Francisco Bay area, New York, Seattle, So Cal, DC, Boston, etc. are thriving (more…)

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August 20, 2012

“What is Your Management Style?” Asked the Interviewer

“What is Your Management Style?”
Asked the Interviewer

The Redfish Technology Team - Executive Recruiters - High Tech & Cleantech

The Redfish Technology Team

by the Redfish Technology staff

 Are you prepared to present your management savvy and experience in your next interview? Here are some questions to consider in preparing for the interview.

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August 13, 2012

The Job Interview and Your Ears, By Carole Martin

The Job Interview and Your Ears

By Carole Martin

If you thought interviewing was only about answering questions, you’ve been missing the point. You’ve also been missing an opportunity to gather valuable information. Listening is one of the skills most underutilized by candidates. Most people go into the interview thinking and worrying about how they will answer the questions, and they forget that they are there to find out about the job and the company. They forget to listen, observe and read between the lines.
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August 6, 2012

Staffing & Employment News from Redfish Technology

Staffing & Employment News from Redfish Technology

Double last month’s numbers

Payrolls rose 163,000 (private payrolls 172,000), over double last month’s increase. Government jobs fell by 9,000, construction fell by 1,000. The good-producing sector added 24,000 jobs, the service-providing sectors 148,000, and manufacturing 25,000. Temp jobs rose by 14,000.

 

The numbers came in a bit better than expected overall as companies hire at a modest pave. Nonetheless the unemployment rate went up incrementally from 8.2 to 8.3%,

 

While the Fed was discussing more quantitative easing, the Dow Jones reacted favorably to the jobs report.

 

The staffing industry lost 43,600 jobs (down 1.7%) from June to July according to the BLS, year over year however the industry has grown headcount by 10.9%. Recruiting trends are cyclical and July tends to be a slower month for hiring.

 

Additional reading …

 

Pace of Hiring Rose in July, but Jobless Rate Ticked Up 

U.S. Stocks Halt 4-Day Slump After Employment Report

 

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