November 25, 2013

Why Should I Work For You? (Or Employer Branding to Attract Talent)

Why Should I Work For You?

Or Employer Branding to Attract Talent

Jon Piggins, IT Recruiter

Jon Piggins – High Tech Recruiter

By Jon Piggins, Executive Recruiter, IT Sales & Marketing

 

It’s a tough hiring market out there!

 

Companies are struggling to meet objectives, get products released, win new contracts, and succeed. Hiring is an integral part of any business, but boy can it be time consuming. And with the tech talent unemployment rate is so low, employers need to do a sales and marketing job on candidates in order to attract and enlist them.

Whether hiring needs are immediate, or a company is trying to build its talent pipeline, it is always the right time to be thinking about your Employer Brand.

 

To get started building and communicating your Employer Brand, think about (more…)

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March 25, 2013

The Craft of Scouting for Tech Talent or Hockey Talent by John Stevens, Executive Recruiter

John Stevens, Executive Recruiter, IT Engineering

John Stevens, Executive Recruiter, IT Engineering

The Craft of Scouting for Tech Talent or Hockey Talent

You’d be surprised at the similarities…

By John Stevens, Executive Recruiter, IT Engineering

 

Hockey scouts live in a secretive world of prospecting, some have said it is a world more akin to Cold War-era spying than a casual day in the stands. Faced with bad coffee, long periods in cold rinks, and remote locations, the job isn’t as sexy as you might think.

 

As a long-time recruiter in the tech sector, is also an avid hockey player and coach. He notes many similarities between scouting for hockey talent and recruiting top tech talent. (more…)

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July 30, 2012

Positive Job Creation Indicators Revealed in the 20th Anniversary Executive Job Market Intelligence Report

Positive Job Creation Indicators Revealed in the 20th Anniversary Executive Job Market Intelligence Report

Companies are planning on growth, both via new management hires and trading up new hires for existing executive roles to fill gaps or improve teams. Recruiters weighed in on executive job creation reporting they expect 51 percent of employers will be adding headcount through “trading up” with new hires for existing executive jobs and 27 percent will create new executive roles over the next six months. Only 2 percent of companies surveyed intend on continuing the management cutbacks that have been in effect during the economic downturn. (more…)

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May 7, 2012

Staffing & Employment News: April showers?

Staffing & Employment News

April Showers Turn Out to be a Drizzle. 

 

April didn’t shower us with an abundance of jobs; with an increase of only 115,000 net, and 130,000 in private payrolls. This slow-down disappointed after March’s 154,000 new jobs and February’s 259,000. The biggest gains were in professional & business services at 62,000, retail trade increased by 29,000, health care rose by 19,000, and leisure & hospitality added 12,000. Goods-producing jobs increased by 14,000 after a 38,000 rise in March. (more…)

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February 13, 2012

Job Boards and Social Media May Replace Recruiters… By Greg Schreiner, Clean Tech Recruitment Manager

Greg Schreiner

Greg Schreiner

Job Boards and Social Media May Replace Recruiters…

By Greg Schreiner, Clean Tech Recruitment Manager

 

Many people believe that job boards are as useful as recruiters, and may even replace them. Companies post jobs on Monster and niche boards. Job seekers are using social media to target their next job. Anyone can post a job pitch on YouTube, the world’s second largest search engine. Networking is viral, right? So why work with a recruiter?

Ironically, using the internet and working with a recruiter are quite opposite methods of locating the talent you need. And yet both are useful of course.

Remember that expression about searching for a needle in a haystack? It refers to a difficult or impossible search for a particular object amongst a huge mountain of similar objects.

Recruiters are often enlisted for the more difficult or critical talent searches. Sometimes the company doesn’t have the dedicated resources to comb the pile of resumes that can result from a job posting or other talent outreach. Often if the hiring manager isn’t the one reading the resumes initially, and the right talent may be overlooked while the hiring manager is barraged by less qualified or less suitable potential candidates. (more…)

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