December 8, 2014

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – December 2014

Filed under: Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News — Tags: , , , , — Redfish Technology @ 6:30 AM

Tech Hiring Setting a Record, Overall Job Creation Big Too

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment NewsHiring is Increasing

 

Tech hiring remains very strong, with the bulk of November placements in the Network Security, Software Development, Disruptive Software, Digital Media / AdTech Platform, Cloud Hosting, Collaborative Software Development, and Social Music Connection Platform sectors. The most commonly hired positions included: Director of Sales, Product Managers, Test Automation Engineer, Senior DevOps Engineer, Linux Technical Support, Software Engineers, and Lead Front End Engineers.

 

Tech hiring may hit a record level according to the semi-annual national survey from Dice Holdings, Inc. 60% of hiring managers report the expectation of adding more professionals in the first half of 2015, which is four points higher than the mid-year survey and five more than November a year ago. Michael Durney, President and CEO of Dice stated in a press release: “Competition for talent is heating up, and as highly skilled professionals become more coveted, companies will need to create an action plan for when the perfect candidate chooses another job or ups the stakes and requests a higher salary before accepting the position.”

 

ADP’s report showing 208,000 private sector jobs created was a vast understatement of the BLS’s total nonfarm payroll employment increase of 321,000 jobs in November. Job gains were led by growth in professional and business services, retail trade, health care, and manufacturing.

 

The overall job market is positive too. US CEOs expect increased hiring, according to a quarterly survey from the Business Roundtable, but declines in capital spending and sales. These CEOs anticipate 2.4% economic growth in 2015, the same as they forecast for 2014. “The economy ended the year essentially where it started – performing below its potential,” stated BRT Chairman Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO of AT&T in a release on the website.

 

 

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October 27, 2014

The Top Five On-Boarding To-Dos Before the Start Date – By Tory Thomas, Recruiter

The Top Five On-Boarding To-Dos Before the Start Date

Tory Thomas, Executive Recruiter, Tech Sales & Marketing Division

By Tory Thomas, Executive Recruiter, IT Sales & Marketing

 

You may be asking “Why on-board before the start date?”

 

Well… really you should be on-boarding from the first contact with a candidate. When you receive a resume from a candidate, you should be sending a warm acknowledgment, even if you aren’t hiring for that exact profile right now. This is how you build your talent pipeline.

When you schedule a first interview or have an informal dialogue, you are making an impression. At this point you are acting as your company’s brand ambassador and forming an impression with the candidate. (more…)

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October 20, 2014

Redfish Technology Recruiting Candidate Satisfaction Survey Results

The Results of the Third Quarter Candidate Satisfaction Survey are in!

Redfish Technology Candidate Satisfaction Survey Results Q3 2014
Redfish Technology Candidate Satisfaction Survey Results Q3 2014

 

As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, this on-going survey asks candidates placed by the high tech recruiters at Redfish Technology for feedback on the recruiting process. Candidate experience and satisfaction is of great importance to Redfish, as recruiting is a partnership and must be a win-win proposition. The feedback was very positive overall with some areas for improvement identified; most candidates were directly recruited while about a quarter of placements found Redfish opportunities via the company’s marketing efforts.

 

Placed candidates were asked:

  • How well did your recruiter understand your personal goals for job placement?
  • How would you rate the match for the position you were hired for?
  • During which stages of the recruiting process did you have the best communication with your recruiter?
  • During which stages of the recruiting process did you have the least effective communication with your recruiter?
  • Did your recruiter give you an accurate and thorough understanding of the hiring process, role, company?
  • How would you rate your overall experience with Redfish Technology?
  • How likely are you to recommend Redfish to other colleagues or hiring managers? (more…)
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October 6, 2014

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – October 2014

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The Rise of Fall Employment Numbers

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment NewsHiring is Increasing

 

Back to school, back to work, fall is kicking into gear! Redfish recruiting staff report a strong September with most hiring activity in the Software Development, Enterprise Video, Enterprise Security Management, Mobile Social Networking, and Wearable Health Technology sectors. The leading roles hired were: Web Designers, Backend Engineers, Mobile Engineers, Lead Application Packager, and Account Executives.

 

ADP reported that 213,000 private-sector jobs were added in September. “September’s jobs added number marks the sixth straight month of employment gains above 200,000. (more…)

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September 8, 2014

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – September 2014

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Tech Dog Days of Summer

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End of summer tech hiring was strong in sales and marketing as well as development. Redfish staff reported that the majority of hiring was for Senior Account Executives, a Director of Marketplace Growth, and an Artist Relations Manager on the S&M side. Tech hiring was predominantly for Backend Engineers and Serving Software Engineers, and a Technical Product Manager. The tech sectors with the strongest hiring in August were: IT Agility Applications, Wireless Digital Health Technology and Wearable Health Technology, Social Media Platform, and Social Music Connection Platform.

 

The DICE midyear hiring survey highlights the low unemployment rate for tech professionals, it is about half that of the overall job market. And the unemployment rate for some tech positions are especially low, for example 1.1% for network architects and 1.2% for database administrators. “These meager numbers will fan recruiting battles (more…)

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