The Redfish and their Dogs
Animal Shelter Receives Second Donation from Redfish Technology’s ‘One for One’ Program
Each quarter, Redfish Technology designates a community organization to receive funds from the “One for One” Community Service Initiative program. This quarter the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley is again the chosen beneficiary. Redfish recruiters gave $1600 earlier this year, and this quarter are awarding $900 more to the Animal Shelter.
The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley was once again chosen to receive the ‘One for One’ quarterly donation by Joanna Bradley, Sales & Marketing Recruitment Manager this quarter’s top producer. This quarter’s award is for $900, making a total donation of $2500 this year from Redfish.
Animal Shelter Executive Director Jo-Anne Dixon says, “It means so much to the Shelter to have the support of the community and local businesses! We truly appreciate the dedication of the staff at Redfish Technology to the well-being of homeless pets in our community.” Read more »
IT Employment Steaming Along
IT Staffing Companies Staying Busy
A Few Little Dips in the Last 12 Months, But Overall Great Upward Trajectory Hitting a New All-time High in April
TechServe Alliance, made up of tens of thousands of IT & Engineering staffing and solutions firms, clients, consultants and suppliers, tracks industry jobs via the IT Employment Index.
Over the last year, there have be a few dips in the Index, but April saw another all-time high with IT jobs hitting 4,424,200 (0.24% growth over last month, and 5.1% since April 2012). Read more »
Animal Shelter, and others, Benefit from Redfish Technology’s ‘One for One’ Program
Redfish Technology presented the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley with a monetary donation of $1600. Many other organizations benefited from hours volunteer by Redfish staff: Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, Papoose Club, Idaho Steelheads Youth Hockey, Sun Valley Youth Hockey, Rhode Island Vegan Awareness, The Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, BCRD: Basketball, and Sawtooth United Football Club.
March 21, 2013 – Sun Valley, ID / Milpitas, CA / Newport, RI
Redfish Technology Donates Money to the Animal Shelter
The ‘One for One’ Community Service program is designed by Redfish Technology to donate both money and time to community organizations near and dear to the hearts of the staff.
The first monetary donation of 2013 goes to the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley in the amount of $1600. The mission of the Animal Shelter is to enrich the quality of life in our community by connecting animals and people through innovative programs that inspire and have impact beyond our borders. The Animal Shelter was chosen as the recipient by Joanna Bradley, IT Recruiter at Redfish, as this quarter’s top producer. Read more »
Tech Trends: Salaries Are Highest in a Decade
The latest Dice Tech Salary Survey results show that salaries jumped in 2012 the most they have in a decade. Competition for tech talent is putting upward pressure on the sector’s salary requirements.
from the 2013-2012 Dice Tech Salary Survey
With only a 3.8% tech unemployment rate, tech professionals’ confidence is growing and there is more movement in the technology sector. The mobility of the workforce and the improving performance of many tech companies means more professionals are open to new career opportunities, whether they are actively pursuing those or simply keeping their profile av
ailable and responding to inquiries.
“The fact is you either pay to recruit or pay to retain and these days, at least for technology teams, companies are doing both.” — Scot Melland, Chairman, President & CEO Dice Holdings, Inc. Read more »
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Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News
Contingent Recruiter Confidence Growing; Jobs Report Good Not Great [plus1 count=”true” size=”standard”][/plus1]
Redfish made placements at the Director, Executive and Project Manager levels in January. The preponderance of the hiring was in the Cloud, Software-as-a-Service, Enterprise Systems & Network Management, Intelligence Software, and Solar Technology industries. The biggest challenges to January hiring was candidates receiving multiple offers. “We expect to see this trend continue,” states Logan Knight, IT Recruiter at Redfish. “The pool of talented candidates is drying up with all the current growth, leading to good engineers getting multiple offers.”
Execunet reports that a recent survey found that recruiter expectations of job creation increased in at the end of 2012, recruiters indicated that they anticipate approximately one in five companies adding executive jobs in the next six months. Contingency search firm confidence reached 41 percent in December, its highest in eight months; retained recruiter confidence dropped to 31 percent, its lowest since the debt limit crisis in late summer of 2011. Read more »
Exciting, Well-Paying Tech Jobs in 2013
The recent study by 2013 Salary Guides from Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group shows exciting promise for salary gains in information technology (IT) and creative roles. There is a high demand for these professionals as companies focus on building and improving their digital communications and make investments in IT infrastructure.
“The pressure on salaries is being felt wherever there is competition for tech savvy talent,” stated Logan Knight, IT Recruiter at Redfish Technology. “We are seeing a trend of rising pay for top-notch IT talent extends across industries such as healthcare IT, social and mobile applications, and big data.” Read more »
May the Equity Packages Be Forever in Your Favor
By Joseph Walker.
Joanna Bradley, IT Sales & Marketing Recruitment Manager, was interviewed for this story on evaluating opportunities at start-ups. This article was originally published on the FINS (Wall Street Journal Digital Network) website.
You’ve decided to join a start-up. You’ve gone through a rigorous interview selection process and have been deemed worthy of joining a small band of brothers dedicated to nothing less than ringing the Nasdaq bell and becoming millionaires many times over. Read more »
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. Read more »
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