Secrets to Impressing your Recruiter and Landing the Job
Whether you are applying directly to a company or working with an independent search firm, you need to impress the recruiter! The recruiter is likely your first point of contact, you need to impress them and do your part to streamline the process.
How? Read more »
Overcoming Relocation Hurdles in Talent Acquisition and Retention
By Greg Schreiner, Executive Recruiter, Clean Tech Talent Manager
Despite the high rate of unemployment, finding the right talent remains an issue. A recent survey by Robert Half reported that just over half the executives reported that it is difficult to find skilled professional talent currently.
When finding the right talent locally doesn’t pan out, relocation is often the only alternative. And while relocation adds to the human resources expense, the majority of firms recognize the importance of this component in attracting the talent they want. The 2010 Atlas Van Lines Corporate Relocation Survey reports that 67% of companies offered incentives to encourage relocations in 2010. Financial and other incentives can overcome the hurdles to relocation. Read more »
Staffing & Employment News
Gloom and confidence, contradictory predictions on hiring and profits
Gloomy employment report numbers a surprise
The Employment Report for June has been called “moribund” and “abysmal”. On the eve of the report however, ADP predicted month-to-month strength in private payroll data, estimating a 157,000 gain. Other analysts also predicted better gains, projecting 125,000 in June. Instead, the BLS reported private payrolls at 75,000 and overall nonfarm payrolls at 18,000 due to declines in government sector employment (39,000 in June, 48,000 in May).
Confidence down despite projected rise in profits
The Conference Board measure of CEO Confidence dipped in the second quarter to 55, after rising in Q1 to 67. Lynn Franco, Director of The Conference Board Consumer Research Center said: “CEO confidence cooled considerably in the second quarter, a reflection of a sluggish U.S. economy. Looking ahead, expectations are that this slow pace of economic growth will continue. Regarding the outlook for profits over the next 12 months, the news was a bit more favorable, with about 70 % of CEOs anticipating profit increases.” Read more »
Redfish Technology Hires San Francisco Development Director to Expand SF Business, Nationwide Partnerships
Redfish Technology, Inc. announced today the hiring of Andy Nacsin as Director
of Development. Mr. Nacsin is a veteran executive recruiter, with extensive ties in the high tech sector across the nation. “We are excited to be working with Andy again. He has valuable relationships, and an incredible ability to build and manage partnerships, both of which will be leveraged in his new role as Director of Development,” said Rob Reeves, CEO/President of Redfish Technology. “Hiring Andy into this role is part of our commitment to greater participation and partnerships in the High Tech sectors, and reflective of the volume and importance of our business in the Bay Area”. Read more »
Jobless Recovery: Human Capital Utilization
For some time now, indications are that the current economic recovery, which is slowly taking place, will be a “jobless” recovery. By that it is meant that jobs lost in the downturn will not reappear or will reappear in significantly less numbers than prior to the recession. If this is the case, the recession of 2009 will be the third such jobless recovery since 1990. The first and second jobless recoveries occurred in 1991 and 2001 respectively. Prior to 1991 recession-recovery cycles resulted in as many jobs being created as were lost and in some case, excess jobs were produced. According to The Economist online, the current recovery is following the same path that the prior jobless recoveries of 1991 and 2001 took: a permanent loss of jobs.
To be perfectly clear, it is not the role of private business to create jobs. Jobs are created in the business sector only when a valid business need requires to be fulfilled. Read more »
Putting the “Human” in Social Media…the Increased Importance of Good Recruiting
by Shannon Tinker
Social networking and recruiting has expanded beyond our wildest dreams and offers a gazillion (roughly) free ways to connect with people. If predictions are accurate, we can expect 50% of web marketing and sales to attribute their growth to a social presence by 2015. Considering the number of free resources, it’s natural to question the need for recruiters and recruiting agencies altogether. How do you quantify recruiting and justify recruiting costs, when most everyone is visible to the googling public? Has technology and the Internet posed a threat to the recruiting world, as we know it? Or, has it made professional recruiters more valuable than ever? Read more »
Happy Holidays and New Year!
Redfish wishes you and yours a happy, healthy holiday full of good times and restorative repose. As we close out 2010 at double last year’s production, we truly hope that the recovery is gaining a strong foothold for everyone.
We are committed to our client’s future and look forward to continuing the many meaningful partnerships we have in place, as well as building new ones. Prospects are looking up for many in our sector, and there are a lot of exciting challenges and opportunities ahead.
Our New Year’s Resolution for 2011 is to continue to fulfill our mission of providing the most progressive recruiting service in partnership with our clients; upholding the highest standards of honesty, integrity, excellence, and performance; and having a productive and enjoyable year.
We wish you the very best throughout the holiday season – talk to you soon!
Executive Search Business Booming!
Firms are Recruiting for Top Positions.
Approximately 20% of executive jobs in the U.S. that pay over $150,000 annually at the largest 1,000 companies are filled by executive search firms. According to recent reports by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) the Executive Search Business has shown strong activity in 2010, with a 32% increase in revenues and an 18% increase in new searches. Read more »
Job Seeker Preferences
Simply Hired, Inc. published their “Today’s Job Seeker Report – 2010 Edition, A survey of job seeker behaviors and motivations”. The report is based on over 75 user polls conducted on their website; this is what the job seekers said:
Tech-Savvy & Social Job Seekers
Internet is the number one channel for job search, with 86% of job seekers looking for jobs online. Social media is also a vital tool for today’s job seeker—32% find jobs through networking which is moving online, with LinkedIn (45%) and Facebook (24%) considered the most effective social networks for job search.
Passion for Work
Although jobs are currently hard to come by, the main career goal in 2010 for 83% of job seekers was to find a job they love and not “just a job.” Read more »
When is the Best Time to Look for a New Job?
By Beth Cliff, Executive Recruiter, High Tech Engineering Talent Manager
The old adage follows that the best time to look for a job is when you already have one. While this may still hold true, the reality of today’s economic climate dictates that many excellent candidates are finding themselves unemployed and in the midst of a job search. There are pros and cons to both classifications of candidates – those who are employed and those who are not, when it comes to identifying your next career opportunity. What I have found over the years as a Recruiter is that no matter what your motivation for seeking a new opportunity, preparation and attitude are key. Read more »