Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – March 2015

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Torrential Hiring in the Cloud

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A torrent of hiring last month in Cloud sectors such as Cloud Hosting, Enterprise Cloud Security, and Cloud Video Conferencing. The main roles placed were Senior Web Developer, Linux Technical Support, Senior Director Product Marketing Manager and Account Executives.

The Brookings Institute reports that the nation’s advanced industries (tech sector) have led the post-recession employment recovery, playing a major role in the US economy. As of 2013, the top tech sectors employed 12.3 million workers in the US, which is approximately 9% of total US employment but Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – February 2015

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2015 Hiring Strong, But Top Priorities Often the Hardest to Recruit For

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The year has started strong with hiring for Sales Reps, Account Executive, Sales Specialist Leads Generation, Partner Development Manager, Senior Android Engineer, and Senior Web Developers. The most action was in the Cloud Hosting, eLearning, EdTech, K-12 Websites, and Mobile Application sectors.

 

Dice’s January hiring report affirms that tech professionals are in high demand and are enjoying a market in which they can be very selective about the opportunities they pursue and they have the power to negotiate. Hardly coincidental, companies are finding it hardest to recruit their top choices to their top hiring priority positions. Dice’s toughest to fill positions are: Software Developer/Engineers, Java professionals, .NET engineers, Security, and Sales roles.

 

Low unemployment rates and in high demand, tech professionals not only have the power to negotiate Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – January 2015

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Best Job Numbers in 15 Years! Tech Recruiting Projections Breaking Records

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The year finished up with a bang! BLS December employment news show that 252,000 were added – the strongest job growth in 15 years. These employment gains occurred in professional and business services (+52,000), construction (+48,000), food services and drinking places (+44,000), administrative and waste services (+35,000), health care (+34,000), manufacturing (+17,000), and computer systems design and related services (+9,000), according to the BLS report.

 

In Redfish tech recruiting news, there is increased hiring in the sectors of: Software, Security Industry, Data As A Service, Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – December 2014

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Tech Hiring Setting a Record, Overall Job Creation Big Too

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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 Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – November 2014

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Spooky Strong Hiring in October

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Sales hiring was spooky strong in October, we placed a number of positions such as Director of Sales, Sales Executive, and Account Executive this last month. Other hiring included technical professionals including the positions of Senior Embedded Firmware Engineer and Linux Technical Support. The hottest tech sector hiring was in Fitness Diagnostic Technology, Network Security, Web CRM Software, eLearning, and Cloud Hosting.

 

Dice reported on the big tech layoffs this quarter at Cisco and Microsoft Research Silicon Valley but noted that recruiters are busier than ever. Mergers and acquisitions abound, and companies are growing – Google has grown by 7,000 employees over the last year. The unemployment rate for all categories last month came in at 5.8 percent, but tech professionals are nearly half that at 3% in October.

 

The BLS jobs report showed an additional 214,000 in October, which continues an upward trend with an average monthly gain of 222,000 over the last 12 months. The sectors with the most growth include: food services and drinking places, retail trade, and health care. Professional and business services added 37,000 jobs, computer systems design and related services increased by 7,000. August and September job numbers were revised upward by 31,000 more than previously reported.

 

The ADP National Employment Report counted 230,000 new jobs last month. Carlos Rodriguez, president and chief executive officer of ADP stated that “Employment continues to trend upward as we begin the last quarter of 2014, driven mostly by small to mid-sized companies. October’s job growth is the highest since June and the second highest gain of 2014.”

 

Reuters reported that U.S. consumer sentiment rose in October to its highest level in over seven years; the rise is attributed to growing optimism about the economy and more favorable personal financial expectations. According to a recent survey “Overall, five years after the start of the recovery, consumers have finally begun to adopt the expectations and behaviors that have driven past expansions,” reported survey director Richard Curtin.

 

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Rebounds. Says Lynn Franco, Director of Economic Indicators at The Conference Board: “Consumer confidence, which had declined in September, rebounded in October. A more favorable assessment of the current job market and business conditions contributed to the improvement in consumers’ view of the present situation. Looking ahead, consumers have regained confidence in the short-term outlook for the economy and labor market, and are more optimistic about their future earnings potential.”

 

Redfish Technology Recruiting Candidate Satisfaction Survey Results

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

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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? Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – October 2014

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The Rise of Fall Employment Numbers

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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. Read more »

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 Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – August 2014

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In July recruiting and hiring activity revolved around senior roles: Senior Account Executives, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Technical Marketing Manager, DevOps, and Senior QA Engineers. The primary hiring occurred by companies focused on Semantic Intelligence Software, AdTech Platform, Customer Loyalty/Retention Technology, Game Development Technology, and CRM for Google Apps.

The American economy revved up the second quarter with GDP hitting a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.0%, according to the Department of Commerce. Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – July 2014

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No slack here at Redfish Technology!

June recruiting covered a lot of high tech territory with hiring in Customer Loyalty Software Technology, Semantic Intelligence Software, ePayment Stealth Mode Startup, Social Music Connection Platform, and Mobile Applications sectors. The hottest roles hired for included: Project Manager, Senior Account Executive, Senior Database Administrator, Data Team Manager, and Senior DevOps Engineer. Read more »