Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – June 2014

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‘Steady to Stronger’ Hiring Overallstaffing, recruiting, employment news image

 

 

May tech recruiting revolved around Website Analytics, Wearable Health Technology, Mobile Apps, Cloud Enterprise Collaboration and Cloud Computing. The most hired positions included Data Scientist, Firmware Engineer, Server/Backend Developer, Business Analyst and Product Manager with focus on Content Organization & Discovery.

 

The jobs report showed a rise of 217,000 in May with the unemployment rate remaining unchanged at 6.3%. The jobs market saw an increase in hiring in professional and business services, health care and social assistance, food services, and transportation and warehousing sectors. Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – May 2014

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staffing, recruiting, employment news image96,000 jobs added in Professional and Business Services, Management, & Computer Systems Design

 

April tech placements were primarily in B2B Big Data, Disruptive Software, ePayment, Enterprise Platforms, Cloud Collaboration, and Wearable Health Technology sectors. Recruiting activity was hottest for Alliance Managers, Mobile and Content Product Managers, Senior Software, Firmware and Full Stack Software Engineers, and Senior Web Developers.

 

The jobs report showed a gain of 288,000 jobs, much better than the 212,000 analysts predicted. Those gains were spread throughout various sectors Read more »

Why Employers Should Include a 48-Hour Expiration Date in an Offer Letter – By Meredith Dean, Executive Recruiter, IT Division

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Why Employers Should Include a 48-Hour Expiration Date in an Offer Letter

By Meredith Dean, Executive Recruiter, IT Division

Meredith Dean, IT Recruiter

The whole point of any hiring process is to fill a current hiring need. The hiring process isn’t done until it’s done. That means getting the offer letter signed and assuring that the candidate arrives at the new employer on the appointed day.

 

So as soon as the ideal candidate is identified: make the offer, manage the variables, and minimize the risks to successfully hiring him/her. Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – April 2014

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“Overall Modest but Durable Recovery”

 

March tech placements rose sharply. Industries with the most movement spanned: Healthcare Education, 3D Modeling, Mobile Apps, Disruptive Social Platform, Cloud, SaaS, Network Intelligence, and IT Agility Applications.

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The roles most heavily recruited for last month were: Account Executive, Senior Account Executive, Alliances Manager, Software Solution Engineer, Implementation Engineer, ASP.Net Engineer, Server/Backend Developer, Full Stack Java Lead Engineer, and Android Developer. Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – March 2014

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Better than Expected

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Redfish Technology had an amazing February, placements were primarily in ePayments,  Cloud, SaaS, Compliance Monitoring, Customer Optimization Services, Digital Media Solutions, and Mobile Apps. New job orders have spanned every aspect of mobile (Mobile Security, Mobile Apps, Mobile Wallet,…). The most highly placed roles were CTO, Account Executives, Product Marketing Manager, Software Developers, Quality Assurance Engineers, and a Project Manager.

 

The general economy’s jobs creation was not gang busters but did come in better than expected. Severe winter weather in much of the country may have snowed in the jobs numbers. The U.S. Economy added 175,000 jobs last month – much better than December and January, yet down from last year’s average of 189,000 per month.

 

Silicon Valley companies plan to increase hiring this year according to a closely watched survey released Wednesday by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Fifty-nine percent of employers said they anticipated adding jobs in the Silicon Valley this year, up from 46 percent with those intentions at the beginning of last year. Expected cutbacks went down from 14 percent last year to 4 percent this year in the CEO survey. “The CEO survey shows that the strength of the tech sector means the direction of our economy is going up and to the right,” said Carl Guardino, president of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. “High tech, biotech, med tech, cleantech, financial services are doing well.”

 

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Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – January 2014

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Tech remains strong, “substantial” hiring anticipated.staffing, recruiting, employment news image

 

December placements by Redfish Technology were heavily weighted in the Mobile Video Advertising, Disruptive Social Platform, Customer Optimization Services, and Cloud / SaaS sectors.  The positions most heavily recruited and hired at the end of the year were Full Stack Java Lead Engineer, Senior Java Engineer, Java / Software Developer, SDK Product Manager, and Senior Pre-Sales Solution Consultant.

 

Tech hiring was hot in December despite the holidays shortening the time available for hiring managers. According to the year-end Dice survey, technology employment is strong and will be off to a great start in 2014. The Dice survey includes nearly 900 tech-focused hiring managers and recruiters. Read more »

Crafting a Good Job Description (Or How do I Write a Job Description that Will Hook the Talent I Want?)

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Crafting a Good Job Description

Or How do I Write a Job Description that Will Hook the Talent I Want?

By John Stevens, Executive Recruiter, High Tech

John Stevens, Tech Recruiter

John Stevens, Tech Recruiter

 

Start your hiring process correctly. Craft a good job description: One that will maximize the number of the right prospective candidates and minimize those who aren’t the right fit. The objectives of the job description are to first have it found, and read! And next, to motivate the ideal candidate to contact you, and hopefully discourage those who you aren’t searching for. Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – December 2013

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Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – December 2013

November’s Business Floating in the Cloud!staffing, recruiting, employment news image

 

Redfish Technology, Nationwide High Tech Recruiters, placed sales professionals and software developers in cloud related sectors in the month of November. With Virtual Testing, Data Sync, Hosting, and SaaS Migration showing the most hiring activity.

 

According to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions industry, IT employment grew for the 26th consecutive month. In fact, on a year-over-year basis, IT employment grew by 5.53% since October 2012 adding 236,200 IT workers.  Engineering jobs also grew again in October, adding 36,600 engineering workers on a year-over-year basis since October 2012 (+1.50%).

 

The latest Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia forecast shows little change for the U.S. economy outlook. Real GDP is expected to grow at an annual rate of 1.8 percent this quarter, down from the previous estimate of 2.2 percent. Looking ahead to next three quarters, the Federal Reserve anticipates 2.1% average GDP growth.

 

The Jobs Report showed that private payrolls increased by 196,000 (beating expectations of 173,000). This follows gains of 214,000 in October. The unemployment rate dropped to 7.0 percent from 7.3 percent in October (also better than expected). Growing sectors included the goods-producing jobs (+44,000), professional and business services (+35,000), retail trade (+22,000), manufacturing (+27,000), and construction (+17,000).