1,000 Strong: Senior Tech Sales and Engineering Pros Following Redfish Technology on LinkedIn

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1,000 Strong: Senior Tech Sales and Engineering Pros Following Redfish Technology on LinkedIn

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LinkedIn Follower Demographics by Function

LinkedIn Follower Demographics by Function

Redfish Technology – Nationwide Tech Recruiters – announces that it has surpassed 1,000 followers on the LinkedIn Company page. The bulk of those engaging with Redfish are sales and engineering senior-level, managers, or directors in IT and software sectors.

 

As the premiere online community for professionals to network, LinkedIn offers a robust follower community where professionals engage, referrals are made, valuable content is shared, and business leads are generated and relationships strengthened.

 

“Our LinkedIn Company Page provides weekly updates on our career opportunities and hiring priorities, as well as engaging with hiring managers on best practices in talent acquisition,” affirms Rob Reeves, President and CEO of Redfish Technology. “LinkedIn is the main place online where technology professionals can engage directly with our expert recruiters to get advice and information on trends.” Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – September 2013

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Hiring Season Begins with Tech Sector Recruiting Strong, Overall Jobs Numbers Waffling

 

August hiring was fast and furious, perhaps a prelude to the anticipated strong tech hiring season of Q4 to come. Hot industries included Gamification, e-Learning, Enterprise Systems & Network Management, Mobile Financial, and Cloud sectors. The hottest roles included Customer Success Engineer, Regional Director of Managed Services, Implementation Manager, Director of Systems Engineering, Senior Sales Executive, Senior Web Developer & Growth Hacker, and a huge jump in Customer Advocate Representative hiring.

 

The overall unemployment rate down a tenth of a percent to 7.3%, but slow growth in jobs and significant backward revision to the previous jobs totals. August saw only 169,000 jobs added while July’s revised increase came to only 104,000 (corrected downwards by 58,000!) and June’s revision came to 172,000 (down by 16,000).

 

Job growth was seen in sectors such as retail trade (up 44,000), health care (up 33,000), professional & business services (up 23,000), and food services & drinking places (up 21,000). There was growth in goods-producing jobs like manufacturing (up 14,000), and mining (up 3,000), construction was flat. Government jobs increased by 17,000. Decreases in the unemployment rate are likely the result of a decreased participation in the labor market.

 

 

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – August 2013

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July Overall Numbers Disappoint, but Tech Employment Strong

 

July hires recruited by Redfish Technology were predominantly in the Enterprise Software, Mobile and Social Technology Platforms, and New Advertising Technology sectors. The most frequent positions recruited for included Senior Product Manager, Product Manager, Quality Assurance Engineer, Software Engineer, and Web Services/Server Side Java Developer. Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – June 2013 Gathering Steam

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Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – June 2013

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Redfish’s main recruiting in May involved Quality Assurance, Systems and other Software Engineers, as well as Delivery Managers. The main tech sectors where we were busiest include Cloud/Grid Computing, Performance Management Software, Network Intelligence, and 3D Mapping Software.

Tech sectors are steaming along, and the competition to hire talent is on-going. There is also a shortage of qualified talent in sectors like health care, biotech and cleantech.

The wider economy appears to be gathering steam as well. Indications of the recovery include the U.S. economy growth at a 2.4%, brisk vehicle sales, and very important real estate gains. The jobs report Friday showed that payrolls rose 175,000 last month after a revised 149,000 increase in April that was smaller than first estimated (private payrolls rose 178,000 after gaining 157,000 in April); the unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent from 7.5 percent. Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – May 2013

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Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – May 2013

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Numbers are okay

 

Employment growth was up over last month, the economy grew 2.5%, unemployment numbers are down to 7.5%, so far so good, the big numbers are looking okay.

Dialing down, job growth was mostly driven in the professional and business services (+73,000), food services and drinking places (+38,000), retail trade (+29,000), and health care (+19,000) sectors.

In April, Redfish Technology’s main placement growth was in mobile video advertising, mobile financial services, mobile application tools, and enterprise content management.

In tech hot spots, such as Silicon Valley, there’s intense competition for tech talent; at the same time there is reluctance to change jobs by many in the sector. “Staffing firms in the technology space are definitely very active today,” said Scot Melland, chairman, CEO and president of Dice Holdings, “and they’re seeing their businesses do pretty well.”

CareerXroads did a source of hire survey recently that shows that as we pull out of the recession, the largest U.S employers report growing usage of retained and contingent recruiters, especially with the harder to fill roles. In 2005, reportedly 5.2% of jobs were filled by external recruiters, compared to 2.3% in 2009 and now at 3.1% in 2012.

The survey further reports that at 24.5% the biggest percentage of external hires comes from referrals; that is the lowest percentage since 2001. In 2011, the companies in the survey said 28% of their external hires were the result of referrals.

Redfish Technology Inc. Awarded First Place in the 2013 ‘Best Places to Work’

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Best Places To Work-2013 Evans, Butcher, Reeves & Clark Redfish Technology Inc. Awarded First Place in the 2013 ‘Best Places to Work’

 

Redfish Technology was awarded first place in ‘Best Places to Work in Idaho’ last night at the awards banquet held by the Idaho Business Review, the state’s preeminent business publication.

 

“We’re thrilled to be named number one Idaho’s Best Places Work,” says Rob Reeves President and CEO of Redfish Technology. “Cultivating a culture in which we are healthy and thrive personally, as well as contribute to the local community is among our firm’s greatest achievements. We are designed to attract, motivate and retain extraordinary people. This culture is surely one of the main reasons that we, and our clients, are so successful today.”

 

The recognition was given to the top ten businesses in each of three categories. Redfish Technology, a leading nationwide technology recruiting company, competed in the category of companies with 10-19 employees.

 

The Idaho’s Best Places to Work is awarded based on employee feedback and achieving excellence in company best practices in employee attraction and retention. Companies competed in three size categories and were measured by the employees in terms of Compensation and Benefits, Employee Growth and Development, Work-Life Balance, Workplace Environment, and Company Management. Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – April 2013

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Slow Spring It Would Seem

 

In March, Redfish Technology hit its 20,000th job order and reported high tech has been especially hot in the e-learning, software-as-a-service, cloud, disruptive software and gamification sectors.

 

The development side of hiring has been predominantly for product managers, quality assurance and delivery managers, and on the sales and sales support side for managed services, account executives, and client services engineers. Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – March 2013

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While sequester is dampening employment, the technology sector sizzles on!

 

It’s not a great moment to be working for the government, but the private technology sector is sizzling. The coals are hot in disruptive software, digital media, mobile content distribution, HD internet and satellite technologies. Product Management, Development Operations, and Quality Assurance were the hottest hires recruited by Redfish Technology last month.

 

Mirroring Redfish’s pipeline, employers in the Silicon Valley area plan to increase hiring through the second quarter of the year, according to the latest economic survey by the West Valley Staffing Group. The survey includes hiring managers from industries such as tech, manufacturing, electronics, finance, semiconductor, medical, aerospace and alternative energy. Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News: Contingent Recruiter Confidence Growing; Jobs Report Good Not Great

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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 »