The Four Generations of the Workforce

Filed under: Human Resources / Capital

Workforce Generations Working Together

There are many reasons to contemplate the various generations that make up the current workforce: Managing employee retention, designing reward and compensation packages, leveraging the talents and perspectives of all employees, effective training and continued education, creating an awesome work culture, maintaining institutional knowledge…

 

Here are a few descriptions of the current workforce generations and (below) various resources for articles and studies. Read more »

How Do I Out-Compete My Rivals for the Best Talent? By Rob Reeves, CEO, President Redfish Technology, Nationwide High Tech Recruiters

Filed under: Best Practices, Employer, Hiring Strategies, Recruiter / Recruiting, Redfish Speaks, Talent Acquisition

How Do I Out-Compete My Rivals for the Best Talent?

Rob Reeves, CEO, Tech Recruiter

Rob Reeves, CEO, Tech Recruiter

Recruiting Outside the Box

By Rob Reeves, CEO, President Redfish Technology, Nationwide High Tech Recruiters

 

Companies compete to give customers what they want.

 

By now the strategy of giving your customers what they want is ubiquitous, the days of getting any color car as long as it is black are long gone. Those companies that can give customers the best widget at the best price the most quickly via the delivery method of their choice wins the day. Many a company has dwindled and died for lack of ability to tune into the customers’ desires. Many an underdog identified a niche opportunity to meet an unmet need in the marketplace and running with it secured a leadership role in the industry. Read more »

Hiring Trends – Tech Needs Talent!

Filed under: High Tech / IT / Software, Industry Info, Tech Trends

Hiring Trends Silicon Valley Bank

Hiring Trends – StartUps Silicon Valley Bank

Tech Needs Talent!

Clean Tech and High Tech Trends

Eighty seven percent of technology startups plan to hire new employees in 2013, which is great news for tech talent. But it means competition for companies trying to attract and retain excellent human capital.

 

A new report by Silicon Valley Bank shows that in the US, hiring by technology, life science and cleantech companies is up 14% from four years ago when the annual survey began. Software companies plan to do the most hiring, with 90% planning to increase the size of their workforces this year. Read more »

Resolve to Hire the Best Talent in 2013!

Filed under: Best Practices, Employer, Hiring Strategies, Human Resources / Capital, Recruiter / Recruiting, Redfish Speaks, Talent Acquisition

Resolve to Hire the Best Talent in 2013!

Hiring Advice  from the Experts at Redfish Technology

The Redfish Recruiters

Human capital, the most important asset of most companies, comprises the totality of competencies, knowledge, social and personality attributes, and creativity, embodied in the employees’ ability to perform labor so as to produce economic value.

 

Recruiting the right talent to advance your company’s mission and goals requires finding the right fit for these myriad of considerations. As the demand for leading talent continues to increase, there is more competition over top talent. Companies that are winning at attracting and on boarding the best talent are those who survive and thrive.

 

The recruiters at Redfish are in the trenches everyday with hiring managers and their teams, and with passive and active candidates, putting together winning combinations. Based on their in-depth experience building out teams, here are their suggestions for hiring managers in 2013.

The Top Resolutions every hiring manager should make in order to hire the best talent!

 

“Identify 6 to 10 traits you’re looking for in a candidate and then narrow it down to 4 “must haves”.  Read more »

Prioritizing Human Capital, By James Kim

Filed under: Human Resources / Capital, Talent Retention

Prioritizing Human Capital

By James Kim

Despite the importance of the small business employee in a company and the American economy in general, the study and a strategic awareness of human capital has been neglected in many business services. However human capital management (HCM) should be a priority for companies. 

Recruitment

  • Build a presence: Create a website that communicates company goals and ideals and always update your website’s content. The first place a prospective employee is going to look when applying is your website.  Read more »

Jobless Recovery: Human Capital Utilization

Filed under: Human Resources / Capital, Recruiter / Recruiting, Talent Retention

Jobless Recovery: Human Capital Utilization

Robert Teal, CCP, CBP

Robert Teal

By Robert Teal, CCP, CBP

 

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 »

Should Your Company Go Virtual? – Here’s a Great Article from Inc. Magazine

Filed under: Employer, Human Resources / Capital

34 million Americans are working from home at least part time. Virtual companies are deriving many advantages, and face new issues, when going virtual. Advantages include infrastructure cost savings and the ability to draw from a larger talent pool; challenges include client perception.

The article The Case, and the Plan, for the Virtual Company: How smart entrepreneurs are finding money and happiness in an office-free life by Max Chafkin, Inc.’s senior writer, discusses Inc. Magazine’s experiment in going virtual and various issues to consider. Read more »

Is now the right time to hire?

Filed under: Employer, Human Resources / Capital, Recruiter / Recruiting, Training

Is now the right time to hire? from the Redfish Build Your Top Team Newsletter, April 2010

Hiring Projections 2010

According to a survey by CareerBuilders, twenty percent of employers anticipate increasing fulltime, permanent employers, which is up 14% over 2009. Positive economic indicators include the decrease in the jobs lost each month over the last several months.  The main industries to be effected by the planned hiring increase are information technology, manufacturing, health care, transportation, financial services, professional and business services, and sales. While companies continue to watch their expenses, there are salary increases planned for existing staff according to the survey. However, the 2010 Salary Guide by Robert Half reports a small decline in the base compensation for many IT positions is slightly declining by an average of 1.3 percent next year. Read more »

Do you have the right employees to take advantage of the coming boom?

Filed under: Employer, Hiring Strategies, Human Resources / Capital, Recruiter / Recruiting

Do you have the right employees to take advantage of the coming boom?

– by Barry Shamis

Good market. Bad market. Nothing has changed. It still remains that the only sustainable competitive advantage is the quality of your people.

No one knows when the current market problems will take a turn for the better. But, only a complete cynic believes that it won’t. Read more »

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Filed under: Best Practices, Candidate / Job Seeker, Career Building, Employer, Hiring Strategies, Human Resources / Capital, Recruiter / Recruiting

 

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