Survey Says … North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report from Bullhorn

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Survey Says Three-Quarters ..

For the fourth consecutive year, Bullhorn has conducted its Staffing and Recruiting Trends survey. As a recruiting software editor and service provider for fourteen years, Bullhorn works daily with the external and internal recruiters providing the staffing for fast-growing start-ups up through the world’s largest employment brands. The latest survey completed in the December of 2013 polled 1,337 agency recruiting professionals and serves up interesting reading for staffing aficionados. 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).

Redfish Technology Recruiters Rock ‘n’ Roll the Vegas Marathons

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Redfish Technology Recruiters Rock ‘n’ Roll the Vegas MarathonsRedfish in Vegas

 

On November 17, 2013 Vegas trembled with the pounding feet of a school of Redfish Technology recruiters: Five Redfish participated in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series events. Redfish recruiters rock high tech recruiting nationwide when not engaging in physical challenges.

 

Logan Knight & Leah O'Flynn

Logan Knight & Leah O’Flynn

Coursing down the strip and by the famous sites, the Redfish ran through a city they previously had seen little of in the light of day. Live, local bands serenaded the racers and cheer squads lining the course propelled them toward the finish, where medals, swag, and entertainment awaited the fleet footed fish.

 

“I rocked Vegas,” revealed Leah O’Flynn. Having successfully run the Sun Valley Half Marathon, Leah had set a new goal of running a full marathon in Vegas. “Each time I run, it is the farthest I’ve ever run in my life. – It’s always a new record.”

 

Logan Knight

Logan Knight

Logan Knight was winner of “The Run Off” held earlier this year, a race from the city of Hailey to the city Bellevue, finishing at Mahoney’s Bar & Grill for festivities. “I decided I had better up my training for the half marathon,” reported Logan. He has been playing basketball, “I attribute my awesome race time to the hoops I shot the night before.”

 

Heidi Clark & Rob Reeves

Heidi Clark & Rob Reeves

“We did it for humanity and free beer,” stated Rob Reeves, CEO at Redfish Technology. Rob had been on a strict diet and training regime for months and was ready for a beer. “But seriously was the beer free?”

 

“This was all about sacrifice and discipline,” voiced Heidi Clark, a veteran Race to Robie Creek runner. “Coincidentlay the same two virtues needed to stay and shop at the Bellagio, and I’d do it again. After all it was just a ‘half’ marathon.”

 

Jon Piggins, had been carb loading for the last four months, preparing to survive the half marathon. “I’m not sure how this happened but I somehow got my arm twisted and wow, now it’s all twisted. But it was a great experience, a new achievement for sure!”

Jon Piggins & Chewbacca

Jon Piggins & Chewbacca

 

 

 

Full Marathon Results
OvrPl Bib Name City, State Time
1067 18075 Leah O’Flynn Ketchum, ID 4:15:04
Half Marathon Results
OvrPl Bib Name City, State Time
1501 12714 Heidi Reeves Hailey, ID 1:51:43
2968 12715 Rob Reeves Hailey, ID 1:59:43
3967 19831 Logan Knigh Hailey, ID 2:04:15
15259 28290 Jon Piggins Hailey, ID 2:52:30

 

Redfish Technology is a high-energy, professional group of expert headhunters. In addition to looking for fun challenges on the golf course and down the Vegas strip, and whenever the occasion arises, the Redfish recruiters also provide talent acquisition and hiring advice, as well as career and job search guidance. Check the Redfish blogs for weekly articles on tech trends, talent acquisition, career building, and recruiting news.

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About Redfish Technology – www.redfishtech.com

 

Nationwide High Tech professional and executive search firm, Redfish Technology provides full service recruiting, partnering with leading organizations to win the tech talent war. Redfish has been recognized in the Forbes “2011 Investment Guide” as a top recruiter out of more than 7,500 executive search firms and staffing agencies, and was awarded #1 in the Best Places to Work in Idaho contest in 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

15 Tips for Clean/Green Tech Accelerator Success

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Kachan - Cleantech Analysis and Consulting

Kachan – Cleantech Analysis and Consulting

15 Tips for Clean/Green Tech Accelerator Success

Clean Tech Trends

By Dallas Kachan

Previously managing director of the Cleantech Group, Dallas Kachan is now managing partner of Kachan & Co., a cleantech research and advisory firm that publishes research on clean technology companies and future trends.

 

Business incubators, also called accelerators, are designed to support the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services. Dedicated to startup and early-stage companies, technology incubators in particular have been the spring boards for the bleeding edge Silicon Valley companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Logitech, Intuit, Sun Microsystems, and PayPal. Read more »

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – August 2013

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Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – August 2013staffing, recruiting, employment news image

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

Gathering Steamstaffing, recruiting, employment news image

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.

Hot Tech Salary and Trend Highlights

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Hot Tech Salary and Trend Highlights

Choice Salary Tech Ranges - Info from Robert Half 2013 Technology Salary Guide

Choice Salary Tech Ranges – Info from Robert Half 2013 Technology Salary Guide

from the Robert Half 2013 Technology Salary Guide

 

“Money may not be all IT employees consider when choosing to join or stay with your firm, but it’s certainly one of their key benchmarks.”

Attracting and retaining top tech talent requires a concerted plan. To attract the best and brightest, companies must be dynamic and growing, and must provide a work environment and benefits that motivate employees.

A lot of leading edge tech companies offer gyms, free healthy lunches, child care, transportation, flextime, work from home, and professional development opportunities in addition to good health insurance, 401Ks, and options. As the market improves, the competition over top talent only becomes more acute. Whether actively looking for new opportunities or not, top talent is being pitched on a consistent basis. In addition to these perks and benefits, your employees are shopping salaries. Read more »

Redfish Technology Inc. Honored on 2013 ‘Best Places to Work’ List

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Top Ten Best Places to Work

Top Ten Best Places to Work

Redfish Technology Inc. Honored on 2013 ‘Best Places to Work’ List

Redfish Technology was named among the “Best Places to Work” in Idaho. Winners are companies that reflect exceptional performance in the areas of Compensation and Benefits, Employee Growth and Development, Work-Life Balance, Workplace Environment, and Company Management.

 

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