Things to Know Before Reviewing Your First Resume
By Shannon Tinker
Hallelujah! You’ve been given the green light to add employees to your team and not a moment too soon. Your team has been in the trenches since the economy’s infamous downturn and despite your efforts, your hiring budget has remained nonexistent. Your new hiring breakthrough is exciting and it’s tempting to start the candidate search ASAP. Evaluating some key elements before jumping into the candidate pool with both feet can ensure a successful search, and minimize the level of frustration for you and your team. Read more »
Jobless Recovery: Human Capital Utilization
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 »
Putting the “Human” in Social Media…the Increased Importance of Good Recruiting
by Shannon Tinker
Social networking and recruiting has expanded beyond our wildest dreams and offers a gazillion (roughly) free ways to connect with people. If predictions are accurate, we can expect 50% of web marketing and sales to attribute their growth to a social presence by 2015. Considering the number of free resources, it’s natural to question the need for recruiters and recruiting agencies altogether. How do you quantify recruiting and justify recruiting costs, when most everyone is visible to the googling public? Has technology and the Internet posed a threat to the recruiting world, as we know it? Or, has it made professional recruiters more valuable than ever? Read more »
The Great Balancing Act
By Rob Reeves, President/CEO Redfish Technology
Work-life balance is something we at Redfish have always taken seriously. Part of the reason is because I personally have fallen completely out of balance in this arena.
Off the deep end
My recruiting adventure started Read more »
Happy Holidays and New Year!
Redfish wishes you and yours a happy, healthy holiday full of good times and restorative repose. As we close out 2010 at double last year’s production, we truly hope that the recovery is gaining a strong foothold for everyone.
We are committed to our client’s future and look forward to continuing the many meaningful partnerships we have in place, as well as building new ones. Prospects are looking up for many in our sector, and there are a lot of exciting challenges and opportunities ahead.
Our New Year’s Resolution for 2011 is to continue to fulfill our mission of providing the most progressive recruiting service in partnership with our clients; upholding the highest standards of honesty, integrity, excellence, and performance; and having a productive and enjoyable year.
We wish you the very best throughout the holiday season – talk to you soon!
Priority Job Opportunities in High Tech from Redfish Technology
Priority Tech Jobs from Redfish Technology. Recruiting for VP, Engineers, Managers for Data Center and Storage and Disaster Security; Engineers, Sales Directors, Account Executives in Social Media Analytics, Targeted Advertising, Online Marketing, Digital Media; Software Developers for Mobile Apps; Channel Sales in 3D Modeling; Strategic Account Managers, Account Executives in SaaS, Unified Communications, Workforce Optimization; Engineers in VOIP & Wireless. Read more »
Holiday Rush – The Yearend is Busy!
By Joanna Edwards, Executive Recruiter, High Tech Sales & Marketing Division Manager
As I write this, a beautiful snowfall blankets Sun Valley, Christmas music is playing and eighteen resumes were in my inbox prior to 6am MST. It can only mean one thing: yearend is approaching. We are just weeks away from January 1st and in the world of recruiting it is typically our busiest time of year for a multitude of reasons.
First, many companies and/or hiring managers have a specific number of open roles they must fill prior to EOY, or they lose the open requisitions, or worse their MBO or an equivalent monetary sum. Read more »
Make Your Offer Bullet-Proof; Close the Candidate from the Get-Go
The cost of hiring is significant. It starts with the effort undertaken by the hiring manager, HR and participating staff. Much time is invested from studying the department’s need and formulating the requirements, to advertising, recruiting and interviewing. Once you find the right candidate, you are almost there. But it’s not over yet.
Despite the high unemployment rate, it is not a slam dunk. Many good candidates are receiving multiple offers, and many applicants are still employed and need to be certain that your company is the right move for them at this time. You need to sell the company and the opportunity. You need to close the candidate. Read more »
Employee Engagement and the New Deal
Whether or not this is indeed a watershed moment as the 2010 Global Workforce Study (GWS) by Towers Watson posits, clearly Employee Engagement is of paramount importance to the success of your business.
Top companies recognize that employee engagement is a key force behind success. Employee engagement impacts every aspect of how satisfied the customers are, how smoothly suppliers are involved into the production of the company’s good or service, how efficiently tactical plans are carried out, how consciously quality and improvement are integrated into the company’s practices, and bottom-line: how profitably a company performs. Think of employee engagement as the equivalent of customer loyalty. Read more »
IT Staffing Issues Affecting Deployment of Emerging Technology
By Robert Teal, CCP, CBP
There is growing evidence that shortages in qualified IT staffs are impairing the ability of some organizations to implement new and emerging technologies and thus hamper growth and productivity.
In the July 13, 2010 edition of CIO Update, interviews conducted by the Robert Half Technology firm found that 64% of corporate CIO’s surveyed indicated that shortfalls in IT staff levels affected their organizations’ abilities to deploy “innovative or emerging technologies.” Read more »