It’s Not “What” You Know, But “Who” You Know!

As I review open jobs in this tough economy, they seem to be more specialized and require narrower experience and education, making identifying and hiring qualified talent even more difficult. As part of a Talent Acquisition team, Human resource Department or Staffing Firm, we recruiters need to start doing a better job of leveraging our…

Online Jobs Ads Increase In Healthcare and Technical Positions

Online advertising for vacancies in Health Care and Technical occupations were the only bright spots in an otherwise disappointing job climate, according to information released by the Conference Board for the month of August. Overall, 2011 is advertised job vacancies fell by 163,900 from July to August, 2011. This drop followed a previous decline of…

SHRM Report Indicates Increased Recruiting Difficulty

According to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment®, (LINE®), the challenges facing employment and recruiting are increasing. In September, the hiring rate is expected to decline -9.6% in manufacturing and -15.3% in the service sector.  This will contribute to the recruiting difficulty. In August, the index for recruiting difficulty…