Category: Staffing

Why Use a Temp Agency for High-Level Employees?

by wpengine on December 30, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce

 

When employers look to temporary agencies to help search for talent, they are commonly filling short-term assignments or roles that do not require an expanded skill set. However, it is often overlooked that temp agencies can also help fill temporary positions needed for higher-level and more specific roles. We spoke to our recruiters and compiled a list […]

The War on Talent: Tempting the Temp

by wpengine on December 2, 2014 in Culture, Staffing, Workforce

 

In recent blogs, we discussed both the War on Talent and How to Attract & Engage Contingent Workers and shared how now more than ever, staffing firms and employers need to appeal to qualified candidates. The way in which you market your brand, as well as your clients brand, can either make or break your […]

How Can You Attract & Engage Contingent Workers?

by wpengine on November 4, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce

 

In a previous blog, we discussed the war on talent and how it affects both employers and employees. With contingent work on the rise, how can employers attract and engage temps to ensure the best experience possible on both sides? With more open jobs than there are workers, it’s important to market your company and […]

What is The “War for Talent”?

by wpengine on October 21, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce

 

The phrase “war for talent” has been used extensively lately in the staffing industry—what does it mean and how does it affect both employers and employees? Well, for starters, this concept illustrates the shift from the employer to the contingent worker. In the past, staffing industries used to hard sell their services to buyers and […]

IT Skill Sets Top Hard-to-fill Recruiting Challenges

by wpengine on July 8, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce

 

What skill sets are you having the most difficulty recruiting? Staffing Industry Analysts conducted a survey to find out and discovered that IT tops the list for hard-to-fill recruiting challenges. This comes as no surprise to our resident IT staffing guru, Zach Werde. Here’s what SIA found: “Across all occupational categories, the skills most-frequently cited […]

To What Degree Does a Higher Degree Matter in Your Job Search?

by wpengine on July 1, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce

 

Most job descriptions include a requirements section, and in them you are likely to find a minimum education requirement. We have heard a lot of talk post recession about the war for talent. Many college graduates went back to school because they felt there wasn’t room for them in the job market. However reports show […]

What is the Contingent Workforce?

by wpengine on June 10, 2014 in News, Staffing, Workforce

 

US temp jobs rise in May, yet again. Each month, the number of temporary professionals in the workforce has been increasing and reaching new all-time highs. When the BLS released the employment numbers last week, they reported an increase that brings the total temporary workers to almost 2.9 million. As temps continue to break records, […]

Has the stigma changed for job-hoppers?

by wpengine on June 3, 2014 in Job Search Tips, Staffing, Workforce

 

According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, “1 in 4 workers have had 5-plus jobs by the age of 35. Older workers however, have job-hopped far less; just 1 in 5 of those 55 and older have held 10-plus jobs in their lifetime.” Has the stigma around job-hopping changed? In short, yes. Job-hopping no longer has […]

Your Salary Offers Are Disappointing Candidates

by wpengine on May 13, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce

 

Attention employers, money may not be the reason people leave but it is one of the top reasons candidates don’t accept your job offer. According to a recent CareerBuilder article, 7 in 10 Salary Offers Disappoint Job Candidates. The 2013 Staffing & Recruiting Pulse Survey reported that 71% of staffing firms say job candidates’ salary […]

Fighting Resumé Prejudices

by wpengine on May 6, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce

 

In last week’s blog, we shared advice from the inside on the types of things on a resumé that raise red flags for a candidate. Typos and spelling mistakes top the list but there are lots of things recruiters, sourcing & staffing specialists read into when evaluating candidates for a job. And if we are […]

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