Tag: workforce trends

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Leader’s Role is to Support the Knowledge Worker

by wpengine on April 22, 2014 in Workforce


Have you heard the not so funny story of the CFO that tells the company President, “we keep training people and when they leave they take that with them.” And the President says in reply, “Imagine how fast they would leave if we did not train them.” The most common image of training is of […]

Trends of the Contingent Workforce Talent Seminar

by wpengine on March 3, 2014 in News


Last Thursday, we held our second Outside-In® Talent Seminar of 2014, Trends of the Contingent Workforce. Business professionals and knowledge-seeking individuals joined us at Newark’s own Klondike Kate’s for some hand shaking, a hot breakfast, and a very illuminating discussion. Founder and CEO of the Outside-In® Companies, Chris Burkhard, led the conference on the realities […]

Lifetime Employment Died Yesterday at 4:22 AM

by wpengine on January 14, 2014 in Workforce


Please note: This blog is meant to be a parody. Yesterday, Life Time Employment officially passed away. Last seen Life Time Employment, better known as an organization playing a parental role to employees from the start of their career to retirement, was on life support but resting comfortably at your local area hospital. But leading […]

2014 Contingent Workforce Trend Alert: Outside-In® Companies Radio Interview

by wpengine on January 9, 2014 in News


Chris Barton of the Outside-In® Companies was featured on the WDEL afternoon news on New Years Eve to discuss trends for jobs and the economy in 2014 with host Allan Loudell. Watch this video to listen to a recording of his radio spot and hear more about the contingent workforce trend for 2014. [iframe width=”560″ […]

2014 Staffing and Workforce Trends

by wpengine on December 31, 2013 in News


As a workforce and work place expert, we’d like to share our view of the 2014 workforce. After reviewing the numbers and statistics from 2013, here are 8 staffing trends to look out for in 2014. In November of 2013 the economy had more temporary jobs than any month but April of 2000. The number […]