The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report earlier this month outlining Employment Projections through 2018. Here is a breakdown of their findings: Top 10 growth industries in terms of employment increases: Management, scientific and technical consulting services Offices of physicians Computer systems design and related services Other general merchandise stores Employment services Local government, excluding… Continue reading
Monthly Archives: December 2009
The New York Times is reporting that the hiring of temporary workers has surged, good news for staffing agencies, candidates, and the economy. However, employers have been less apt to add permanent workers then they have when demand has risen during previous recessions, illustrating a cautious approach to hiring. What are you seeing in your… Continue reading
Congratulations to Tiffany and Dean, who welcomed early Christmas present Isla Brennan Shoemaker to the world at 5:26 PM on December 21st. Isla (pronounced Eye-lah) was 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and 20.5 inches long. Mom and baby are both doing well.
Today I’d like to share a blog post from a friend of mine, The Staffing Coach – Jim Della Volpe. I hope you enjoy it! Make 2010 your best year ever! My favorite quote from Alice in Wonderland: Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? The Cat:… Continue reading
Just in case you missed the latest update in ASA’s Staffing Statistics, some great news and opportunities are ahead for the Staffing Industry. The ASA Staffing Index estimates weekly changes in the number of people employed in temporary and contract work. The ASA developed the index to provide a current measure of staffing industry employment trends…. Continue reading
Congratulations go out to Jenn, Mike, and big sister Lola, who welcomed Emma Grace Jordan into the world this weekend. Emma weighed in at 6 pounds 8 ounces, and Mom and baby are doing great!
According to new data released in the Second Annual SheSpeaks Media Study, an astounding 86% of females polled reported having a profile on at least one social networking website. Even more interesting is that 72% of those women log into their social network at least once per day. Social Networks and Branding Many businesses are now… Continue reading
I received an interesting email today. The subject line was “You Stupid Donkey!” So of course I thought it was directed to me. Within the email was a link to a great blog post titled “What Any Business Can Learn From Chef Gordon Ramsay.” I’m a big fan of Gordon Ramsay and his show “Kitchen… Continue reading
Q: I really want my candidates to feel like they are a part of a special organization. Any ideas on how I can create that sense of community among my candidates? A: That’s a great question, and as you probably know, as an industry, we have a pretty bad reputation with our candidates. In fact,… Continue reading
Google’s short video explanation of Personalized Search: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKuG2M6R4VM&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1] Google recently announced some interesting changes to the way they will now present search rankings. In the past, when searching for a specific keyword, most people would receive very similar page rankings (with a few variances based on location). Now, Google is personalizing search results based… Continue reading
What is a web browser? You are using one right now! A web browser is a program used for viewing web pages. There are a lot of different web browsers, but the most popular include Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. Why is it important to test your website in different browsers? Every web… Continue reading
Send your own ElfYourself eCards What elf yourself video do you like best? The Marketing Advisors, or The Creative Team?
My friend Ann Machado from Creative Staffing in Miami just shared this incredible presentation showing the change in unemployment over the past 34 months. The last 12 months in particular are amazing.
The website bills itself as real people, real jobs and real connections. And it looks like a real way to leverage twitter to send targeted job listings to interested candidates. It’s called TweetaJob, and according to the company’s website “Jobs are instantly tweeted to the appropriate networks, by location and area of interest. Job seekers… Continue reading
Social media is spreading faster these days than a California wildfire. It seems to be everywhere. It’s probably touched your staffing business or life in some small manner or form. Some questions we all have been presented with are whether to jump into that pool or not. Is now the time? Is it a trend… Continue reading