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The Four Metrics Every Staffing Firm Should Track

Of the many reasons people go into the staffing and recruiting industry, tracking metrics is rarely one of them. Despite knowing the importance of tracking metrics, however, the vast majority of staffing firms do not put this belief into practice.

For example, according to CareerBuilder’s most recent Staffing & Recruiting Pulse Survey, a mere 14 percent of staffing firms track source of candidates and candidates hired. Continue reading >>

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Recruiter Spotlight: Meet Mike Donahue of Amotec Inc.

Recruiter Spotlight: Meet Mike Donahue of Amotec Inc.

Welcome to Recruiter Spotlight, where each month CareerBuilder recognizes recruiters who set themselves apart by going above and beyond to advance the field. Meet our featured professional this month: Mike Donahue of Amotec Inc., a professional recruiting and staffing firm. His selfless attitude and always wanting to be a great team player has helped him build long-term relationships both within and outside the company. Continue reading >>

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No Failure to Launch: 9 Rules for Implementing New Recruiting Technology

“If you don’t have a good recruiting system in place, you’re going to lose a lot of great candidates,” said John Hinojos, vice president of consulting services at HRchitect, at the recent ERE West Conference in San Diego. “Your platform is the face of your company.”

While it’s important to have a good recruiting technology in place, it’s equally as important to gain company-wide adoption. Continue reading >>

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The Top 10 Metros for Projected Temporary Job Growth

The job market for temp workers has been soaring for long enough that it’s easy to forget how badly it was hurting during the recession. The temporary help services industry, long considered an early indicator of full-time hiring trends, lost almost 750,000 jobs from 2007 to 2009 — more than any other industry in the United States and more than the next three worst-performing industries combined. Continue reading >>

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May 2014 Recruiter Spotlight winner - Malorie Young

Recruiter Spotlight: Meet Malorie Young of Principle Solutions Group

Welcome to Recruiter Spotlight, where each month CareerBuilder recognizes recruiters who set themselves apart by going above and beyond to advance the field. Meet our featured professional this month: Malorie Young, senior IT recruiter at Principle Solutions Group, a staffing and consulting firm. Her genuine care, concern and compassion for candidates allows her to go beyond the resume and dig deeper to understand what they’re looking for in a career and then work to find the right fit. Continue reading >>

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7 in 10 Salary Offers Disappoint Job Candidates

According to the 2013 Staffing & Recruiting Pulse Survey, 71 percent of staffing firms say job candidates’ salary expectations exceed the employers’ offers, and only 25 percent say job candidates’ salary expectations are in alignment with employers’ offers. It’s probably not a coincidence, then, that disappointing salary offers are the top reason candidates reject job offers.

Though some of the blame for this misunderstanding falls on job candidates (who may overestimate their worth), employers hold some responsibility for low-balling candidates (whether consciously or not). Continue reading >>

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5 Sentences Recruiters Wish They Could Say to Hiring Managers (And What They Should Say Instead)

Recruiters and hiring managers often feel about each other the way the Fresh Prince feels about parents: They just don’t understand. And while it’s tempting to say as much (or rap about it with DJ Jazzy Jeff), trying to communicate one’s frustration calmly is easier said than done. All too often, what you want to say isn’t what you should say if you hope to have any sort of productive conversation. Continue reading >>

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How Data Enables Kelly Services to Maintain Its Competitive Edge

Three years ago, Kelly Services partnered with CareerBuilder on a tool integrating CareerBuilder’s Supply & Demand data with Kelly’s own internal data, enabling the global staffing services company to make more strategic, data-driven workforce decisions. The move, says Jocelyn Lincoln, VP of Americas Recruiting at Kelly Services, has changed the way the company recruits talent. In the following Q&A, Lincoln discusses the important role data plays in Kelly’s ability to recruit top talent, which provides value to both clients and candidates while allowing the company to maintain its competitive edge. Continue reading >>

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The No. 1 Reason Candidates Decline Job Offers Is…

They got a better one.

According to the most recent Staffing & Recruiting Pulse Survey, 46 percent of recruiters say the top reason candidates decline a job offer is because they received another offer. The second biggest reason? Thirty percent of recruiters said compensation and benefits offered were not in line with the candidate’s expectations. The good news is that, according to 77 percent of recruiters, candidates decline a job offer less than 10 percent of the time; however, that doesn’t make it any less frustrating when they do. Continue reading >>

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In Case You Missed It: Five Predictions for the Future of Staffing

Thanks to increasing client demands, evolving technology, global expansion and new legal requirements, the staffing industry is changing before our very eyes, according to Barry Asin, President of the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA).

Asin delivered the keynote speech at the 2014 Staffing Industry Analysts Executive Forum last March, where he highlighted some of the most pressing challenges staffing executives face today. Continue reading >>

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