Staffing & Recruiting 56
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel,” Maya Angelou famously said. The late poet could easily have been talking about the staffing industry, where the ability to provide unforgettable experiences sets firms apart from their competitors.
CareerBuilder and Inavero’s 2014 Opportunities in Staffing Study reveals, however, that some of the biggest staffing challenges are a consistent, memorable candidate experience.
Welcome to Recruiter Spotlight, where each month CareerBuilder recognizes recruiters who set themselves apart by going above and beyond to advance the field. This month's winner is Diane Lewczyk, whose patience and listening skills help her better understand both the candidate's and the company's needs and in turn facilitate a great match.
Pumpkin spice lattes for everyone: It’s officially the start of National Staffing Employee Week! (Shouldn’t every week be national staffing employee week, though?)
All week long, from September 15 through September 21, the American Staffing Association is paying tribute to the millions of temporary and contract employees who are employed by staffing firms every business day. According to the ASA, these individuals are the “stars of our nation’s work force,” helping businesses fulfill needs in nearly every occupational sector, and 79 percent of them work full-time (35 hours or more per week).
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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